As you may have previously read, I’m recovering from a hernia and have just recently begun socializing and going out more. Several weeks ago I spent an afternoon at Montréal’s Spanish club with a close friend and an acquaintance. The acquaintance in this case was David, one of the owners of Thazard. Thazard bills itself as a “Bistro Japonais”/Japanese Bistro”. If you’ve followed my blog you’ll know that I’m big on Japanese culture and have had the pleasure of traveling there on several occasions. I even took out my favorite Japanese shirt for the event:
He mentioned in passing that they would be holding a Japanese BBQ “à la façon Thazard” in a few weeks down the road. That was all the convincing I needed and anxiously waited for the tickets to go on sale. I polled all my friends, suggested they should come. In the end life got In the way and none could make it.
I had been to Thazard on a few occasions, mostly by myself to grab a bite to eat. Although they bill themselves as a “Japanese Bistro” many items on the menu have a Korean influence. For instance they have a great home made kimchi entrée which I order every time I’m there. They also serve Soju, which is always nice on hot humid nights. I had previously tried the kimchi, scallops, calmari, wagyu beef burger and the yaki udon dishes. I had mentioned to Dave that everything I had an opportunity to try in terms of food was good, but I would gladly eat the scallop appetizer and burger over and over again until I got sick. It’s a mix of salty freshness that leaves you craving more. The yaki udon was nice and light and the wagyu beef burger, fries and coleslaw are just simply delicious. Pictures of everything with the exception of the yaki udon below. Click to enlarge!
But enough about the regular menu. I was there for the BBQ à la Thazard!