Category Archives: Montreal

Au Pied de Cochon, Montreal QC

The Gist: http://www.restaurantaupieddecochon.ca/index_e.html The Why: When I travel I do it primarily for two things – hockey and food – and when visiting the home of the winningest team in NHL history it only made sense to visit the most … Continue reading

Posted in Au Pied de Cochon, Bread Basket, Canada, Dessert, Foie, Food, Ice Cream, Montreal, Pork, Vacation

Toque, Montreal QC

The Gist: http://www.restaurant-toque.com/en/ The Why: Considered by some to be the inventor if “new Québec gastronomy” and bestowed with Five Diamonds, Relais et Chateaux recognition, and nearly twenty years at the top of Montreal’s dining scene a meal at Toque … Continue reading

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Joe Beef, Montreal QC

The Gist: http://www.joebeef.ca/ The Why: Along with Au Pied du Cochon, David McMillan and Frédéric Morin’s 75-seat bastion of heavy locally sourced gluttony was at the top of my “to-dine” list when making my first visit to Montreal. Having garnered … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Dessert, Foie, Food, Montreal, Tiramisu, Truffle, Vacation

LeMeac, Montreal QC

The Gist: http://restaurantlemeac.com/ The Why: After La Chronique the prior day for some rather formal French fare it seemed only logical to try a more casual Canadian take on the French Bistro for day number two. Having considered L’Express at … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Canada, Coffee, Crab, Dessert, Foie, Food, French Toast, LeMeac, Montreal, Truffle, Vacation

Olive + Gourmando, Beauty’s, L’Avenue, Montreal QC

With so much pastry, fine dining, and Canadian comfort food to be sampled on our brief visit to Montreal ‘breakfasts’ as a proper sit-down entity were still not to be overlooked (much to my family’s dismay and with a schedule … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty's, Breakfast, Canada, Coffee, Croissant, Dessert, Food, French Toast, L'Avenue, Montreal, Olive + Gourmando, Pancakes, Pork, Vacation

Europea, Montreal QC

The Gist: http://www.europea.ca/index_en.html The Why: Jerrome Ferrer is kind of a big deal in and around Montreal –Relais & Chateaux, 4-Diamonds, and the praise of many gourmands follow his name and a place in the Chaine des Rotisseurs particularly caught … Continue reading

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La Chronique, Montreal QC

The Gist: http://www.lachronique.qc.ca/ The Why: Recommended by a Montreal contact when I inquired about a classy/classic French restaurant where I could take my mother and aunt without breaking the bank, La Chronique struck me as a great place to start … Continue reading

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Sweets and Ancillary Eats, Montreal QC

  Like many of the cities I visit three meals a day was not going to cut it to truly experiencing the best of Montreal’s culinary offerings – as a matter of fact, considering we were only in town for … Continue reading

Posted in Bakery Kouign Amann, Brulerie St. Denis, Canada, Coffee, Croissant, cupcakes, Food, Ice Cream, La Banquise, Le Fromentier, Les Délices de l'Érable, Les Glaceurs, Macaroon, Montreal, Myriade Coffee, Olivier Potier, Patisserie Rhubarbe, Schwartz's, St. Viateur, Toi Moi et Cafe, Vacation, Yeh!