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it takes a special breed to live in a province like quebec. it gets cold in winter and winters are long. ♪
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it takes a special kind of person for whom frozen rivers. i will confess my partnership up front. i love quebec. toronto, vancouver, i love you but not like montrael. why? i shall explain. in the meantime, check this guy out. >> what's the post of the model of neither raining or obsolete or driving in snow or prevent the mail carrier from delivering my junk mail. here in montreal of the simple task of delivering mails in the winter comes with its own set of
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hurd hurdles. >> i got to ask, you have special equipment for this? >> we got slipped on boots when it gets icy. they give us slip on swipes for when it is icy. >> any sort of city ordinance that you have to shovel? >> no, nothing like that. >> any injuries in the line of duty in. >> i had several tumbles. one instance i was off for two months and i broke me ankle. >> twhawhat's the aspect of the? >> in this city there is a lot of dogs but i don't see icy stairs. >> it is one thing you have to work outside in this wintery mess but it takes a strange and wonderful kind of mutant to find
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it pleasurable like these two gentlemen. >> it cleans the streets of ebola. >> the frigid cold keeps the wrath out the city for sure. >> david mcmilan and fred morin. what do men like these do for fun? if they were like so many other canadians they would go ice fishing on the saint lawrence river. >> we are confined perhaps to spend so much time in doors and a lot of the families love to do activities together like this. going to the cottage and ice
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fishing and get you out of the house and it is a very much of a family thing. >> they seek one of the temporary small towns of sled born cabins. drill a little hole and wait. these are not normal men. >> come on, wait a minute, are strippers paid hourly here? >> it is considered an art, it is a performance art. >> how does it work? >> you pay for songs. >> you pay for songs? >> and then you can get a dance in the back which is a private dance and that's ten bucks a song and five bucks a song in public. >> that's why i go to prerogative strip because the songs are super long and i am super cheap. i go for the king drinks and lap
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dances. [ laughter ] >> after a suspiciously stun looking fish, it is ignored because fred and dave do things differently. no crudely fried fishing and bread crumbs for these large living 19 century man. oh wow, holy [ expletive ] look at that. >> instead, with lunch and accompanied by wine. the taste that exhausted themselves in the wild. >> so this is how you live? >> well, more often than that. yes. >> we have to travel well and eat properly. >> white burgundy. >> these are glacier bay oysters. >> these are delicious. >> the funnest part of the restaurant business is the
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cutery. >> without getting snobby, eating off vintage table ware is one of the great choices out of life. >> this is the interesting pair dok paradox. >> you are hopeless and romantic when it comes to nolstagic. >> but the substance is required. >> holy, look at this. ox tail to begin and followed by a chilled lobster. the art of dining is disappearing. i work super hard at being an excellent dining companion. >> when seeking excellence in a dining exining companion, what do you look for? >> i turn my phone off. i never put my elbow on the
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table. >> really? >> i come prepare with stories. and antidotes and no elbows on the table. >> no, it is a total failure. >> i am a total failure. >> what's that you ask? >> a classic of pastrami. >> holy crap, look at that. a generous keeping of fresh black truffles. you are directly on the top of the cabin wood stove. >> oh damn, look at that. we are in a wooden shack over three feet of ice and over one feet of water. >> you are hopeless romantics, gentlemen. oh, look at that. >> it is perched at the top and
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inspired potato puree. >> nice. >> this is by teddy armore. >> it is wonderful. >> really, it is. is there a billionaire who at this precise moment is eating better than us. >> look at that. >> cheese, there must be cheese. in this case of somele less har outdoors man may call it over rice but not us. >> you guy havs have a much mor relax attitude. >> of course, and dessert is as rare as it gets. >> who does this? >> no one.
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>> it is one of those lik like -- painful nolstagic thing. >> chocolate butter cream. >> omnivorh my god, look at tha. >> damn, it is good. >> for this guy, it is lunch. >> sunday is french play house. >> no way. >> tell me all about it. >> he's a dandy. >> on sunday is dandy. >> with creme fresh and huge key cheese cart. >> how many people are in your family? >> him and his wife and two young boys. >> so you and your wife and two-year-old and a four-year-old. >> they don't make it to the end
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>> anthony: once every few decades, maybe every century, a nation will produce a hero. an escoffier, a muhammad ali, a dalai lama, joey ramone. someone who changes everything about their chosen field, who changes the whole landscape. li after them is never the same. martin picard is such a man. a heretofore unencountered
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hybrid of rugged outdoorsman, veteran chef with many years of fine dining experience, renegade, innovator. he is one of the most influential chefs in north america. he is also a proud québécois. and perhaps he, more than anyone else, has defined for a new generation of americans and canadians what that means. he is an unlikely ambassador for his country and his province. but maybe not so unlikely. i mean, look at him. out for a day, trapping beaver with local trapper carl. >> carl: no. >> martin: no? >> anthony: so the bait is wood? >> martin: yeah. they just eat the -- the bark. >> anthony: they eat the bark? >> martin: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> anthony: now i understand in pioneer days, beaver was the financial engine of canada. >> martin: yeah. >> anthony: empires were built on it. every hat practically in the world was a -- was made of a beaver pelt.
