Montréal has a handful of celebrity chefs, and Europea’s Jérôme Ferrer is justifiably one of them: his elegant, white tablecloth venue is one of the special spots in the city. For the full treatment, order the extravagant menu dégustation, which starts with a lobster cream “cappuccino” with truffle puree and goes on to include maple bark stewed foie gras, prawn risotto, cornish hen with root vegetable fondant, and l’arbre à sucreries de Sainte Culpabilité, translated as “candy tree from Guilty land.” There are two (relatively) moderate ways to experience Ferrer’s touch: come at lunch, when a three-course meal goes for C$35, or try his more affordable Beaver Hall restaurant, which is also downtown. Europea is a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux.
1227 rue de la Montagne (near rue Ste-Catherine)
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Tues–Fri noon–1:30pm; Sun–Fri 6–9:30pm; Sat 6–10pm Transportation Métro: Peel Phone 514/398-9229 Prices Main courses C$43–C$49; table d’hôte C$80; 10-course menu dégustation C$110. Reservations recommended Cuisine Type Contemporary French Web site Europea
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