The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective city, town, province, country. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Quebec for his show, Parts Unknown Season 1 Episode 4 (originally aired May 5, 2013):
DISH – Caesar Salad, Beef Tartare, Shrimp Cocktail, and Dover Sole Meunière
WHAT IS IT?
Caesar Salad – green salad prepared tableside; Beef Tartare –
raw ground beef topped with egg; Shrimp Cocktail – shrimp with cocktail sauce; Dover
Sole Meunière – Dover sole dredged in flour then pan-fried in butter, served
with brown butter sauce.
DISH – Razor Clams with Beurre Noisette, Cream
of Haddock Roe, Coquilles Saint-Jacques, Terrine of Foie Gras, Head Cheese with
Cassis Mustard, Ris de Veau aux Truffes, Goose Hearts Persillade, and Morue Salée
with Grilled Tomatoes
WHAT IS IT?
Razor Clams with Beurre Noisette – razor clams with brown
butter sauce; Cream of Haddock Roe – haddock roe turned into a cream-like consistency;
Coquilles Saint-Jacques – baked scallops; Terrine of Foie Gras – foie gras
cooked in a terrine; Head Cheese with Cassis Mustard – terrine made from the head
of a cow, pig or sheep, served with black currant mustard; Ris de Veau aux
Truffes – truffled sweetbreads; Goose Hearts Persillade – goose hearts with chopped
parsley sauce; Morue Salée with Grilled Tomatoes – salt cod served with grilled
In Parts Unknown Quebec, Anthony Bourdain learned that “L’Affaire
est Ketchup” is a local idiom for “everything’s cool”.
DISH – Wilensky Special Sandwich
WHAT IS IT?
Pressed beef bologna and salami sandwich, always served with
mustard and never cut in two.
WHERE IS IT?
Wilensky’s 34 Avenue Fairmount O Montréal, QC, Canada
ANTHONY BOURDAIN QUEBEC NOTES
Wilensky’s is a famous for its Wilensky Special Sandwich and
has been serving such, along with egg creams since 1932. Anthony Bourdain had a
chocolate egg cream with his Wilensky Special.
DISH – Maple Desserts Tower, Foie Gras with
Baked Beans, Sautéed Duck Hearts, Gizzard and Pig’s Ear, Calf Brain and Maple
Bacon Omelet, Panko-crusted Duck Drumsticks, Tourtière du Shack, Ham, Stuffed
Chicken, Tire sur la Neige, Maple Merengue Cake, and Maple Ice Cream with Chocolate
WHAT IS IT?
Maple Desserts Tower – a tower of sponge maple toffee, maple
doughnuts, Beaver Tails, maple cotton candy, almond croissant, biscuits and
nougat; Foie Gras with Baked Beans – foie gras with baked beans on a pancake,
cooked in duck fat, with cottage cheese and eggs cooked in maple syrup; Sautéed
Duck Hearts, Gizzard and Pig’s Ear – a salad of sautéed duck hearts, gizzard
and pig’s ear, topped with fried pork rind; Calf Brain and Maple Bacon Omelet –
an omelet of calf brain and maple bacon; Panko-crusted Duck Drumsticks – panko encrusted
duck drumsticks with shrimp and salmon mouse, and maple barbecue sauce; Tourtière
du Shack – a meat pie of whole Laracam cheese, foie gras, calf brain,
sweetbreads and bacon, topped with arugula, black truffle; Ham – homegrown and
smoked out front, served with pineapple and green beans amandine; Stuffed
Chicken – chicken stuffed with cotechino, foie gras and lobster bisque; Tire
sur la Neige – maple syrup that has been heated and dripped on snow; Maple
Merengue Cake – maple syrup infused merengue cake; Maple Ice Cream with
Chocolate Shards – ice cream made of maple syrup served with shards of
Here, Anthony Bourdain had Jambon Blanc, Gravlax de Saumon
ou de Truite, Solomon Gundy, Beets and Eggs, Smoked Dill in Potatoes, Salmon
Pastrami, Oeufs en Gelée, Buttered Chicken Crab, Eggplants Braised with
Pomegranate, Mushrooms, Fingerlings with Fenugreek and Fennel, Rabbit Meat,
Donkey Meat, Pakistani Gumbo with Okra and Coriander, Sesame Seed and Green
Pepper Curry, Hanger Steak Palak Paneer, All-beef Scotch Egg, Poori with Horse
Meat Tartare, and Goat Biryani.
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