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>> martin: that's why today it's the, uh, icon of canada. >> anthony: to a lesser extent, the tradition continues today. carl continues to trap, usually called on by provincial officials to trap beaver and clear away dams and control what can become a destructively overpopulated situation. >> carl: yeah. >> martin: ah, oui? >> anthony: hello, my little friend. >> martin: oh, that -- this is a young one. and those, uh, are -- are the one we want to eat. >> anthony: what would you compare the meat to? is there anything like it? >> martin: the -- that's the thing, you know. there's nothing -- nothing like it. you know, when you eat beaver, you understand that it's beaver. >> anthony: martin, along with an encyclopedic knowledge of fine wines and an inexplicable attachment to the music of celine dion, is a big believer in honoring history and tradition. if you still trap beavers, you should, if at all possible, cook them and eat them, not just strip them of their pelts. and as incredible as it might seem, you can cook beaver
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really, really well. beaver tail, on the other hand, is not actually beaver at all, rather a quick spoon bread-type thing that in our case goes somewhat awry during an inadvertent inferno. [ laughter ] with the sauce, it almost looks like chocolate. it's so rich-looking, huh? >> martin: i love it when it's like that. some people don't put too much blood, but i like when it's very thick. >> anthony: wow. that's absolutely delicious. >> martin: yeah, it is. i wasn't joking, but -- >> anthony: tastes like chicken. [ laughs ] no, it doesn't taste like chicken at all. >> martin: this is your first time? >> anthony: yeah. >> martin: oh. wow. [ laughs ] that's something. i -- i think you almost eat everything.
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yeah? >> anthony: yeah. at this point, you know, animals, they see me and they're like -- >> martin: "no, no, no. not him." [ laughter ] >> anthony: yeah. "not that guy." there's a joke around here somewhere, but to tell you the truth, the stuff is just too good. it's, like, ten below zero in this freakin' town. and that generally does not spell "good time" for me. a good time for me is more like a palm tree, a beach, a swimming pool, where the only cold thing is my beer. ♪ but, no. these hardy culinarians of the north like to frolic in the snow and ice. more accurately, they like to obey their genetic québécois imperative to risk dental and maxillofacial injury by skating around, slapping at a hard disc, trying to drive it in each other's general direction. i believe they call this sport hockey. this is not in my blood.
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do you s -- do you skate? >> david: yeah, we grew up on rinks like this. >> anthony: does everyone in -- in quebec? uh, it's pretty much obligatory. "here's your stick, kid." >> david: yeah. what else do you do? there's no reason to live here if it's no hockey. >> anthony: hockey rinks pop up all over this city to accommodate montrealers' desire to risk teeth, groin, and limb. and right behind fred and dave's restaurant, joe beef, a pickup game of chefs, cooks, and hospitality professionals is underway. some of these guys, to put it charitably, are a little long in the tooth to be out there swinging sticks at each other and, uh, uh, skidding around on the ice. this is a normal behavior? people actually do this for fun? >> david: yeah, yeah. absolutely. this is every day, québécois growing up, playing hockey. canadian national sport, man. >> anthony: right. and this young one is already being indoctrinated. hello, young man. >> david: you gonna play hockey? >> boy: yes. >> david: you're -- you're good at hockey? >> boy: yes. >> david: are you gonna be a goalie or a player?
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>> boy: player. >> anthony: wow. >> david: a player. >> man: oh! >> anthony: oh, man. wait, am i gonna get, like, a mouthful of puck, by the way? ♪ it's being catered with fred and dave's usual restraint. [ david hums fanfare ] >> david: come eat. >> anthony: hot cocoa in styrofoam cups? uh, no. try a titanic choucroute garnie a la alsacienne containing flintstone-size hunks of pork belly, poitrine, bacon, homemade boudin blanc, kielbasa, smoked chops, plus, like, veal and pork links. oh, yeah. this is a truly heroic, uh, choucroute. >> fred: oh, look at the beautiful work of linking these. >> anthony: it's awesome. this dish is the, uh, single best argument for sharing a border with germany. [ laughter ] and of course the finest wines known to humanity. >> fred: we got german wine. we got silvaner in pirate bottles.
