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La Belle et La Boeuf - Grilled cheese heaven!!

 Comfort food comes in all shapes and sizes and everyone has their own variation that they run to when in need.  My favourite comfort food has got to be a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup.  There is something so damn delicious and cathartic about greasy bread pan fried in butter with ooey gooey cheese leaking out the centre dipped into a creamy rich tomato soup - pure heaven!  When I heard about these delicious and funky grilled cheeses at La Belle et La Boeuf, I knew I had to try them.




My friend and I headed over to the St. Catherine street location on a Wednesday night, grabbed a seat and ordered up some drinks and the pogo appetizer to start.  Fried, battered and on a stick, these little hot doggies (as I call them) were absolutely delicious.  I was pleasantly surprised at the lack of greasiness and scarfed a few down.



As the empty appetizer plate was taken away, our greasy comforting mains arrived.  I had the onions soup grilled cheese and my friend had the patty melt.  Beyond the flavour of onion soup in my grilled cheese, I really did not know what to expect, but as I took my first bite, I knew right away that this was a special grilled cheese.  The onions were caramelized and slow cooked in what I assume was a rich onion soup broth.  The sandwich encompassed the onion soup flavour perfectly and the gruyere cheese was the perfect touch.  I loved this grilled cheese and was so sad to finish it.  I have been dreaming of this sandwich ever since.  




My friend's patty melt was greasy, cheesy and delicious.  The beef patty was very juicy and flavourful and the cheese melted perfectly.  I think an important part of these sandwiches is the thick cut white bread they use.  The bread can withstand all the fillings thrown its way,  and it fries up perfectly soaking up the buttery oily goodness from what I assume is a flat top in the kitchen.  Hmmm, or maybe they use cast iron like I do... 


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