To Dine For: The taste for tango in Vieux-Montréal
In Vieux- Montréal, a short romantic walk along cobble-stone streets from just about anywhere, is a bastion of the hip, tasty culture of Argentina. The Buenos Aires influenced l’Atelier d’Argentine is as sexy as it sounds. And as if torn out of the heart of Buenos Aires, this hybrid resto/steakhouse is a testament to Argentina’s contemporary approach to its cuisine while being genuine and unpretentious. Led by authentically Argentinian chef Natalia Machado, L’Atelier features native cuisine backstopped by that typically gaucho’esque mainstay: Steak. Featuring a complete listing of tasty options, the menu features Flank, Hanger, Skirt, Sirloin, Rib Eye, and Tenderloin. All are grilled to perfection and accompanied by authentic chimichurri & criolla sauces. The rest of the menu is easy to understand, easy to love, and uses fresh quality local and imported ingredients in such amazing dishes like the QUINOTTO: Quinoa risotto, zucchini, cremini mushroom, roasted bell pepper, and mozzarella di buffala
Accompanying the menu is an amazing Argentinian based wine list, and a chic ambiance that will have you longing for the intimacy of the tango in the romance of "The Paris of South America". The staff is 'out of their way' helpful and generous with their time. Make sure to ask for Alex or Audrey when making a reservation, and visit Jeremy at the bar for an amazing apéritif or post-dinner night-cap.
355, Rue Marguerite d'Youville call (514) 287-3362 or www.atelierargentine.com