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Club Chasse et Pêche, Montréal

423 St. Claude Street
Old Montréal
Montréal , Québec
Canada H2Y 3B6
Tel: 514 861 1112's insider take:

Located in a grottolike room with a nouveau–hunting lodge feel and abstract art on the walls, this restaurant in Old Montréal is nothing less than a cave of edible wonders. Chef Claude Pelletier serves his oysters with lemon confit; cream and onion; au gratin with truffles, manchego, and arugula; or just plain. Each bite releases a flavor bomb so exquisite that time all but stops. The melt-in-your-mouth scallops on a bed of fennel purée are a perfect treat before "new school surf and turf," a combination of nouvelle-cuisine miniportions of exquisite seafood with wild game and other masculine meats—perhaps shrimp with bison. Everything on the menu is good, and even better with a savvy wine pairing (ask the staff for their pick). Yes, it'll cost you (the surf and turf alone is $39–$50, depending on market prices), but how can you put a price on ecstasy? Politicians, doctors, lawyers, and young independently wealthy types often crowd the small room; for an intimate repast, ask for a table near the windows. Reserve at least a week in advance.

Closed Sundays and Mondays.

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