Appetizers : 16 to 24$
Le Club Chasse et Pêche is one of those restaurants that takes you to a parallel universe with each visit. From the very beginning, the word “Club” was key to the project, representing the notion of something private, and this has succeeded. The resemblance between Le Club Chasse et Pêche and a private club is striking. This is a restaurant where you certainly must go to dine.
Le Club Chasse et Pêche opened in 2004. It is not uncommon to run across an international star here. It must be the most discreet address on Saint Claude St, somewhat away from the hustle and bustle of Vieux Montréal, and it is the ideal place to enjoy the good things in life without being in the eyes of the general public. The staff and the clients respect this confidentiality; everyone takes care of their own affairs and is there to enjoy their evening rather than to be seen.
The layout of Le Club Chasse et Pêche is the joint creation of designer Bruno Braën (Moleskine, Pullman, Big in Japan and others) and one of the owners – Hubert Marsolais (also owner of Le Serpent, Il Miglio and Le Filet). It is divided into two distinct spaces : a main room with 55 seats and a bar-salon with about 30 seats including a small vintage counter dating back to 1965. The restaurant’s decor is chic and gives one the impression of exclusivity. The leather armchairs wrap around you, the lighting in shapes of animals was created by Antoine Laverdière, the photographic works of art are by Nicolas Baier and all the objects found in the room underscore the folklore feeling of the place but still in a contemporary way.
Le Club Chasse et Pêche is certainly a place to come for the atmosphere but also for its bourgeois, opulent and contemporary cuisine. The menu is short and all the dishes succed in tasting delicious, there is no room here for half measures here. The menu was created around hunting and fishing, highlighting both meat and fish.
Le Club proposes a few starters: pan-fried scallops are served with a lemon emulsion, but there is also beef tataki, risotto with braised piglet, grilled octopus and foie gras. One of the main courses is a classic dish from the house called simply “hunting and fishing” – a combination that changes. Other choices include Ora King salmon, duck, lamb and piglet with turnips and cherries. This opulent menu is prepared by the executive chef and co-owner Claude Pelletier and chef Mélanie Blouin.
Classic dishes are still found on the menu and it all adds up to a fabulous experience. Le Club is on the list of best restaurants with Quebec cuisine in Montreal. There are five equally delectable desserts to choose from, each created by the talented Masami Waki (also pastry chef of the restaurant Le Serpent and Le Filet).
The wine list is strong and with more than 600 etiquettes, definitely has a lot of depth. The list has been pulled together by the head of the wine cellar Ray Manus and his deputy Philippe Vincent. They will propose wines to fit the occasion, and at the same time they are there to help you discover what you may not know when it comes to your own knowledge of wine. In the dining room and under the direction of Lambert Vincent, the dining room director, the staff is experienced and always impeccable, knowing when to be discreet but still very attentive.
We especially like Le Club for its creativity, its intimacy and comfortable atmosphere, as well as its menu – original and most delicious. Every visit to Le Club is a memorable one.
And also …
Malhi Sweets : A top Indian restaurant in Montreal
Malhi Sweets opened its doors in July 1996 on Jarry St West in the Parc Extension area, and since then has been serving northern India’s warm, comforting cuisine. The owner, […]