Patente et Machin both mean "thingy" in French and here you can have small thingies (appetizers), normal thingies (entrees) and big thingies (entrees for 2). Most of those thingies are rich in calories, meaty and hearty, following a trend for this sort of food which is popular in Quebec these days, especially among guys in their early 30s who were in large number the night we booked there.
Small thingies were a bit too small though. That was the case of the duck gizzard salad, which could be more generous. Same thing with the scallops.
Regular thingies were more generous, quality and quantities. The pork and the sweetbread had a similar presentation, in a sauce with small potatoes and root veggies, but if you like sweetbread, let me tell you that its one of the best I ever eaten.
The couple with us shared a big thingy of juicy lamb chops cooked in their own fat they said was delicious, to the point I know what I'll order in my next visit.
So, if you care for meaty thingies in a relaxed atmosphere in a part of Quebec City that is in "evolution", you should appreciate this place.
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