Not last week’s.
Le Cheese Truck opened exceptionally last Monday to hold its first ever Instagramers meet-up (if you’re not following me on Instagram yet – it’s this way!). Timing couldn’t have been better: the thermometer had dropped below minus 30 degrees Celsius with the wind chill, meaning P and I were in serious need of some carbohydrates intake.
Around 7:30, the gents behind Le Cheese unlocked their front door and welcomed us into their kingdom. The place’s concept is simple: everything revolves around (you’ve guessed it) cheese. The fattier, the better – let me show you.It all started with a trilogy of appetizers kicked off by a Parmesan tomato soup. Thick and creamy, it was, behold, the lightweight rep of the bunch. Homemade tater tots and a three-cheese mac’n’cheese soon followed, bringing back some good old memories. Kid, I used to save my quarters to buy tater tots from the cafeteria. Crispy in the outside, steaming hot in the inside, the ones at Le Cheese came with a hot sauce mayonnaise. I swear, the day they start selling it in bulk, I will happily spread it on everything. So those were the appetizers. Not far away, the heavyweight guys were staring at us from the counter – ready to fill our bellies.The classic grilled cheese allowed a smooth transition. Made with delicious egg bread from Snowdon Bakery, it was crunchy with endless melting yellow cheese. Then the super heavyweight kicked in: the poutine grilled cheese. It was as decadent as it sounds, and twice as heavy as you would expect. Everything was there: the gravy, the squeaky cheese, even the potatoes were sliced to make sure the sandwich was held together well. If you have to pick one cheat meal this month, go for this. Double the fat, double the pleasure. A soup, tater tots, mac’n’cheese and two-grilled cheeses clearly weren’t enough – Le Cheese Truck had one last dessert left for the crowd of starving Instagramers (… ;)). Deep fried cheesecake in beer batter was our last treat of the night. Accompanied by a homemade strawberry jam and wrapped in a batter thin enough to be crisp without being greasy, the desert was so decadent P and I almost fought over the last bite despite our swollen stomachs. Voilà qui est ça. We couldn’t have been more fed than that. Le Cheese Truck is not for the feint of heart but is a must for all the others trying to survive Quebec’s Artic cold.
Tues – Weds – Thurs: 12pm – 11pm
Fri – Sat: 12pm – 4am
Sun: 12pm – 10pm
5976 Avenue de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1G8