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Toque! Restaurant Review: Toqué!’s food purveyors are listed on the front page of the tasting menu as a tribute to the importance chef Normand Laprise and his associate chef Christine Lamarche give to local produce and gastronomical products. Yet their restaurant, set at the heart of Montreal’s business district and right across from the convention center, is quite the opposite of a country inn, with its spacious, well-lit and playful décor featuring luxurious banquettes and drapes that smartly divide the large room into relatively intimate spaces. Execution is one of the strong points of the restaurant, demonstrated by precise cooking and a good and sometimes daring balance of flavors. The foie gras terrine, squash, cranberry chips, date purée and curry powder is a must. Inventive describes the marinated Nova Scotia princess scallops served with sumac water and wasabi foam. Another sign of a creative hand are the scallops marinated in olive oil and herbs before being topped with strawberry juice and rhubarb mousse. A cut of piglet is served with apples and cumin, turnips, agaric mushrooms and black currant juice. Curry sauce, chervil root purée, pearl onions and fried leeks accompany a confit suckling pig leg. For dessert, a crispy cannoli with rhubarb and mascarpone cream is enhanced by a rhubarb sorbet and a touch of nutmeg oil. The wine list covers everything from Bordeaux châteaux and top burgundies to unusual wines from the Basque country, sweet red sparkling wine from central France, Australian Shiraz and Québec ice cider.