Henri Saint-Henri recently celebrated their first anniversary, and we were there to taste their carefully selected, beautifully crafted spring menu.
The harmony of flavours were perfectly balanced in each dish, and the bright colours served well.
The Spring Menu at Henri Saint-Henri
Here’s a break-down of what we tasted:
The Amuse Bouche was a beautifully plated Gaspacho. The olive oil powder, home made black garlic with mustard ice cream was one for the books.Served with Pecorino, Zaccagnini – an Italian wine from Abruzzes (2013) paired marvellously.
Sliced Speck quinoa salad with cantaloupe and fresh plum salicorneThis dish went well with wine: Cheverny, Phillipe Tessier Loire from France.
Next up was the Albacore Tuna Crudo with pickled jalapeno, mizuna, cucumber, altufo mango, watermelon radish and crispy shallots.This aesthetically pleasing dish was served with Viognier Red Stone from Ontario Canada (2013).
Fluke green pea & mint puree with fennel and fresh confit lemon, smoked herring roe and horseradish. The Sauvignon Gris , Gilles Bonnefoy Loire France (2013) did this dish justice.
Lamb Rump with charred eggplant, beets, black kale, cumin crumble, cilantro, lamb jus and chiogga.This dish was paired with Syrah, Copain from California US (2012).
Finally for dinner, we were treated with this elaborately decorated chocolate mousse variety. The combination of dark, white and milk chocolate left me craving more. Served with drops of sea buckthorn gel, caramelized bananas, chocolate cake cut into tiny rectangles that would leave any minimalist lover ooh-ing and ahh-ing before they even tasted the dish.The wine pairing: Bugey de Cedron, Renardat-Fâche, Savoie, France.
So, needless to say: Henri Saint-Henri really impressed us with their spring menu, and we would highly recommend booking a reservation to taste it for yourselves.
Which bring us to our next point:
Henri Saint-Henri Spring Terrasse Grand Opening
Montrealer’s residing in the south-west (I’m looking at you, St Henri, Pointe Saint Charles, and Griffintown). Mark your calendars for next Wednesday, May 20th for the launch of Henri Saint-Henri’s Terrasse! The event will be taking place from 8pm-11pm, and will be a night to celebrate St-Henri and springtime.
While the event on May 20th will serve up a different flavour, their spring menu is definitely worth trying beyond the Terrasse opening.
Attendees will receive delicious (and free!) cocktails, reasonably priced eats – see: lobster rolls (who doesn’t love a good roll?), surprise guest DJ, along with many other complimentary tasty bites and surprises!
Like what you see? Then you don’t want to miss out next week!
Just to recap:
What: Launch of Henri Saint-Henri’s Terrasse
When: Wednesday, May 20th from 8pm-11pm
Where: 3734 Notre Dame O, (corner Rue Turgeon).
Why: Because spring.
How: RSVP with Ashley at A Rose PR at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonus: There will be free (and delicious!!) cocktails, really cheap eats (e.g. lobster rolls etc), a surprise guest DJ, and other complimentary tasty bites and surprises!
Hope to see you there!