A few weeks ago, I saw the intriguing sign of “Le Pourvoyeur: Pub festif et gourmand” go up a couple of blocks from my apartment. I’ve been living here for 5 years now and for 5 years I’ve been saying that we need a fun pub in the neighbourhood. To have a pub “gourmand” open was beyond what even I was asking for but here it is finally, the answer to my wish! Le Pourvoyeur is located on Jean-Talon street on one side but also has a terrasse inside the Jean-Talon market on the other side. If you can’t get a table on the covered terrasse, fret not, you can sit by the huge windows upstairs and have an unobstructed view of the market below.
I was looking forward to trying the “gourmand” part of this affair and I finally got a chance this past Friday when I went there for a drink with the TELEGRAPHE girls. A couple of rosé and beer glasses later, we were ready to dive into the food. The menu is eclectic and contains a variety of small plates, from olives to trout gravlax to smallish hamburgers. We opted for the salted water trout gravlax with Jameson whisky, some olives and cornichons, a cheese platter and a vegetable hamburger with goat cheese. The food might not be mind-blowing but it’s much better than your average pub food and the atmosphere more than makes up for it.
Le Pourvoyeur is fun, it’s festive and best of all, it’s 2 blocks away from where I live! So next time you’re at the Jean-Talon market, take a break from your shopping and have a cold one on their sunny terrasse!
184 Jean-Talon East
514 277 5858