Le Croissant-Taché Avenue

It’s been five years since I started working in the St. Boniface area. Le Croissant was one of the first places I reviewed after moving in. I stop by every few weeks or so. I could stop by even more frequently but neither my waistline nor my wallet would appreciate that. On change in my …

Adam Gopnik – The Table Comes First

A review of The Table Comes First, by Adam Gopnik From the back cover of Adam Gopnik’s The Table Comes First:  Family, France and the Meaning of Food.   Never before have we cared so much about food.  It preoccupies our popular culture, our fantasies, and even our moralizing. What is the meaning of food?  …

Beaujena’s Mobile French Table

I first noticed the Beaujena’s truck last year.  However, it always seemed to have large lineups.  I was also told by co-workers that the service was quite slow.  I ended up giving it a pass.  Early this summer I noticed the truck was back.  There was no one in line so I decided to give …

Snakes on a Plate

A few months ago, while strolling down Portage Avenue, I saw on the corner of Portage and Lipton, a new little restaurant by the name of Café Ce Soir.  I made note of it, with the intention of visiting one day.  As is often the case with new restaurants, I looked to discover what their …