Martin Juneau, a great chef is no stranger in the Montreal food scene. He made several appearances on TV - judge of Et que ça saute!, guest judge of the first episode of Les Chefs - La Brigade, contestant of Chopped Canada. He owns a few establishments at the corner of St-Laurent and Beaubien E. - the affamed restaurant Pastaga, the new Cul-Sec - Cave et Cantine, and Épicerie Le Petit Coin. Next door to the grocery shop is the location of his ice cream parlor, Mr. Crémeux. Sounds familiar? You sure have encountered their food truck at Les Premiers Vendredis at Parc Olympique.
|Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream with Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce and Butter Crumble|
What's so special about this ice cream spot compared to Kem CoBa and La Diperie? It plays on textures and balances of flavours. It's a vanilla soft-served ice cream served in a cup with predetermined combinations of toppings. No need to figure out what topping goes best with what. They already figure them out for you. You can opt for the caramel sauce with pretzel and peanut crumble or even better, chocolate sauce with a chocolate crumble. All the sauces and crumbles are homemade. You can also stick to the classic vanilla-chocolate twist on a waffle cone or have it in the form of a milkshake.
|Vanilla-Chocolate Twist on Waffle Cone|
I went to Mr. Crémeux twice in one week. Their topping combinations are interesting and attractive enough to try them all. My first visit was after my brunch at Pastaga, I had the lemon curd, graham crumble and soft meringue. It has every element that reminds us of a lemon meringue pie. My second visit was after my lunch at Le Red Tiger, I ordered the strawberry-rhubarb compote with butter crumble. It has the right balance of tartness and sweetness that make us fall in love with this classic flavour combination.
|Ice Cream with Lemon Curd, Graham Crumble, Meringue|
Which one is the best ice cream spot in Montreal between Kem CoBa, La Diperie and Monsieur Crémeux? It's a difficult choice. They are unique in their own way that makes them all on equal plain field. Luckily, these three ice cream parlours are far from each other. No need to struggle on where to get ice cream if I crave for one. I'll just go to the nearest one.
43 Beaubien E.
Mon-Wed: 1pm - 10pm
Thu-Sun: 1pm - 11pm