New restaurant in trendy Old Montreal.
Hip name--Vauvert, which has something to do with the devil.
Located in the uber-hip Hotel St. Paul.
So...you EXPECT the food to be exquisite (which it was).
You EXPECT supreme service (which I got).
You EXPECT crisp design and great music (which there was).
So how to you build Surprise onto this foundation of supreme expectations?
With a little sweetness.
No, not dessert.
Check out the sculpture below. This is the way they do cream and sugar at the Vauvert. I don't even take sugar in my coffee, but I had to pull one off the post and suck on it like a candy, like I used to do with sugarcubes in my grandmother's kitchen.
As I've said before, Pow! doesn't have to be big...just a spoonful of sugar (or a wafer-ful in this case) is enough to make the conversation go down.