Even though this is a charcuterie blog i thought i'd post a bit about our monday night dinner at Ginger in Montreal. Ginger does sushi, but its not your typical sushi restaurant. Well... the menu reads like it but the plates come out like none other i've ever seen.
I'm not talking about Sushi Kaji style sushi, im talking about 3 cooks, 2 of them women, sweating it out in a tiny kitchen, hustling & sweating, banging out tasty, supersized concoctions.
First up is there sushi pizza. This wasn't a few slim slices of salmon on crispy rice thats typical to most restaurants, there was salmon, scallop and lobster amount other things. it was about 3-4 inches tall and TASTY!!
Next up was the spicy eggplant. Eggplant on top and bottom with raw fish inside, apparently dipped in tempura batter and fried as a whole for 5 minutes till the eggplant is fully cooked. This was so good we were forced to order two more. Again, really huge!
Next up tuna tartar with apple. Simple, fresh and tasty
and another favorite...Spicy lobster roll. 3 times the size of your typical maki.
Eventually the red wine and hot sake got to G-mo and Colin and they were off to battle wasabi.
Two large piles left on the plate. G-mo took it down first before any wager was discussed. Colin followed. Neither of them won or lost but both of them were feeling it at different times. G-mo's eye's watered up and never spoke of it again (peruvian pride). Colin on the other hand was feeling ill for most of the next day and popping advils.
So if your ever in Montreal and looking for somewhere to eat on a monday when most places are closed, check out Ginger. You won't be disappointed.