Annex 148: Le Milsa | Mr. Lew's Great Burger Search

5021 des Sources
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Québec

Train:  Roxboro-Pierrefonds
Bus:  STM 68, 205, 208, 209, 213, 407, 468

Visit:  June 22, 2014

http://www.lemilsa.com/

In this day and age, to compete with the countless restaurant concepts, you have to do things that will stand out.  When you’re thinking about the ‘All You Can Eat’ world, there is a lot of competition and there, you still have to stand out.  Under the category of Brazilian Churrasco, Le Milsa provides you with as much meat as you can eat.

At this particular stage of the year, there’s a lot of celebrating going on.  Whether you know someone who graduated from school or you’re rooting for a country in a very important tournament, you’ve been wrapped up in all kinds of things.  With the World Cup just getting started during the day in question, Le Milsa seemed like the ideal place for Steakman and I to set up shop for the evening.

When we got there, the place wasn’t that empty.  There were a number of tables all taken up.  There was even an extremely large group choosing Le Milsa for their Sunday evening meal.  Over the past year or so, I’ve seen and heard about Le Milsa from a few sources.  In a way, I understand why people would come here.  You pay a fee of sorts to eat as much as you want.  What more can you want?

The way things work at Le Milsa is very simple.  Before you’re served any food, you choose a package that will encompass your meal for the evening.  We chose The Turnstile ($30) which includes 10 different kinds of meat, sides, coffee, and dessert.  It may seem like a steep price to pay, but the quality of meat provided makes up for that.

Strategy also plays an important role when you come to Le Milsa.  You want to show up when the meats are freshly grilled.  If you show up a little later, you might be getting the end of the batch.  By then, most meats would have dried up and their taste would not be so fetching.  Plus, you don’t really want to compete with others when it comes to things that might be wrapped in bacon.

Now that you’ve set yourself up and chosen your method for you demise, you are ready to eat.  From time to time, servers will come up to your table with spires of meat.  This is where you have to work a bit.  They’ll hold up the meat and you’ll use the tools to hold on to the piece you want.  At first, it’s a bit awkward to do this, but with time, you get used to it and it starts to get a little fun.  The individuals who were tasked with that job that evening were actually all quite cordial, which was quite the plus.

This process continues until you’ve literally had too much to eat.  If you haven’t seen your chosen meat make it to the table, you may want to nicely notify one of the servers.  There were some meats that proved to be really popular and we hardly saw them all night, while some others looked like they weren’t that demanded.

Before we get to the food, there was something that happened during our visit which would make me a fool if I didn’t mention it.  There was a point where I noticed this nicely dressed woman walk in.  I didn’t think much of it, since it was likely the time where some shifts start and all.  It wasn’t until the loud music started that I knew something was up.  The very same woman came back out, in full costume, and proceeded to begin that evening’s entertainment.

It couldn’t have lasted more than 30 minutes, but it was quite the half hour.  She went to each table.  I should mention that the way she was dressed was simply incredible.  All of this to say that each table seemed to enjoy this experience of dancing along with her.  We all might have seemed a little hesitant to join in, but that wasn’t much of an issue as the proverbial ice was broken.

The following are the various sides you can get when you choose The Turnstile.  All of them are really supports to help you down all that meat.  I really liked the rice and the mushrooms.  For the purpose of this post, I’m going to summarize the two meats that were hits and the two that weren’t so much.

Salad

Mushrooms

Rice


Pork Sausages

For this visit, I was in the mindset that I would try as much as I could.  The sausages weren’t really my favorite item.  In this situation, you’re looking for things that would be easy to eat, but the sausages were a little tough.

Chicken

I’ll start by saying that it takes a lot to impress me in the world of chicken.  The first batch that we got seemed like it sat a while.  We did get a second batch that was a little better, but it was a too late to really change my mind.

Ribsteak

This was the first spire that made it to our table and by far, the most popular meat.  The pieces were tender and juicy, which makes it all the easier to eat.  We actually went out of our way to request this more than once.

Turkey w/Bacon

Like the chicken, I’m not that big on turkey.  As a matter of fact, I can’t stand turkey on its own as it is too dry and provides very little taste.  This is where bacon comes in.  With the awesome elements of bacon, you can’t go wrong.  This meat was very hard to come by, as they ran out very quickly.

Pineapple

For dessert, you had the choice between ice cream and pineapple.  The pineapple pieces were grilled.  Having pineapples normally is one thing, but having them grilled is a while different story.  This was a nice way to finish things.

Final Verdict

Le Milsa might not be on one’s list of places that you have to try, but it’s one that I would suggest you do.  This has got to be one of my favorite dining experiences of 2014.  While the food was nothing out of the ordinary, it was the combination of that, the service, and the obvious special entertainment that rounded out the experience.

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