Unlike most of the brunch spots, Hoogan et Beaufort takes reservation for brunch, therefore I booked it as a the first meal when my mother arrived in Montreal!
The vibe during the brunch service is obviously different than the dinner service. With floor-to-ceiling windows all around the restaurant, it’s bright and lively with the natural sunlight.
I love the family, sharing dining style. My mom and I started with the chicken liver mousse, sprinkled with some sesame, paired with blood orange, and sumac crackers. The chicken liver mousse was so creamy and smooth, but not too heavy. Perfect combination with the cracker! Though I wish there could’ve been a bit more crackers to pair with it.
As I’ve heard from few people that the monkey bread is a must, I was excited to see it on the menu. It a very “neat” monkey bread, and was served with lemon yogurt on the side. The monkey bread a fluffy and chewy. Lightly coated with cinnamon sugar. However, I was expecting it to be sticky and messy. However, I actually prefer it this way as the level of sweetness is just right.
Most of the time (around 95%), I would always order black pudding if it’s on the menu. It was paired with charred apple purée, pickled apple, and celeriac-remoulade. Their black pudding is a bit chunky, but loved the pairing with apple. The acidity from the pickled apple, but sweetness from the purée. The celeriac-remoulade is a classic way of serving celeriac. It’s kind of like coleslaw, which lighten up the heaviness of the black pudding.
Because the pork I had from last time was so good, I told my mother that the pork is definitely worth a try. The pork belly was served with celeriac, onion, apple, and cashew crumble. It did not disappoint, even my mom liked it (it’s hard to please her…). It was easily decomposed in the mouth without extra strengths to chew.
Overall, the brunch was impressive, once again. Unlike traditional brunches with eggs and hams, Hoogan et Beaufort stepped up in the brunch game, offering delicate dishes for diners to enjoy on a chilled weekend. Venture out the plateau once in a while, it’s worth it!
Hoogan et Beaufort
4095 rue Molson, Montreal
Tel: +1 (514)903-1233