September 10th, 2010
Just because we don’t have Mamma to cook for us, doesn’t mean we’re not longing for Italian comfort food
An homage to chef Ryan Dixon’s mother, cozy-chic Restaurant Jane serves delicious dishes inspired by her recipes. First up was a bowl of Mom’s Meatballs ($12), the very definition of soul food, then crispy melt-in-your-mouth crab cakes ($13). After noshing on gnudi (like gnocchi, but made from cheese not potatoes) with chanterelles and smoked turkey ($16), we devoured the Pizza Rossa with fluffy clouds of ricotta topping tomato-sauced crust ($18). We washed it down with summer-sweet strawberry-rhubarb lemonade spiked with Cachaça (Brazilian Hooch).
That's no plain Jane.
Restaurant Jane, 1744 Rue Notre-Dame W., Montreal, 514-759-6498.