Easter take-out menus to try

Tommy Dion

Tommy is the founder of the blog and gourmet guide Le Cuisinomane, whose mission is to showcase Québec’s local products and gastronomy. With an in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s food scene, his expertise and professionalism make him a trusted source for all the best food spots and experiences in Montréal. In addition to tasting and writing about food, Tommy also creates content for brand, always related to food and gastronomy.

This Easter, whether you’re looking to brunch or plan a spring feast for supper, many restaurants in Montréal offer sumptuous menus with special ingredients, like lamb, ham, maple syrup, the first spring vegetables and even the first snow crab of the year. Here are some of the menus that caught our eye.

Bar Mamie

328 Beaubien Street East | Website

Le Bar Mamie in Little Italy offers an Easter menu that is yummy enough to get a thumbs-up from grandmothers around the world. Their meal, available from April 1 to 3, includes five courses with a line-up of pâté croûte, salmon gravlax and leg of lamb followed by a beautiful platter of Québec cheese, plus homemade apple pie for dessert. And just like at Grandma's, you’ll get a little gourmet gift to take home!  

Café Le Petit Flore

1145 Fleury Street East | Website

Le Petit Flore's Easter menu for four features a salmon confit with juniper berries, maple and fennel, followed by a hearty cassoulet with beans, potatoes, bacon and maple syrup and finishes with a special chocolate mousse and William pear Easter egg. You can also add extras à la carte, like traditional pea soup or maple nut pie (yum!). Quantities are limited, so order now for pick-up on April 3.

Chez Victoire

1453 du Mont-Royal Avenue East | Website

From April 2 to 4, Chez Victoire on Mont-Royal Avenue offers their version of the perfect Easter feast. A leg of lamb braised in maple syrup, maple salmon gravlax served with condiments and grilled Nantes carrots, leeks vinaigrette, baked beans with lamb, green beans and roasted potatoes make up this sublime meal. A few à la carte options can be added, notably snow crab or a special doughnut from the Crémy pastry shop.

Club Saint-James

1145 Union Avenue | Website

Club Saint-James has a gourmet lunch to make this Easter extra special. Start with smoked sturgeon rillettes with snow crab and grapefruit followed by quail saltimbocca on creamy polenta with pine nut vinaigrette and a cassoulet of braised Kamouraska lamb and confit rabbit shoulder. For dessert? A chocolate and pear Easter egg. There is also a kid’s menu and the possibility of pairing your meal with the perfect wine. Order no later than March 31 for pickups on Friday and Saturday, April 2 and 3.

Foxy

1638 Notre-Dame Street West | Website

Foxy’s Easter menu welcomes spring with open arms, while still embracing cozy comfort food flavours. Try their signature spring lamb dish, the navarin, skillfully wrapped in a delicate puff pastry and paired perfectly with the green bean salad. As a starter, the must-have baked feta – always served with soft and fluffy homemade pita – is adorned with radish, cucumber, pistachios and sumac. Finally, rhubarb, maple and oxalis add the finishing touches to their cheesecake, reminding us that beautiful, sunny days are coming soon.

Impasto

48 Dante Street | Website

Treat yourself to delicious homemade tagliatelle with peas, tomato and pancetta, two generous lamb shanks served with potatoes and cipollini onions, served with a savoury salad of fennel, citrus and pistachios. Their Easter meal finishes on a sweet note with a zuppa inglese, a dessert made with pastry cream (there’s a chocolate cream, too!) and lady fingers. This fine Italian feast for two is available April 2 and 3 for $130.

Le Pois Penché

1230 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West  Website

Whether you’re looking for a brunch or dinner menu for Easter meal, the French restaurant Le Pois Penché has just what you need. You can either start your day with pastries and fresh fruit before digging into a hearty meal of ham, smoked salmon and the Provençal flageolet stew, or opt for a juicy roast lamb, served with cavatelli au gratin, roasted vegetables and a beet salad. The $50 brunch for two or the $140 dinner feast for four is available April 2 and 3.

Maison Saint-Paul

343 Saint-Paul Street East | Website

What better way to celebrate Easter than indulging in a generous brunch. Maison Saint-Paul has put together an exquisite box of gourmet goodness: smoked salmon bagels, caviar cream cheese, Québec berry pancakes, Québec asparagus salad, a poached egg with burrata, and more! For $120, the box contains a meal for two along with mimosas and two Maison Saint-Paul glass flutes.

Marconi

45 Mozart Street West | Website

If you want to cheer on the Marconi team, there’s just one date to remember: April 3. This Easter menu, which is perfect for brunch, highlights Québec’s incredible snow crab. Also on the menu: smoked salmon with “full-flavoured” focaccia, their famous mushroom dish with poached egg, a fresh seasonal salad and a gourmet kouign-amann stuffed with sea buckthorn. The menu, at $100 for two, also includes a mimosa kit (bottle of sparkling wine and orange juice).

Moleskine

3412 du Parc Avenue | Website

Chef Frédéric St-Aubin and the Moleskine team are serving up a menu that’s both simple, but oh-so tasty. The braised lamb and cauliflower cannelloni au gratin bathed in a light sweet onion cream is simply mouth-watering, and delicate flavours of the marinated salmon and citrus salad are divine. Indulge your sweet tooth with chocolate and coffee cream in little jars, because, well, it's Easter, after all!

Nora Gray

1391 Saint-Jacques Street | Website

True to form, Nora Gray once again whisks us away to Italy with an Easter meal for two or four people, at $75 or $145. The fresh orecchiette pasta with peas and pancetta will set the table perfectly for the shoulder of lamb served with early spring vegetables. And to finish, a great Sicilian classic awaits you: the cassata. The menu will only be served on April 3 and 4, and you must order in advance.

Park

378 Victoria Avenue | Website

For Easter, the team at Park is unveiling another facet of their culinary creativity with a menu that doesn’t offer sushi, but is every bit as enticing – with a touch of decadence. Start with maple roasted parsnip bisque with crème fraiche and wild scallop ceviche from Hokkaido Island, followed by lamb shank braised in red wine and rosemary served with gnocchi and mushroom stew. Finish with their own take on a sumptuous carrot cake concocted by the pastry team. You can also add one (or more) Easter eggs, meticulously crafted by Chef Bazin and his team.

Trifeca

219 du Mont-Royal Avenue West | Website

The exceptional trio of Club Chasse et Pêche, Le Filet and Le Serpent restaurants are going big with a five-course Easter menu that’s great for both brunch and dinner. The first act begins with a raw duo from Le Serpent, consisting of a half a dozen oysters with passion fruit mignonette, followed by salmon tartare. Then Le Filet takes over with a magnificent black cod marinated in miso, followed by a salty crescendo from Club Chasse et Pêche with a saddle of rabbit with aligot, pearl onions, mushrooms and mustard sauce. The final act is presented by the talented pastry chef Masami Waki, who has whipped up a creamy lemon cake surrounding a coconut cookie. If the flavours of Italy are calling you, there is also a four-course menu at Il Miglio you’ll love. Whatever you choose, these menus are made to order only and available only on April 2 and 3.

Tommy Dion

Tommy is the founder of the blog and gourmet guide Le Cuisinomane, whose mission is to showcase Québec’s local products and gastronomy. With an in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s food scene, his expertise and professionalism make him a trusted source for all the best food spots and experiences in Montréal. In addition to tasting and writing about food, Tommy also creates content for brand, always related to food and gastronomy.

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