Le Bistro Sutton Pub

Now, this one wants to be it all: a bistro, a pub, a sports bar, a diner, a restaurant… The one-stop place, in the center of it all, in Sutton, for all the hikers, skiers and so on…!  We know that location is everything and it is hard to discuss the location of this one: why, it is NUMBER ONE: on the main street too!  (You may have guessed it, if you didn’t know it already: they are located at 1, Rue Principale Sud, in the Sutton village that is surrounded by mountains and lakes – pittoresque, je vous le dis! Mais quand même…)

20130525_141309   On a hiking trip, we arrived there exhausted and were told that they didn’t expect  to see anyone anytime soon – that ‘s nice…!   You see, it had been raining that day (which didn’t discourage the hiking-maniacs and nature-lovers that we all are, in our little group there…) so we persevered and only gave in and headed for the PUB here when we were really soaked up!   Once there, we wanted what anyone in the area would call ”un p’tit remontant” – and they were actually out of brandy! Qu’à cela ne tienne… the pub was well-stacked with cognac and so we had that, in our tea!  Next up: grab a bite!  We look at their menu (which we practically had to beg for, oddly enough…?)  and nothing jumps at us as a ”must try” – except, maybe, the sweet potato fries…?

There was something else funny about that menu: the French side lists some chicken dish as ”amélioré” – upgraded and enhanced, in other words. On the English side, it is not the same dish but the one listed below it -some hamburger steak- that is clearly listed as ”upgraded” – what gives?!?  We were so in doubt (and the waitress so, ah, shall we say all over the place?) that we simply ordered salads for everyone!  Personally, the spicy salad hit the spot just fine – coupled with those sweet potato fries, remember them?  A cold lager on top of it all, and I was satiated – at long last!  But there was no intent whatsoever on our part to inquire about possible desserts… All in all: reasonable prices, no offuscation if we forget to tip (but, fear not, we did tip!) – service ”courtois” as they say – ”sans plus” though; unless you’re a regular patron of the sports bar section, which comes complete with its little gambling machines, pool table and giant screen!

I then took to proceed as I always do, whenever I stop by some place for the very first time – I went picture-hunting!  And here are some of the results of that…

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Isn’t it appreciable that the establishment feels the need to further ostracize their clientèle from ever wandering behind and beyond the bar…?

20130525_124648 20130525_133048     Right: Rickard’s is good – but hardly ”divine”…  Left: now that was creativity (in recycling) that I had to underline here and applaud as it is quickly noticeable that they turned Heineken bottles (and far more colorful Corona bottles too; not pictured) into salt and pepper dispensers.

Priceless!

Bravo!

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The sports bar aspect is enhanced by a permanent display of sports memorabilia: including vintage hockey masks and trading cards featuring several of the ”greats”…!

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From the outside, the Bistro Pub looks like a Victorian house recently renovated for a quick re-sale!

Must be fun to sit on that elongated porch, come summertime…  Going there in late May, we thought we were close enough – but no…

It actually snowed on Sutton that day: after all the downpour of rain (but no hail, mercifully) the hiking trip ended with snow…  Ugh!  Emmerdant – as André Arthur would say!  😉

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Another place to try, maybe…?

”Au Coeur Des Saisons”  – wow!

We felt like we were in-between two of them right there…

Lest we had a mixture of three out of four…!

The name of that place makes me think of a song though… not the happiest of songs either…  This one. 

Unless it is this one it should make me think about…?

Anyway…

Sure, we’ll try it, too – next time we stop by… Sutton!

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