Every city has hotels, some are part of a chain and can be large and very ordinary. But it is the boutique hotels that often strike our fancy. With their unique style, boutique hotels are our choice of establishments when travelling.
On this day our travels would be very short, we traveled from the downtown core to 449 Sainte-Helene street to lunch at Hotel Gault. When approaching Hotel Gault, whether to dine or stay, patrons often get the feeling of being in a different era. However once you enter past the beautiful 19th century graystone facade the location sports a more contemporary decor.
The Gault Restaurant is located in the lobby with a lounge, but for a cozier atmosphere you can also eat by the fireplace in the library. Always open to the public, the Gault Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and of course brunch.
Our lunch started with refreshing summer favorite dishes, gazpacho and a melon salad. The soup was cold and fresh and seasoned to perfection. The salad tasted as if it was picked that morning. Made with yellow watermelon it was sweet and refreshing.
As a special treat chef Xavier Longpré gave us a taste of the salmon sashimi, it was a beautifully prepared and divine tasting dish.
For the main course we went with the salmon and chef’s inspiration. Not quite sure how the salmon was going to top the salmon sashimi but it surpassed it by far. Lightly seared salmon, yellow Quebec beets and lobster sour cream it made quite a dish for both the eyes and the taste buds. The chef’s inspiration was an delightful display of greenery topping off a perfectly prepared poached egg set upon a brioche. Unique and tasty it made a perfect summer plate.
With all of these summer tastes we were sure the dessert would be both summery and delicious. We are happy to say we were right. Fresh strawberries served with toasted marshmallows it was a lovely end to our seasonal meal.
It does not matter if you are ready to come to dine or stay for a visit, Hotel Gault is waiting for you with a comfortable suite or a divine meal.