On one evening strolling through the charming streets of old Montreal, we had the luck of stumbling upon Accords. First the aromas filtering through the doors and windows pulled us in to to the street side menu. We were hooked upon reading the first item on the menu ‘The Fish That Came in From The Cold‘. As John Le Carre fans we just had to go in.
Accords is quite a beautiful restaurant, designed by Karim Zariffa. Who did the entire experience, including furniture and unique and experimental light fixtures resembling a chemistry lab.
The name of the restaurant ties right into its main theme of pairings. The menu offers you two pairings for each dish; either in Accord (agreement) as a classic pairing or in Dis-Accord (disagreement) in a nontraditional pairing. Accord is a place where the sommeliers – Philip Morisset and Lainie Taillefer – share center stage with executive chef Marc-André Lavergne and pastry chef Sayaka Omori. Applause is in order.
QUÉBEC CHEESES PLATTERnuts, dried fruits and bread croutons paired with a Primitivo Lamie Delle Vigne 2009THE FISH WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD*Stove mackerel, pickles, cucumber, dill, ratte potato chips and smoked mussels paired with Emilia «Notte Di Luna» 2010, Ca’ de Noci Mushrooms cloud and ricotta ravioli, portobello, porcinis, shiitakes, and wild mushrooms with paired Collio « San Lorenzo di Brazzano» 1999, I Clivi
Accords Wine Bar and Restaurant
(1) 514 282-2020
212, rue Notre-Dame Ouest. Vieux-Montréal, Canada
11:30 am – 3:00pm Monday – Friday
5:30 pm – 11:30pm Tuesday – Saturday