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>> anthony: sweet. what am i drinking here? >> david: canadian riesling. this is norman hardy riesling from prince edward county, five hours from here. amazing wine. >> anthony: there's an allegory here somewhere. i'm reaching for it. something about fred and dave's reckless abandon, coupled with precision and technique. a hockey metaphor, perhaps? ah, the hell with it. ooh, look, sausages. it's like veriis the oil and google is the balsamic. no, actually they separate into a suspension. it's more like the google pixel 2 is the unlimited storage. and verizon is the best unlimited plan. what if it's like h2 and o? yeah. that's right. i had a feeling that would score with you guys. good meeting. (avo) when you really, really want the best get the pixel 2 for up to $300 off on google's exclusive wireless partner, verizon.
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♪ >> anthony: montreal to quebec city by rail. 160 miles of wintery vistas whip past the windows, evocative, for some, of another time. >> fred: here you go. canadian caviar. sturgeon acadian caviar. >> anthony: i'm not sure about dave mcmillan, but in fred morin's perfect world, we would all travel by rail. it would still be the golden age of rail travel. so, uh, tell me about the great canadian rail system. >> fred: it's purely emotional. >> anthony: really? >> fred: there's nothing rational about it. >> anthony: fred it what one might call, conservatively, an aficionado. how extreme is your railroad nerdism? >> david: this is how bad it gets.
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operating manual -- >> anthony: for this model of train? >> david: this is -- yeah. this model. >> fred: yes. >> anthony: so you have other operating manuals. >> david: this is how -- >> fred: yes. [ anthony laughs ] >> anthony: books, printed ephemera, collectibles. fred retains an enduring love for the great iron horses that still take passengers across the frozen land he calls home. but it's something more than just nostalgia. it's also an appreciation for a dying art. >> fred: i mean, it's like the old cruise ships or -- you transport your comfort, you know? >> anthony: in those halcyon days of cross-country rail, there were lavish dining cars, luxurious sleeping compartments, a bar car with liveried attendants. >> david: when you look at the menus of all -- all the -- what how people used to eat on trains, that's all inspiration of how we cook in the restaurant. you know? >> anthony: casserole with sweetbreads and fresh peas with
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béarnaise sauce. roast leg of lamb, currant jelly. >> fred: very nice pictures in the book -- the dining by train book -- of a guy holding the turkey, cutting the turkey. >> anthony: right. >> fred: when you order a drink -- >> anthony: right. >> fred: -- it comes from a bottle made out of glass into a glass made out of glass. >> anthony: right. >> fred: which is kind of cool in our day and age. >> anthony: it comes back to service, doesn't it? >> fred: yeah. >> anthony: oh, thank you. we are presented with a perfectly serviceable omelet. there may no longer be a smoking lounge with brass spittoons, but this does not mean a traveler has to suffer. so you always travel with a truffle shaver? >> david: well, during truffle season. >> anthony: as a gentleman must. hold on. wait a minute. i've got to get a in-action photograph here. hold on. canadian rail. so all these people are going to be, like, be expecting -- "wait a minute, where's my fist-sized black truffle? could i have the truffle option, please?" oh, of course. >> david: now, what was the other -- >> anthony: don't forget the foie. quebec city. one of the oldest european settlements in north america. samuel de champlain, known as the father of new france, sailed up the st. lawrence and founded this site in 1608.
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when the fighting started with you-know-who, quebec city was the french stronghold. until the bitter end, when the french fell at the plains of abraham. ♪ the french may have lost that one, but some things french have stayed firm, unbowed, resiliently unchanged by trends or history. le continental is the kind of place about which i am unreservedly sentimental. [ david speaking french ] when i was younger, i ate here with my grandparents and my parents. >> man: oh, yeah. >> man: well, that's older restaurant in town, it's open since 1956. >> anthony: classic, un-ironic cuisine ancienne, meaning dishes you haven't seen since, like, forever. a hipster-free zone of french continental ocean liner classics, such as caesar salad, tossed fresh to order tableside. and beef tartare, also prepared tableside, as one must.
