Last year, I had the opportunity to travel to New Brunswick for a photo assignment. I visited two of the main Acadian regions: Acadian Peninsula and South Eastern New Brunswick. Obviously, when I was there I had to try classics such as le fricot, la poutine râpée and all the seafood!
Unfortunately, I wasn’t very impressed with the food I had — except for Origines cuisine maritime which was one of by best meal of 2018.
Coming into Le Fricot, I was very hesitant about the food considering what I had experienced last year. Hopefully, my doubts quickly turned in a lovely evening filled with the most scrumptious food.
Everything was so tasty & you could really feel the love put into it.
Disclaimer: I was invited to a private media launch to discover the restaurant. I wasn’t paid nor required to write this article. All opinions are my own.
The space at Le Fricot
When you walk into Le Fricot, you walk into a rather large space for a Montreal restaurant. You immediately feel the Acadian warmth as every wall is garnished with authentic Maritimes memorabilia.
With a capacity of about 50 guests inside, they also are planning on opening a terrace on the sidewalk this summer.
My favourite zone of the restaurant is definitely the bar where I will be sitting next time I go.
The food at Le Fricot
As I previously mentioned, my food experience in New Brunswick weren’t the best, but I was more than willing to give Le Fricot a chance. They definitely went above and beyond my initial expectations.
Everything was so tasty and you could really feel the love put into it. From the simple fricot à Ulysse to the lobster rolls or the seafood dip, I loved it all. More over, the prices are very honest considering you have pricy ingredients in most of the dishes. I’m dying to try the fried chicken next time, a major food staple you can find in every Dixie Lee in the maritimes.
I also had a huge crush on their Bloody Caesar which was rimmed with ketchup chips! How Canadian, eh?
My verdict of Le Fricot
With a decently priced menu offering a good diversity of Acadian food staples, needless to say it’s gonna be a huge it and since it’s the only Acadian restaurant in Montreal, it will definitely become a destination for anyone wanting to try this cuisine.