A chilly early winter night - getting together with a girlfriend for a delish meal and gab session - where to go?
We decided to try Bistro CoqLicorne - had heard good things but every time I tried to get a reservation, they were full up. On three separate occasions, calling for a reservation, even before I could ask if they had a spot - "sorry, no availability tonight." To the point that I thought, perhaps if I requested a spot en français? It became the elusive reservation - like the mythical rooster/unicorn immortalized in the name of this cozy little resto.
We were able to squeak in, and I was pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome and lovely service. As it turns out, they tend to take reservations on only a small number of tables, to ensure that local drop ins always have a spot! Good to know.....
Perfect girls night out - funky cocktails and tapas/small plates:
Les 3 Amigos - yummy pork tacos, and Le Vilain Petit Canard - duck carpaccio with popcorn, arugula, apple, and salted caramel.... oooooohh........
Thinking that we`d actually not eaten THAT much - we scanned the dessert menu but unfortunately, chocolate-less.... time to move on! We headed into the Byward Market to Cacao 70 - a Montreal chain restaurant that specializes in all things chocolate (with a savoury menu as well). We shared the dark chocolate fondue for two - very generous and decadent.
Definitely recommend both spots - with or without a bestie!