Note: January 2016-This was one of my favourite
restaurants, however it has closed,
now it is called
Flavourful French Cuisine at “Carré des Saveurs”
Photo: Salmon with pesto and an
asparagus flan at Carré des Saveurs, St.Sauveur.
Frédéric and Aline
Milano opened their French Restaurant a few weeks ago; right where the
street is being repaired, limiting access to the restaurant. Yet
people who braved the passage had a great experience, and in fact came
back within a week. The restaurant name means a “square of
flavours”, and indeed it is! It measures up to the criteria:
exquisitely prepared, original, fresh, tempting presentation, and
above all tasty. Chef Frederic Milano with his wife Aline offer
quality dining with creative, subtle blends of flavours and aromas.
Aline provides warm, friendly and knowledgeable service, and Frederic
comes to greet patrons at the table to ensure meals are enjoyed.
small restaurant was renovated in contemporary style. The ambiance and
décor is appealing, and the sitting arrangement very comfortable. The
beautifully designed dishes and silver are yet another pleasant
surprise. The napkin is served in a ring. The bread rolls warmed, the
butter comes in a covered small ceramic dish. Cold water served right
away, and the wines on list are well chosen. Salad topped with pine
nuts, and pesto to start the meal, served with a thin long
bread-stick. The main dish of poached fish with grilled shrimps seared
in a flambé liqueur sauce, served with vegetables cooked just right
and polenta. On another occasion I tried a tasty thick vegetable soup
topped with fresh estragon, and a grilled salmon served with pesto
done by Frederic himself, and an asparagus flan.
offers a few choices for a lunch table d’hôte ($12 - $15 salad or soup
and a main dish) this menu is changed daily. For dinner Frederic
serves interesting beef, veal, poultry, pork, seafood, and from the
grill dishes ($20 -$25). Deserts all done in his kitchen. This new
restaurant will probably become a destination in St. Sauveur, so make
your reservations ahead of time. Le carré des saveurs - French
restaurant: 206 rue Principale, St. Sauveur (across from the Church)
Note: Was invited to this lovely restaurant on January 8, 2013.
Again we had a great meal. Here are a few photos of meals taken
at Le Carré des saveurs in 2012: