Are you in Montreal or you are without a car and would like to explore the surroundings of the city otherwise? Visit Vieux-Beloeil for its greedy side thanks to these 10 addresses tested and approved!
Unusual Montrealers and often underestimated, the South Shore is full of gourmet restaurants and shops that deserve to be discovered. I have visited a few over the years, but often by necessity or proximity, rarely planned, I admit. When I was invited to a gastronomic tour of Vieux-Beloeil recently, I knew only one of the 9 addresses visited. I came back really surprised and well rounded belly. Here are my findings …
Wrongly, I never think of the South Shore for dinners with friends or lovers, or even for gourmet brunches. I’m sure many others are like me. It’s a shame, because the quality of the ingredients was at the rendezvous and the owners of the most friendly, not to mention affordable addresses or beautiful locations at the edge of the water that we would not find at home! In addition, it is not so far from Montreal (see below for directions)! Take advantage of the Montérégie outing to combine a day at the mountain or the orchard with a brunch or dinner in this charming old neighborhood.
Difficult not to branch off the entrance to the counter filled with various chocolates at the Chocolaterie du Vieux-Beloeil ! We come for lunch, brunch, dinner or just for a coffee and a chocolate dessert. Not able to choose? I fell in love with the waffle covered with bananas, all covered with caramel from the house. If you are looking for a Christmas gift idea, go to the shop before you go! Caramel will definitely be part of my gift basket this year.
I visited Old Beloeil under a blazing sun, an ideal context to savor the sweet, salty and icy delicacies comfortably installed on the terrace of the Simplement St-Laurent . Everything is better in an Adirondack chair, wrapped in a cozy blanket, mouth full of flavors! I spoke to you more about this address here: Coup de cœur: Simply St-Laurent in Old Beloeil .
The Hyphen is getting a new look with a rejuvenated team of new associates. It is not today that the restaurant is talking about him, especially for its green terrace. The platter of cold meats placed in front of us has enough to confirm our impressions: it’s good and pig !
The Petit Bara Bistro
Excellent timing after so much meat: we go across the street to Le Petit Bara , vegan bistro. Even carnivores will be seduced by the variety of colors and aromas that emanate from carefully prepared dishes. I particularly like the front garden where the herbs and vegetables used in the kitchen are grown in the sight of customers. This is the first time that I was remixing tempeh as good as the one I had tasted in Malaysia!