Food, food and more food. The opportunity to eat good food in Montréal is endless and we traveled to this European influenced city with one goal in mind. Eat it all. And that’s where Bouillon Bilk comes in; a minimalist-chic space that serves modern eclectic cuisine with a French influence.
Bouillon Bilk opened in 2011 in the Quartier des Spectacles neighborhood; the city’s cultural district. It’s a vibrant neighborhood as we passed by theaters with lines out the door and busy streets full of people headed to one of the many bars and restaurants in the area.
What I Ate:
Amuse Bouche – shrimp ceviche with carrots, jalapeño and caviar
Hamachi with grapefruit, fennel, cucumber, Yumi kosho
Duck with cauliflower puree, hazelnut mousse, shiitake mushrooms and cilantro
The dishes are delicate and complex and change frequently depending on what ingredients are available. On top of the intricate layering of flavors they are plated like a piece of art creating a multi-dimensional dining experience.
I also have to give props to sommelier Nicolas Charron Boucher who provides a really personal wine list from local and imported wineries. I have to say I still am upset I didn’t write down the wine I had from a local Quebec winery. It was stunning and the perfect addition to the meal.
If you want to have a refined meal in an unassuming space then Bouillon Bilk is for you.