If you're like us, you've probably been eager to get back to the tables of Montreal's restaurants, and to once again meals from the city's most amazing chefs at all hours of the day.
The thing is, while we would be happy just to eat a two-egg plate for breakfast, we know that brunch can be so much more than that. And at Time Out Market Montréal? It's ten times what you think brunch can be: Starting this Saturday and Sunday (February 19 and 20) from opening until 3 p.m. onward, every single eatery at the Market is going to be making a special dish to blow your weekend out of the water.
Breakfast pizzas and brunch poutines? Middle Eastern, Indian and Japanese brunch dishes? You can sign yourself up for all of it, but the best way to experience it will be bring a bunch of people and try a larger selection of dishes together, all while knocking back some of the special cocktail pitchers that have been crafted for the occasion (see below the menu):
What's on the menu?
Paul Toussaint — Jerk sandwich, mesclun, fried egg, plantain fries
Le Red Tiger — Sweet and Sour chicken
Moleskine — Breakfast pizza: Mornay sauce, tomatoes, bacon, mushrooms, fior di latte, cheddar, egg, lettuce
Mezzmiz — Foul with Eggs: Lebanese fava beans with zaatar and sumac spiced eggs
Il Miglio — Spaghetti carbonara: panchetta, pecorino, parmasan, eggs, black pepper
Marusan — Nikujaga Teishoku: A bowl of steamed rice, miso soup, ganmo tofu patte, onsen porched egg with dashi, Japnaese beef and potato stew
Americas BBQ — Benedictine Al pastor, barbecue pork, poached eggs, potatoes buns, guacamole, hollandaise sauce
Chanthy Yen — Pork Taiwanese pot stickers, poached egg, crunchy XO sauce and green onions
Casa Kaizen — Nori Tostada brunch : Nori panko, garlic sour cream, no-tuna, jalapeños panko
Tunnel Espresso — The Brunch Sidekick: one coffee of your choice with a special sweet treat
Campo — Bifana Brunch Poutine: grilled pork cutlet, fries, cheese curds, Sao Jorge cheese, Porto sauce, sunny side up egg
Le Blossom — Inari: Salmon, tamago, fried avocado, sweet potato
Burger T! — BLT!: bacon, tomato, lettuce, egg and cheddar cheese
Le Taj — Aloo Gobi: cauliflower and potato curry
And for drinks?
To top it all off, you you can top up with a special boozy cocktail menu from the Time Out Bar that you can order up either by the glass or by the pitcher.
Cocktails include a festive 'Mai Tom' (12 for a glass, 30 for a pitcher) tiki drink with rum, fruit juices, Cointreau, and more; the 'Crémeux Abricot' (12 for a glass, 30 for a pitcher) for a creamy mix of Spritz les Iles, a new boozy milk liqueur named Crème à glace, plus lemon, apricot, and orange; and no brunch is complete without some bubbles, so try the 'Fraises des Champs' (12 for a glass, 30 for a pitcher) with its mix of rhubarb liqueur, Saint-Germain, sparkling wine, strawberry, and basil.
And if you'd rather keep things zero proof? There are plenty of mocktails, house sodas, and smoothies to dig into if you've got to stay sharp throughout the rest of the day.
Time Out Market Montréal's new brunch menu starts on the weekend of February 19 and 20, and will be available every Saturday and Sunday from opening until 3 p.m.