of July 2014 - La Gourmadine moved to another location further on St.
It is now combined with the Chinese Buffet. You can either
choose Chef Nicolas lunch specials with good soups, quiche, salads,
sandwiches or wraps, or select foods from the Chinese buffet,
including two soups, two kinds of stuffed rolles, and other chinese
dishes, as well as
some good salads similar to those offered
at the other side of the restaurant, and a few desert cakes and of
course fortune cookies. The service is still welcoming and
friendly. Ryan is really super attentive! There is a large
choice of pastries and chocolates baked on location, as well as fresh
breads and other treats to take home. The atmosphere is friendly
and the seating quite comfortable, even though it does not have the
same "In Vogue" style of the previous location.
Here are some shots taken on
December 5, 2015 - you may click on images to enlarge.
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lunch special at La Gourmandine, Veggie Pattie with Pasta, along with a
choice of three salads - here the choice was Greek, Red Cabbage, and
Green Sea Algae salads. The coffee came with it too and a soup!
The sign outside says
“Gourman-Dine” it may mean “Gourmands come in!” Or “Dine here food
lovers!” The chef is French; the cuisine is “fusion”.
Gourmandine is open for breakfast and lunch and has a large
variety of food products one can buy and take home to enjoy too.
No printed menu yet, but they have a listing with prices for catered
meals. The menu is written on black-boards, featuring soup, sandwich,
or the daily special in various combinations with two or three salads
added on the plate.
choice of salads is interesting, there are breads galore, yummy
pastry, and chocolates done right there, and packaged handsomely. Do
yourself a favour and take your time to look at the display of exotic
salads, terrine’s and other delicacies before you choose.
I chose the daily special,
a veggie-burger and herbed pasta with a choice of three salads on a
large rectangular plate with a good cup of coffee, total $13.80; my
friend opted for a large cheese bagel and coffee. Everything is
prepared, freshly cooked and baked on location. One can meet Chef
Nicolas Texier himself at the cash, tending to customers with a
friendly smile. On your way out, you might wish to stop in the front
boutique where Eugenie Lee can be seen behind the counter with an
enticing display of “Little Sins” pastry, cakes, and beautiful gift
my first visit I was greeted by both waitresses who were tremendously
helpful. On my second visit, I was greeted by Ryan Lee and then
served by him too. The team really makes customers feel welcome
in this place. Opening hours marked on the door: 8 am to 7 pm.
The restaurant also offers catering services, and has a second floor
reception room for weddings and other family celebrations.
La Gourmandine, 81, rue Saint-Vincent, Ste.
Agathe. 819 326-7777.
photography taken by D & P Mayer, Photography artists who suggested