Week Forty Seven: Harvest
One thing I’ve absolutely missed from my many visits to Montreal was the famous restaurant Au Pied de Cochon. If you live in Montreal or are just visiting, please do your tastebuds a favour and visit them as soon as you can. If I could, I would eat there every single day and become fat off fois gros, escargot and poutine… Seriously, I miss that place.
Weeks before this challenge arrived, Agnes and I were over at my brother’s place and I just happened to stumble across the official Au Pied de Cochon cookbook It was a stroll down memory lane for me, reliving and drooling over the dishes I’ve had in the past. And when I saw the recipe for this Pumpkin Soup, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to relive my Au Pied de Cochon dreams.
Much like the wonderful duck in a can, the plating for this dish was a little out of this world. I bought two green pumpkins/squash from the grocery store, scooped out the seeds and threw them in the oven. Once they were done cooking, I used one of them to make a soup base out of it and the other was used as the bowl for eating out of. It was an amazing, hearty pumpkin-potato soup.
A nice and simple revisit to my favorite restaurant in Montreal, Au Pied de Cochon. I just can’t wait to visit again, as it’s going to be my first destination in the city for dinner.