Great Montreal Restaurants: Ice House Revisited
As you may or may not already know from Sal’s previous post on Ice House, this is the latest endeavour from the team behind Kitchenette. The name Ice House comes from the term they use to describe open-air restaurants in Texas. Most often these are abandoned ice houses that are taken over and turned into what is basically BBQ heaven.
Clearly, all the hubub and exposure we get from cooking shows on television these days is an inspiration only a few channel surfs away…seeing cuisines, recipes and dishes we may not have otherwise been privy to are in just about every city. I believe this rise in food culture and the oh-so-hated term “foodies” has opened peoples’ minds to exploring new foods and cuisines from all over the place, including the southern USA.
The revisit happened on a cold February night where a buddy of mine and I decided to go “scoff” or “chow down” after a full day of gaming…that’s right…we geeked and then we ate…
We started with their beer, clamato juice, home made tabasco and worcestershire sauce concoction (pronounced “wooster” as a friend of mine explained this weekend – he spent a few years in London, apparently that’s how it’s pronounced – which is fine by me since it’s a hell of a lot easier that wor-chester-shire-shore-sure-…trailing off ’cause I can’t really pronounce it).
We didn’t end up gorging ourselves but we ate well nonetheless, however for about $60-70 it’s still a little on the pricy side considering you’re a in a shack eating from paper plates.
Don’t get me wrong, I do recommend this restaurant if you’re looking for a solid…SOLID meal… but be prepared to dish out.
Rating: still 9/10