What is Pouding Chomeur?
Pouding Chomeur is a Quebecois dessert consisting of sponge cake and syrup. It was created by factory workers in Quebec during the great depression and was referred to as the poor man’s pudding. Pouding chomeur is popular during the maple season (sain des sucres) and is also available all year round in restaurants in Montreal.
Suggested ways to eat Pouding Chomeur
Pouding Chomeur can served hot or at room temperature drizzled with maple syrup. A side of ice-cream or cream are a perfect finishing touch.
Best Pouding Chomeur in Montreal
1. Au Pied de Cochon
Au Pied de Cochon is acclaimed for reviving classic Quebecois cuisine with flair. This restaurant is highly recommended and has received accolades from the likes of Anthony Bourdain. The foie gras poutine, duck in a can and pouding chomeur are some menu favourites. Be sure to make a reservation well in advance as this is a popular restaurant.
2. Jardin Nelson
Jardin Nelson is a restaurant located in the heart of Old Montreal. Its flowery garden patio and live jazz music provide the perfect ambiance for casual dining. Jardin Nelson is a seasonal restaurant open between Spring and early Fall so make to sure check the website in advance.