Bonjour from Montreal!
I’m in town for Osheaga Music Festival and am so excited to be back in Montreal – it’s been seven years since I visited last and this weekend is sure to be a fantastic one (fingers crossed the rain holds off!). While Osheaga begins today, the hubby and I got into town yesterday to spend a little bit of extra time in the city and relax a bit before the musical whirlwind commenced.
We arrived mid-afternoon and it didn’t take long for a cab to get us from the airport to our hotel downtown. After settling in, we took a little walk down rue Sainte-Catherine to do some shopping before dinner at Deville Dinerbar.
I received a bunch of great recommendations from Montreal friends for where to grab a bite, but after a bit of exploring on Yelp, I just couldn’t say no to the Crispy Mac and Cheese Stuffed Wontons on the menu for this downtown restaurant. Deville Dinerbar calls itself the “lovechild of whimsical nostalgia with the spirit of the 21st century”, and mixes the quintessential fifties diner and a neon infused nightclub, serving dressed up twists on classic diner food.
The decor also mixes these two aesthetics, fusing vinyl bench seating with funky lighting and lots of neon pink. We immediately ordered our appetizer while deciding on entrees, and before too long these little beauties were brought to our table.
“Crispy Mac and Cheese Stuffed Wontons” deep fried with a side of Diablo marinara sauce. Umm…nom. These were perfectly crispy on the outside and cheesy and gooey on the inside and did not disappoint. You can see the super fun black and pink Deville branding on the parchment paper as well! We ate these up after ordering our entrees, which were delivered nearly immediately after we finished our wontons.
I ordered the Dinerbar Club sandwich – served on brioche bread with rotisserie chicken and maple dijon sauce. Delicious, but I should have known better than to order a full meal when having an appetizer. I squished the incredibly tall sandwich together and managed to eat half of it before packing the rest up. Despite how good it was, I would have been better off ordering a salad to accompany my mac and cheese wontons (then maybe I would have had room left to indulge in some of their desserts!).
Hubby had their new The D.U.K.E. sandwich – grilled flat iron steak topped with cheddar and monterey jack, bacon, fried onion strings, BBQ mayo and a fried egg on a brioche bun. Messy, but delicious, he reviewed, raving about the thick cut bacon. We also both loved the matchstick fries. I’d definitely love to come back again and dive into their dessert menu, or perhaps one of their over the top milkshakes!
Stuffed silly, we rolled ourselves out of there and did some more shopping before having a relaxing evening in. The real adventure starts today with sets from Capital Cities, Daughter, Wild Belle, Alt-J, Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Rich Aucoin + more! Follow along on Twitter and Instagram for all the fun!