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Maison Boulud Restaurant Review: When the Ritz-Carlton Montréal celebrated its 100th anniversary, a total renovation and makeover transpired on the “haute classe” hotel. This included a major revamping of the in-house restaurant and the introduction of a celebrity chef, Daniel Boulud, who has created a menu (with executive chef Riccardo Bertolino) that’s elegant, refined and very French, showcasing Quebec’s local ingredients here and there. The caramel and chocolate coloured setting is in line with Boulud’s many establishments around the world, but certainly a few notches under his address “Daniel” in New York City. Start with the salad of beet, which is sliced paper-thin, or the deconstructed sardine tart. Another starter option is the velvety ricotta ravioli. For the main course there are delights such as the milk-fed porcelet from local Gaspor farm, the finely seasoned seared tuna, and an artfully presented duo de boeuf (beef duo). Alternatively, consider the famous DBGB burger. The house sommelier is knowledgeable and quite intuitive; don’t be shy about asking for an expert wine recommendation. Among the other tasty options on the dessert menu is the chocolate lava cake that has a molten caramel interior (instead of chocolate) with a side of salted caramel ice cream --- it’s definitely not something you’ll want to share.