How a new Montreal eatery's gourmet waffles are a Mile-Ex pop-up revival


Welcome to the Food Envy series, where we take a look at some of the dishes we've particularly enjoyed at Time Out Market Montréal. This week, we're talking up the whole menu of waffles—plus some sweet crepes—from P'tit Dip that's full of unexpected-yet-familiar flavours.

For Montrealers who remember the bar Alexandraplatz that closed in 2019, chances are that they'll recognize the waffle-making skills and recipes found at chef Aaron Langille's P'tit Dip eatery inside Time Out Market Montréal.

As for those those who don't know it? Consider this a time capsule of flavours that goes back five years, when Langille learned how to handle a waffle iron like a ninja and invaded Mile-Ex with a pop-up he ran with his friend Kyle Croutch.

While the pop-up restaurant was a success, the chef spent the following years with attention turned to his chef-driven restaurant Le Diplomate (and creating one of this city's best wine cellars). Now, however, that yesteryear pop-up rides again; not only is one of his goals to bring back fond memories for his former customers of Alexandraplatz, but—more importantly—he's putting the idea of a savory waffle in the spotlight.