Restaurant Garde Manger owner Chuck Hughes on Food network

Discussion in 'Restaurant Reviews' started by petalsandcoco, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. petalsandcoco

    petalsandcoco

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    I just wanted to share something, it is not a big event for me but for my nephew it was.

    He wanted to try and see if he could meet Chuck Hughes at his restaurant. It takes forever to get a reservation sometimes. Last week I brought him to the Old Port of Montreal with the hopes of just walking in and getting a seat.

    Sure enough they took us right away.  I ordered a ceasar and they served it up the tallest glass you could think of and stuck a crab claw in it and a celery stalk with all the utensils hanging off the handle to open your crab...well he just thought that was the greatest thing.

    To see the expressions on a child's face , to watch him light up......well there is no price for that.

    He ordered the famous lobster poutine and he really enjoyed it. Then we ordered turkey wings as an app, and bruschetta which was out of this world. ( Can you imagine that they had a lentil sauce garnishing the dish....at first I thought < No, can't be> but when I tried it .....well bells went off.

    Then we shared a seafood risotto and a scallop dish.....wonderful.

    Of course watching him eat their famous deep fried Mars bar and ice cream (sorry the pun) ....took the cake. !

    My complaint about the place ? It is so dark in there  that you can't even see the menu on the wall. I had to put the candle light in front of my nephew just to see his face. A couple of times I had to ask " Are you there" ? (no ...just joking but you get the picture)

    Here is the son I wish I had in the kitchen with the crew, they had him hopping and laughing. Busy as they were, they did me the honor of giving him a fabulous night. I just wanted to share.

    ps. Chuck was in New York that night but he is usually there, great guy. They tape the TV show right there in the kitchen.

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  2. margcata

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    Enjoyed your penned read. Sheer reading pleasure. Is this your nephew ...
     
  3. kyheirloomer

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    Tres kewl, Sis! He'll probably be talking about that visit for months.
     
  4. petalsandcoco

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    Yes , my nephew.

    La prunelle de mes yeux.

    He is in the middle of perfecting the taste of a cupcake : Chocolate and peanut butter. The last time we spoke he told me I needed more filling. I replied, " You don't say ? "

    Then he said, " No, I really mean it ! ".........."Ok sweetheart, your the boss."

    Thank you for listening. In this world that is upside down and sometimes going mad, along comes a child and well, you know the rest.

    Petals.
     
  5. gonefishin

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    sounds like you're both lucky to have eachother

    Take care Petals!
     
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  6. margcata

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    @Petals: Every cloud has a silver lining ... Our loved ones are our silver clouds ... Avatar, you should consider penning a book ...

    Perhaps, your nephew is going to be a future generation Alicia Foundation . Harvard University, Barcelona and Las Rosas Girona, Ferran Adria ... Afterall,  he knows if there should be more filling or not ... ha ha

    Children certainly do have a way with words. My twin grandsons Fillippo and Christophe are baking cookies already and they just turned 6 yrs old on December 4th. Adyson, my only grand daughter will be 5 on the 19th December, and she has genetic Great Grandmom Margherite.s talents already too.

    Off to Madrid today at 16.00 hours ...  
     
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