by Rhonda Massad
I can’t say enough good things about this new addition to the West Island restaurant scene. Run by a husband and wife team, Paulo and Carrie, that named their restaurant after their only daughter Grace. The food knocked me over. I loved every single bite. You know the kind of experience that has you craving when you wake up the next day? That is what Bistro Grace has to offer.
I started with a zucchini soup that was creamy and delicious. From what I gathered from the superior wait staff, there is a soup of the day. I followed that up with a salmon tartare and beet salad. I was not in the mood for a serious main and often prefer to try different appetizer dishes from the menu in smaller portions. Just me.
Dan had orecchiette pasta with spicy sausage, rainbow chard, fresh ricotta. Needless to say, I was picking from his dish!! Also amazing.
Seasoned chef and owner Paulo Fraga sent over some french fries and salad to accompany our selection. My father believes the bread and the fries make a restaurant. These fries were crispy and not oily. The salad had fresh dill. My mouth is watering while I write this. My father will approve this restaurant for certain.
Did I mention that there was a cocktail of the day. It was a fizzy peach cocktail made from freshly pureed peaches. Reminded me of a Bellini I had in Florence once. The wine list is extensive.
Opening hours are evenings Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Not yet open for lunch. I need to talk to Chef Paulo about that!!!
This little gem of a Bistro is going to take us by storm so make sure to make a reservation to avoid disappointment.
18425 rue Antoine-Faucon