Holder is a decent place to have brunch in the Old-Montreal. You can find on their menu some classic bistro dishes. The soft-boiled eggs are cooked to perfection - firm egg whites and a gooey egg yolk. The truffle tapenade gives a nice touch of saltiness to the eggs. As a side dish, we opt for the gratin dauphinois which is simply a stack of thinly-sliced potatoes cooked in cream. It was simple and well-seasoned.
If you have room for desserts, you should go for the profiteroles. The portion is quite generous. It has nice play on temperature and texture. The coolness of the ice cream, the warmth from the crème anglase, the richness of the chocolate, the softness of the choux pastry make this dessert attractive to eat.
If you are looking for a restaurant serving classic French bistro food, this is a place worth trying.
|Soft-boiled Eggs, Truffle Tapenade, Sauteed Oyster Mushroom|
|Profiteroles served with Crème Anglaise|
407 rue McGill