The contemporary décor of the
restaurant features a curved black wall that sparkles with fairy lights evoking
memories of the clear Canadian night skies, an immense art chandelier
resembling pieces of ice captures the eye, blue decorative strip lighting highlights
dark wood walls, a small fireplace adds ambience, there is a long well-stocked
bar, and a wall of windows inspires the guests to appreciate nature.
Edward and I had an excellent
dinner on a Saturday night at Altitude Seafood and Grill - Lounge Restaurant at
Le Casino de Mont-Tremblant in February 2011, and enjoyed listening to the live
guitar music while we ate.
Our server Louis-Philippe began
our evening with an amuse bouche of artichoke and spinach spread accompanied
with thinly sliced toasted baguettes, which was lovely to pair with our bottle
of Roederer Brut, Anderson Valley, California, 12% alcohol, sparkling wine,
made with 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir with crisp, elegant notes of pear
and light fruit, and persistent bubbles.
For his appetizer, Edward had
the Roasted Veal Sweetbread and Lobster with parsnip puree, celeriac salad, and
hazelnuts. During an interview with Chef Christian Bolduc he stated that he is enjoying
developing new and interesting approaches to preparing and presenting seafood
to his clients, and his unique version of "surf and turf" had great visual
presence, and harmonizing flavors and textures. His presentation consisted of
the sweetbread on a bed of parsnip puree and au jus, topped with a generous
lobster claw, crowned with julienne celeriac (celery root), garnished with
micro-greens, and sprinkled with crushed hazelnuts.
Roasted Veal Sweetbread and Lobster
I had the Gourmet Crab Cake
appetizer, presented as three large crispy crabmeat balls on a bed of julienne celeriac
and corn remoulade, garnished with micro-greens, with a swirl of rich and spicy
chipotle sauce on the plate. I really liked his approach to an old favorite, as
by creating balls, instead of the usual flat cakes, there was more of the
crispy surface, while the seasoned crabmeat inside was moist and succulent.
Gourmet Crab Cake
Edward continued with a main
course listed as the Seafood Plate, although a more accurate description would
have been eating his way through the Seafood Market. This course consisted of a
generous portion of grilled salmon, tempura crab legs and claws, roasted
lobster tail, stone crab claws, mussels, scallops, and shrimp steamed with
garlic and ginger, served with a mélange of vegetables, seasoned white and
brown rice with chopped scallions, and a spicy mayonnaise sauce.
For my main course, I had the
Atlantic Lobster, which was three-quarters of a pound of pure seafood pleasure,
accompanied by garlic butter, micro-greens, a lemon, mélange of vegetables, and
seasoned rice. Foregoing the garlic butter, the lobster was delicately sweet
requiring no more than a small squeeze of lemon to enhance the flavor.
We ended our meal with a
visit to the dessert bar where an enticing assortment of pastries, fresh fruit,
and a chocolate fountain beckoned. We selected a wedge of pecan pie and two sinfully
rich layered chocolate desserts drizzled with melted chocolate from the
chocolate fountain to share, which was the perfect ending to an excellent dinner.
Selection of Desserts
Altitude Seafood and Grill -
Lounge Restaurant at Le Casino de Mont-Tremblant is for guests 18 years and
older, proper dress required. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday from
noon to 10:00 pm, on Saturday and Sunday
from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm, and for Sunday Brunch from
11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Lounge is open daily
from 4:00 pm until
closing. There is live music on Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 9:30 pm, and live music during the
Altitude Seafood and Grill - Lounge Restaurant
Le Casino de Mont-Tremblant
is located on Versant Soleil, accessible by the Montée Ryan. There is a Gondola
and a free shuttle to the Casino at Place des Voyageurs (next to Cabriolet).
Upon request of clients, the shuttle may stop at different hotels within the
Chef Christian Bolduc
Read about Altitude Seafood and Grill - Lounge
Restaurant at Le Casino de Mont-Tremblant in the Restaurants and in the Chefs' Recipes sections where Chef Christian
Bolduc shares a delicious taste of the restaurant in English and French.
Altitude Seafood and Grill -
Lounge Restaurant at Le Casino de Mont-Tremblant
300 Chemin des Pléiades
Mont-Tremblant, Québec, J8E 0A7
Telephone: +1-877 574-2177
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