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Montreal

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Montreal, so much yum. Montreal, you froze my bum.
That pretty much sums up the last few days. Although lots of shops and restaurants were still closed for the holidays, we endured the face-slapping freeze and still managed to find many delicious things. Thanks to S & B for the fun little trip.

For the foodies, here’s where we went:

Marché De La Villette for the french onion soup and tourtiere. La Banquise for poutine. Reservoir for lunch, I had the beef…it was delicious! Drawn and Quarterly for the books and comics. Montreal Museum of Fine Art for the art…it’s free at the moment! Schwartz’s for the smoked meat. Au Pied de Cochon for simply loveliness – Duck in a Can, Foie Gras and Boudin (blood sausage) tart, Magret Canard (more duck). St. Viateur for the bagels. Shezelles to sleep.

Spaces and Places: Old Montreal’s Le Cartet

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Le Cartet is a beautiful modern and urban space that serves as a restaurant as well as a shop for gourmet foods. Smoked duck in a can? Check. Gourmet chocolate bars? Check. Brunch? Also check. If you’re planning a picnic for the day, this is a definite spot to drop by. There are tins and jars filled with all sorts of goodies.

Unfortunately, I can’t comment on the actual food restaurant part as we didn’t eat there, but I’ve heard some positive reviews. We just stopped by to peruse the “shop” part of the place. Lots of unique beverages and also pre-made meals for take away like sandwiches and soups were available. I ended up getting an Earl Grey and Honey Nougat Galerie au Chocolat bars even though there was shelves of chocolates to choose from! I also got a very cute small reusable bag with a nice font. It looks like a paper bag.~yy

Montreal weekend

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

This past long weekend, I went to Montreal. I really do enjoy Montreal. It has great food and lovely architecture and it’s so close yet when you’re there, you feel like you’re in a different country. I like the idea of practicing my French there, but people are so bilingual…that I’m afraid once I speak French they reply back and I’m like ??? We drove down this time around and it took us about 5 hours. Just some highlights from this trip included: Premiere Moisson almond croissants and creme brulee,  the Osheaga Festival where we got The National and Arcade Fire. So good! Also, delicious macarons from Boutique Point G. I have to say, these are the best macarons I have tasted yet and a steal at $1.50 each. Flavours I got: maple syrup, grilled pistachio, madacasgar vanilla, apricot black tea, chocolate, caramel salt, lime and basil and creme brulee. It’s a bit of a kitschy place which makes it pretty inviting. They also sell gelato there!

 

 

 

I was really impressed by Bixi. Which is Montreal’s public bike system. There are stations throughout the city and you sign up by subscribing to the service based on your needs. It’s really useful. They’re supposedly bringing this to Toronto but not sure if it’s going to happen.

Arcade Fire @ Osheaga, can you even tell?

 

Premiere Moisson cakes

Brunch @ Reservoir

Duck in a can

Best Lobster Salad dish at Laloux