by Heather Boyd
I have a soft spot of The Can Man, so when I heard he was featured on the walls of the Bistro Pointe Claire, I had to go check it out!
Bistro Pointe-Claire is located in the heart of Pointe-Claire Village. The building is a historic house that was built in 1891 by the Mitchell family. The Mitchells were a family of merchants, shopkeepers and builders who believed in the future of their community. The Bistro is honouring their history by engaging local entrepreneurs to contribute to everything from the decor, to the sound system to the architectural drawings. The walls are adorned with David Kelavey’s paintings of the Pointe Claire Village, commissioned through the local Viva Vida Art Gallery.
I had previously been to the Bistro with friends. We enjoyed tasting a bit of everything from the appetizer menu. The Assiette Bistro including the delectable crispy lamb cigars served with a mint pesto was a big hit. The roasted beet salad with goat cheese and a walnut vinaigrette was a treat.
“Rich from his Mediterranean and French cuisine background, passionate with tasty and fresh local food, Chef Konjevic’s menu is a reflection of many years of refined culinary work and an international experience that shows his genuine love for the art of cooking.” (from the Bistro website)
I heard great reviews of their brunch menu and was excited to bring my daughter. I also wanted to show her the historic building and the cool decor. We reserved on-line to ensure our place. We were greeted warmly and seated comfortably in the main room near the bay window.
My daughter ordered the crepes with banana, whipped cream and chocolate. I was torn by their offerings, but decided on the Vegetable Omelette. My meal was served with tasty whole grain toast, breakfast potatoes and a mini yogurt parfait. Breakfast items come with coffee or tea. We were both happy with our choices and sufficiently suffonsified!
Our waiter was very friendly and interactive. We were invited to tour around the house and admired the paintings, the commissioned stained glass pieces and the mural upstairs.
For an international culinary experience with a community feel be sure to check out the Bistro Pointe Claire. There is plenty of parking at the back and it is steps away from the waterfront and the village shops.
Bistro Pointe Claire is located at:
252 Lakeshore, Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4K9
Reservations: 514-630-5500 or on their website:
Monday to Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday and Friday : 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday : 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday : 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM