I have to be honest, I’ve never really been a sweet tooth. If you give me a pick between sweet and savoury, more often than not I will choose the savoury. Even during brunch, I find myself constantly picking an eggs benny over waffles with whipped cream. Who knows, is anyone else like this? Although, I have to admit that I have times where I am just seriously craving something sweet (like right now) and I could probably devour a whole tub of Nutella in one sitting.
Juliette & Chocolat has been on my radar for a while now because I’ve heard amazing things from almost everyone I know. This is a great dessert place with 6 locations in Montreal, Canada. It’s the perfect place to go with friends, family, on a date or…just alone. I would totally come here alone because…why not?! (Single life though) I went to the location on 3600 St-Laurent Boulevard which is minutes away from downtown Montreal, a perfect place to go after dinner, a long day of sight seeing or shopping. What a way to treat yourself, am I right?
Just to start, the atmosphere of this restaurant is amazing. From the bright lights, eclectic decor and enticing aromas, this place feels like the kitchen of a well loved grandmother who goes off to win ribbons for her “famous apple pie” or something like that. Not going to lie, I want to be that grandmother. Just wait for it guys, that’s going to be me in… 40 years?
The menu has a variety of dessert items from crepes and brownies, to fondues and even salads (which I hear are very good). The prices aren’t outrageous for a good quality dessert item and especially for the bigger dishes, I do think you get your money’s worth in portion and taste. There were six of us sitting around our table all trying to decide what we wanted from the array of choices to choose from. As someone who has a problem with making a decision until I’m absolutely sure I’m choosing the best possible option, I was really stuck. That was when we spotted The Ginormous Fondue.
I took this screenshot from the website, where they have an electric copy of their menu. You can find this on their Online Menu. But seriously, how amazing does this sound?! Although when I first saw the price, the first thought that popped into my head was, hell no I’m not paying $65 for dessert. But then I realized that there were six of us and if we split the bill, it would come down to around $10 each which is pretty good for what we’re getting. So, all six of us bit the bullet and went ahead with this decision. Let me tell you, I am so happy we got this because it was AMAZING.
Let us take a moment first to admire this masterpiece. Ok. Are we done admiring? To start off, they bring it to the table with a sparkler and it honestly makes you feel crazy special because nobody else gets a sparkler on their dessert. I guess, unless it’s their birthday or something. But for the record, none of us were celebrating our birthdays when we went. I wish I had gotten a picture of the sparkler but alas, that went to the snap chat story…sorry guys.
After setting it down, they actually pour the chocolate freshly on top of everything and sprinkle on the mini chocolate balls. Now, for the dips. I know you can’t really see it in the picture, but this dish comes with a choice of fondue chocolate. We went ahead with the milk chocolate and it also came with the whip cream that you can see. We also decided to add a s’mores dip which you can kind of see in the top right corner and it was the best thing I’ve ever tasted. Even though you had to pay a little extra, it was so so worth it.
The name does it justice because it is pretty …ginormous. The six of us just finished it with everyone feeling pretty happy and I feel like everyone got pretty equal share of the platter. I would say it’s even okay for three or four people to share. Anything less…I mean…maybe it could work but unless you go there ready to devour, I’m not sure if you would be able to finish it. Plus, if you’re splitting this with less people, the price becomes high and by then, you might be better off getting a few smaller things to try!! Believe me there are so many options you probably can’t go wrong with anything.
If you’re in the area please please give this a try if you haven’t already. This is one for the books!!