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shrimp cocktail. not a deconstructed shrimp cocktail, mind you. a shrimp cocktail. the way jesus wants you to eat them. all served by a dedicated professional. in -- at culinary school, we were taught this. we had real customers as your final class. we'd have to do the -- peel the fruits tableside, all that, which inevitably would fly off the fork and land in somebody's soup. i was so bad at it, too. i'd start with the orange. run into trouble. i'd be, "i'll be right back." behind the screen, i'm, like, with my teeth, stripping the thing. at least once a day, one of the students would set themselves or the customers on fire. ♪ the sterno would, like, spill and they'd light it. and there'd be this line from, like, the thing down, across the floor, up their leg. no, that shit doesn't happen here. like i said, professionals.
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>> waiter: this is going to go, uh, like a big fireball. >> anthony: fireball. good. the kind who know how to properly prepare these dishes. ♪ sweet. >> fred: i swear i had, like, a goosebump moment. >> anthony: yeah. for dave, another classic -- filet de boeuf en boite. a filet mignon, a sauce made of cognac, cream, and glace de viande. that is nice. look at that. and for fred, scampi newburg. when's the last time you saw the word "newburg" on a menu? awesome. absolutely awesome. but for me, that most noble of dishes, dover sole. this appears to be one of the few remaining servers alive who knows how to take that fish off the bone, sauce it, and properly serve it. thank you very much. >> waiter: my pleasure. bon appetit. >> anthony: merci. man, i love this place. i'm so happy. oh, it's very comforting. there's continuity in this
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world. across town -- ♪ another thing entirely. the younger, wilder l'affaire est ketchup, which, i am reliably informed, means, "everything's cool," in local idiom. [ man speaking french ] >> anthony: at this point in my life, i just don't know anymore. are these young cooks, these servers, these dedicated entrepreneurs, are they hipsters? or am i just a cranky old [ bleep ] who thinks anybody below the age of 30 is a hipster? i don't know. but i admire them. >> david: so, how much did it cost you when you opened? >> man: not much. >> anthony: look at this tiny electric four-burner stove. at no point in my cooking career could i have worked with one of these without murdering everyone in the vicinity before hanging myself from the nearest beam. how long did it take you to adapt to the -- to the
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equipment? >> man: uh, i would say, like, three months. at the beginning, like, i -- i was lucky that i didn't have, like, a lot of customers. >> anthony: right. >> man: i was, like, "oh, man! oh!" i was freaking out. >> anthony: and yet these kids today, look at 'em go. serving a wildly ambitious and quite substantial ever-changing menu out of this -- this suzie homemaker oven. tonight there's razor clams with buerre noisette. ooh, and a cream of haddock roe. very cool. thank you. i love razor clams. and coquilles saint jacques. you'll notice that nobody in quebec seems to skimp on the portions. a tureen of foie gras, head cheese with cassis mustard. oh, and a ris de veau truffe. that's truffled sweetbreads. and you got some goose hearts persillade for good measure. >> man: that's a goose heart. >> david: it's excellent. goose heart. >> anthony: hearts in general. oh, also you got your morue salee with grilled tomato bread.
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♪ >> anthony: how canadian is quebec? are they truly one entity or two? this is a question that has been wrestled with for some time. quebec is certainly part of canada, but in many ways, both culturally, spiritually, and linguistically, it's very much another thing entirely. there's a lot of history, much of it contentious. go back far enough and you get a clearer picture of why. the french arrived on the shores of quebec city in the early 16th century, but succumbed to the military might of great britain in the mid-18th. thus began a gradual but steady persecution of all things french. the québécois have struggled mightily to hang onto their french heritage and language. the issue of seceding entirely, a notion that persists to some
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extent even today. journalist patrick lagacé meets me for lunch at bistro m sur masson to help me understand a little bit of what many québécois feel is at stake. so, i was going to talk about the whole history of french québécois identity, the separatist movement, all this, but i have to get right to the pressing matter of the day: pastagate. [ laughter ] >> patrick: pastagate. what do you want to know about pastagate? >> anthony: for those not up on current quebec politics, pastagate refers to an incident where local authorities notified an italian restaurant that they were in violation of french laws because they used the word "pasta," which is italian. this is -- >> patrick: okay, stop apologizing, okay? [ laughter ] >> anthony: don't get me wrong. my last name is bourdain. i lean french, hard. i am enormously sympathetic to the language laws. >> patrick: you don't think it's preposterous? >> anthony: i do not think it's
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preposterous. but here we have a situation. [ laughter ] >> patrick: it is stupid. uh, i agree with you completely that this -- this province, 40 years ago, was in some respect, an english city. so we needed to have language laws for signage and stuff. >> anthony: now, signage, for instance, must by law be principally in french. french first in all things. >> patrick: but every bureaucracy produces byproducts of stupidity. and that was it. and you know what? it will not stand. >> anthony: the anglo-canadians treated french-speaking québécois like second-class crap for much of history. so, i get it. i'd be pissed, too. i'd want my own thing. and when i got it, i'd want to make sure there's no backsliding to the bad old days. >> patrick: when the parti québécois, the first, uh, sovereignist party to be elected, was elected in 1976, it didn't come out of a vacuum. it came out from a couple of decades of awakening and struggle. >> anthony: 50 years from now, will people be still speaking -- >> patrick: french. >> anthony: -- predominantly french in montreal? >> patrick: yes. >> anthony: no doubt about it? >> patrick: no doubt about it.
