Skipped breakfast this morning? No worries! Located in what used to be a popular brunch place called Le Toasteur on Mentana and Roy, Le Passé Composé is a more upscale French bistro offering brunch, lunch and soon dinner. Chef and owner Olivier Poissenot creates succulent dishes served in a bright space with modern art on the walls.
Highlights of the daily brunch menu include eggs Benedict or Florentine, sweet or salty crepes, and various omelettes, some of which are served with delicious spicy potatoes (that can also be ordered as a side dish). Even more mouth-watering, the table-d’hôte lunch menu ($15-$20) featured a fancy grilled cheese sandwich with prosciutto, lamb pie, duck confit, prosciutto rolls with candied peppers, and seared scallops and chorizo in a leek cream sauce.
For those with room in their budget and stomachs, the divine deserts include crème brulée, a fruit compote with mint, crème caramel, sorbets, praline with bittersweet Valrona chocolate, baked minute pie with fresh basil icing, and a desert of the day.
This venue may be a bit pricey for some but is really good value considering such high quality food prepared by a French chef. The eggs Florentine with a side of spiced potatoes and two cappuccinos came to $25 before tip.
Passé Composé is perfect for an intimate or business lunch, or even for those who work from home and don’t have to get up before noon, like this author!
Le Passé Composé: 950 Roy E., 514-524-6663, www.passecomposerestaurant.ca