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“Overpriced, Overcooked, and Disappointed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant L'Eau a la bouche - CLOSED

Restaurant L'Eau a la bouche
3003, Ste-Adele, Sainte-Adele, Quebec J8B 2N6, Canada
450 229-2991
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Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Description: The menu at L’Eau à la Bouche is inspired by the changing seasons. We are proud to support local producers and artisans. We insist that production methods, foraging, and hunting is done with respect for the environment and in the most humane way possible. When possible, we choose organic.
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“Overpriced, Overcooked, and Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2011

After hearing so much about this restaurant we decided to try it for my girlfriends birthday.
The appetizers( grilled jumbo shrimps and scallops tartar) were the best part of our meal.
For the main course I opted for the Scallops, the plate I was served was a work of art, but the flavor combination did not work at all. My girlfriend opted for the fish of the day, which was stripped bass. This dish was a total disappointment. She received the tail part of the fish, which was dry, overcooked, and bland. I think we got the last piece of stripped bass, as the other clients in the restaurant were served grouper. When they came to get our plates, they asked if we enjoyed them, and we replied NO. They said , oh you should have told us, we would have changed them for you. They never came to ask how our meals were while we were eating, so we decided to eat them anyway. We figured a chef with her reputation and status would not serve a plate that was not perfect! As for dessert we tried the creme brule, which was good, but no spectacular for 12$ a plate. Finally we had 2 appetizers, 2 main courses, 1 dessert, and 1 bottle of water, this meal cost us 190$(no wine or drinks). We eat a lot better in many fine restaurants in the Laurentians, for half the price, this place is overrated!

  • Visited February 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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California
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310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
“A top regional table that can at times hit very high gastronomic HIGHS”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

Diner there this Saturday February 27th, 6PM
Went with the multiple course discovery menu:
Some items from it consisted of

-Wild mushroom/chives/creme fraiche potage: evenly seasoned, not too creamy not too light, enjoyably slightly peppery with the chives adding a nice touch to the earthiness of the whole potage. Welcoming refreshing touch from the crème fraiche. Good. 8/10
-Smoked trout /crème fraiche, horseradish, wakamé, roasted sesame seeds - The cold smoked fish's flesh sported an ideal pink texture. The trout was oozing with it's enjoyable natural strong flavour. The sweet, smoky flavor of the fish was delightfully enhanced by the mix of the creme fraiche and horseradish that provided an excellent kick to the smoked trout (although common --- horseradish/creme fraiche accompanying smoked fish is common affair--- this was more importantly very tasty).
-Roasted squab, risotto, wild and cultivated mushrooms, cooking jus, tonka bean and mint -
This simple preparation of theirs perfectly accented the natural flavors of the fowl, the pigeon's meat had the ideal texture, slight smoky-ness and tasty meaty juicy-ness. Delicious tender squab that kept it's gamey taste intact. The squab was roasted to perfection.
-Mango and litchi, coconut "macaron", mango jelly
although enjoyably flavorful , the macaron (6/10) was too dry and too crunchy. In the middle, a sorbet of litchi (delicious, rich and memorable 10/10) and on the far right a mango brunoise (6/10 Just ok).
Service is world class impeccable (exactly what I do expect at a Relais & Chateaux) and the fact that the sommelier takes time to elaborate on the wines is a huge Plus.
The Full photo and text review of this dinner can be found here: http://aromes.xanga.com/721108676/restaurant-leau-%c3%a0-la-bouche-sainte-adele-take-two/

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gatineau, Canada
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282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
“While this is supposed to be a very good restaurant, I have to say that I was disapointed. First, the location is no...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2008

While this is supposed to be a very good restaurant, I have to say that I was disapointed. First, the location is no impressive. In fact, I could not imagine this was the right place. Secondly, the food is good but not to the level I would expect for such high-end restaurant. The service was excellent.

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“Canada's finest restaurant. spectacular location. have the monthly "nation" tasting menu. getting ready for a...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

Canada's finest restaurant. spectacular location. have the monthly "nation" tasting menu. getting ready for a 4-hour meal though

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