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>> anthony: "french first" is something most would agree with. how far and how rigorously you want to go with that, well -- do you think there was ever any possibility or real majority or a plurality of québécois who would have voted in separate nation status? >> patrick: you know, in english you guys say timing is everything. >> anthony: right. >> patrick: and timing was never better than in the period of 1990, 1991, '92. because in '95, this country came inches from being broken up. >> anthony: close. >> patrick: yeah. >> anthony: do you think it'll ever happen in the history of the world? >> patrick: i don't know. but i know one thing. anybody who says separatism is dead in this country, in this province, is a fool. >> anthony: no matter how you feel about quebec as either separate from or as essential part of greater canada, any reasonable person loves this place. correct me if i'm wrong. wilensky's is famous for the sandwich.
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the special. >> woman: wilensky special. right. >> anthony: and in what tradition does this fall? >> woman: it's basically eastern europe. it was a survival thing. it was 'cause they were poor. and that's what they could make. >> anthony: wilensky's. an old-school corner institution around since 1932, serving up pressed beef bologna and salami sandwiches, or specials, as they call them, along with egg creams and milkshakes. so, um, this a -- the special. and an appropriate beverage. egg cream. very happy. >> anthony: here's how it goes. there are rules. the special is always served with mustard. it is never cut in two. don't ask why. just because. that's the way it's always been done. a little respect for tradition, please. mmm. i'm happy now. you know, some things are beloved institutions for a reason. this is delicious. thank you.
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quebec, where 70% of the world's supply comes from. deeply embedded in the maple syrup outdoor lumberjack lifestyle is the cabin in the woods where maple sap is collected and boiled down to syrup. over time, many of these cabins became informal eating houses. dining halls for workers and a few guests, where a lucky few could sit at communal tables and enjoy the bounty of the trees and forests around them. martin picard has taken this tradition to what is somehow both its logical conclusion and insane extreme, creating his own cabane à sucre, open only during maple season and serving food stemming directly from those humble yet hardy roots. it makes perfect sense in one way. i mean, 130 acres produce about 32,000 gallons of maple sap, which run through these tubes to here, where they're cooked down to about 800 gallons of syrup, which is more or less what they use per season here.
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nothing leaves the property. and it makes sense, while you're here, to raise hog and cattle on the property. and maybe keep a cabin or two around, for any friends who get too loaded to sleep it off. but this? this? is there really any reason for this? what are you doing here? why do you have to make life so hard? if money were your primary -- >> martin: no. >> anthony: -- motivation, it -- this doesn't seem like the fastest road to untold wealth. >> martin: my grandfather, you know, had a sugar shack. everybody had it. so, you can go back, you know, three generation. they had a sugar shack. and i'm very proud of quebec. i'm very proud of canada, you know? >> anthony: you celebrate canadian history, you celebrate canadian traditions, you celebrate canadian, uh, ingredients, in a way that no
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one else has. are you some kind of patriot? is that what's going on here? is it -- is it national, uh, quebecois fervor? >> david: i think that's very much it. he's very much a patriot. i say all the time this is one of the most important restaurants, to me, in north america, if not the world. it's an art installation, if you actually look at it. >> anthony: the meal begins -- begins -- with a tower of maple desserts. good lord. sponge maple toffee. maple donuts. beaver tails. maple cotton candy. but, but, but wait, there's more. almond croissants, whippet biscuits, some nougat. >> david: yeah. >> anthony: ah, there we go. i think that's a first for me. i've never seen that done. >> david no? >> anthony: well, not with a hammer. let the madness begin. next, a whole lobe of foie gras with baked beans, on a pancake, cooked in duck fat, of course, cottage cheese and eggs, cooked in maple syrup. wow.
