536 Av Duluth E, Montreal, QC, H2L 1A9
Tel : 514-281-1114
Official website: www.restaurantaupieddecochon.ca
Martin Picard has taken foie gras and given locals and out-of-towners a creative selection of heavenly and savory artery clogging dishes that have many planning multiple visits in order to try all of them. While you could find a selection of tasty poultry, beef or fish dishes on the menu, if this is your first time, you’re not going to Au Pied de Cochon for anything but a dish from one of the two main categories: pork or foie gras.
The foie gras poutine is a popular dish. The Au Pied de Cochon spin on the poutine involves the addition of chunks of foie gras along with cheese curds and using a foie gras based poutine sauce. If you want to try something a bit more unique and deliciously mind blowing then dare to order the Plogue à Champlain. Imagine a flavorsome pancake topped by a slice of potato, a sliver of cheese, Canadian bacon cooked to perfection, a healthy portion of foie gras, some parsley and a drizzle of maple syrup (remember there’s a pancake at the bottom). If you’re craving for a lot of meat, why not try the Happy Pork Chop. It’s quite huge, thick and filling. If it’s more than you imagined don’t worry, you can always ask to take home the leftovers.
Reservations are highly recommended. Be sure to ask when the sitting times are. Although rare, it is possible for you to walk in and be seated without a reservation, especially if you’re wild enough to fill a craving at 11pm. For parties of 2, sitting at the bar can be a delightful treat as you watch the chefs in action while they fill the orders. Enjoy a sneak peak on how they sear the foie gras or perhaps discover how in the world they manage to get a duck in a can!
- Seating is tight and a packed house does get quite loud.
- If coming by car, take St-Hubert Street and try to find parking near Duluth.
- Try the PDC beer with the poutine.
- Groups of 4 or more are possible yet rare.
- Don’t get too attached to the bread if you want to finish your meal.