June 29th, 2011
Small Bites for Big Appetites
We love to indulge in gourmet fare, but plates piled with mounds of foie gras, cream, and red meat often leave us feeling stuffed—and not very chic.
We found delicious indulgence in perfect moderation at the tasteful Bouillon Bilk, a restaurant designed with female customers in mind. We started with a light crudo of red snapper ($12) with plums and marinated red cabbage, featuring just a touch of rich crème fraiche and wasabi for added punch. Pillowy pan-fried scallops ($26) were a perfect bite, paired with a spicy citrus-scented broth, edamame beans and kimchi dumplings. We finished off with a refreshing grapefruit gelée topped with a dollop of white chocolate cream ($8), offering the perfect balance between light and sweet. But don’t worry, the menu offers man-friendly meals like duck pastrami and braised pork.
So you can have your beefcake and eat healthy too.
Bouillon Bilk, 1595 St. Laurent Blvd., Montreal, 514-845-1595, www.bouillonbilk.com