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that's awesome. there's a healthy salad, sautéed duck hearts, gizzards, and pig's ear, topped with a heaping pile of fried pork rinds. good lord. mmm. oh, and a calf brain and maple bacon omelet. and these. how is this made? >> martin: with love. >> anthony: with love. panko-encrusted duck drumsticks with shrimp and salmon mousse and maple barbecue sauce. good lord. wow. >> martin: this is a classic quebecer dish. it's called la tourtiere, you know? a meat pie. >> anthony: tourtiere du shack, a whole cheese, foie gras, calf brain, sweetbreads, bacon, and arugula. but with martin, that's not sufficient. >> martin: usually there is no truffle, but i just -- >> anthony: yes, black truffles. >> david: more truffle. >> martin: maybe it's gonna be too much truffle. >> david: my blood's getting thicker as i look at that. >> anthony: and now the main course -- a homegrown, smoked
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>> anthony: and now the main course -- a homegrown, smoked right out front, local ham, with pineapple and green beans almondine. and chicken. but with martin, the chicken is never just chicken. >> martin: that's stuffed with cotechino, foie gras, and lobster. we pump lobster bisque in the chicken. >> anthony: into the chicken. >> martin: yeah. >> anthony: good god. there is a light at the end of the tunnel. >> man: ah. >> anthony: someone should be singing the national anthem now. i mean, really. this is-- a practically prehistoric old-school canadian classic. maple syrup is heated, then poured on snow, becoming a kind of taffy. but the preferred delivery mechanism does present some issues. >> man: mmm. >> martin: yeah. no, no, no, no, no, no.
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>> anthony: what? >> martin: take a big one, and you have to suck it. don't swallow it, you know? look, you have to go like that. slowly, slowly. you know? just that. slowly, slowly. that's how it's good. that's it. >> anthony: you know how to do that in a manly way? you just got to look down and then you sort of look away in a distracted way. it's like, "i'm not really -- i'm not really sucking it." >> fred: the best way is to look up. [ laughter ] >> anthony: finally, there's maple meringue cake and maple ice cream with chocolate shards. any suggestion how to attack this? >> fred: we did it once. i won the chef suggest thing for the ice cream cone. chef suggests that you eat the ice cream like that. >> martin: that's the thing. i think there's too much focusing on the food. you know? you know, like, uh, "wow, this is very intellectual and, uh, wow and blah, blah." i've done too much of those, all
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potatoes inside. [ man speaking french ] salmon pastrami. >> anthony: and wait a minute. this is super classic. >> david: oeuf en gelee. >> anthony: and this, oeuf en gelee. egg in aspic. soft boiled or poached egg in clear gelatin-set broth, classically garnished with white ham, tarragon leaves, black truffles. oh, my god. i was pretty sure that i would live the rest of my life without ever seeing this again. delicious. but tonight, after a full week of franco-canadian full-on assaults on our livers and our lights, fred and dave thought it would be both delicious and merciful to take advantage of the somewhat lighter and insanely delicious fare by their brilliant chef, omar, who is from pakistan. amazing, authentic pakistani food. so what do we have here? >> fred: butter chicken crab. octopus tikka. little eggplants braised with, uh, anar seeds. pomegranate. little mushrooms.
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rabbit korma. fingerlings with a fenugreek and fennel. this is donkey nahari. >> anthony: yes, he did say donkey meat. is there something wrong with that? the dishes continue. a pakistani gumbo with okra and coriander. a sesame seed and green pepper curry. hanger steak palak paneer. all beef scotched egg. a puri with horse meat tartare. and an authentic goat biryani. wow. biryani's awesome. >> fred: are you full? >> david: yeah. it was food for 12. >> anthony: we did good work here. in the end, and perhaps as a nod to the anglo tradition, however, there will be stilton. ah, this is a genius meal. these princes of gastronomy, never a suboptimal moment. nothing short of excellent accepted, beyond excellent, too much excellent. yes, possibly. over the top?
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yeah, definitely. it all comes around in the end, the circle of life. we begin at the beginning, the heart and soul of every right-thinking quebecois, apparently. ice, a stick, and a puck. fred and dave and martin picard are joined by the original god of montreal gastronomy, the great chef normand laprise, to watch their beloved montreal canadiens lay waste to the carolina hurricanes. >> fred: yeah! >> anthony: all the while eating, of course, and drinking, as it turns out, the finest wines known to humanity. >> anthony: man, here we go. [ cheers ]
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