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Eating in Montreal – La Salle à Manger

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One night in Montreal we ate at La Salle à Manger on Mont Royal Ave. An exceptional local restaurant. If you want to try some good restaurants, you have to leave the tourist areas, and explore the more suburban areas of Montreal, such as the plateau. A fantastic dinner! On the menu? Seared veal liver, sarladaise potatoes lardons, and red cabbage. Veal tart, morel mayo, shaved foie gras, hazelnuts, and toast. Corn & ricotta angelotti, […]

Eating in Montreal – Best pizza place!

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On our recent trip to Montreal, we ate at  at a couple of new restaurants, and a couple of the usual places. The first night we had dinner at a great pizza place in downtown Montreal. Il Focolaio has a wood fired oven, and approximately 75 different pizza options to choose from. To eat? The classic Napoletana (No.1 -): sauce, mozzarella, anchovies, kalamata olives, capers.    

Eating in Montreal – Le Comptoir

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On our last trip to Montreal this summer we ate at a fantastic restaurant called Le Comptoir charcuteries et vins. The menu is a series of share plates, with two plates per person recommended. Here are some of the plates we tried: Salad of roasted beets, celery Greek, apples, goat, watercress and argan oil Porchetta di Testa, dill mayo, pickled cucumbers, and fried goat cheese. Sautéed duck hearts, duck prosciutto, celery and egg yolk. Lobster tart, slow cooked onion, […]

Eating in Montreal

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Montreal is home to many exceptional restaurants.  One of my favourite – Au Pied de Cochon, owned by Martin Picard. Like maple syrup? Pork? Foie gras? Duck in a can? Then this is the place for you. In the winter he also runs Cabane à sucre, or the Sugar Shack, about 45min from Montreal (Montreal Gazette review here). It’s a set menu and reservations only. Can’t get to a restaurant? Try reading one of his books. Picard also has a […]

Montreal: L’Orignal Cantine

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In Montreal, what once was Le Gros Jambon Diner, is now L’Orignal Cantine / Canteen, the brunch counterpart to L’Orignal Restaurant around the corner.  The counter in the front window has been replaced with a booth, the restaurant extended slightly to the back, and the menu revamped… yet it still produces exceptional food. I had the eggs florentine with bearnaise sauce. Extremely delicious.

Best Mexican restaurant in Montreal

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Sometimes the best places to eat are the one that are found by accident. Tucked away in a side street on the plateau is an excellent little Mexican restaurant called Maria Bonita. This small restaurant does traditional casserole type dishes from all the regions of Mexico. This is not boring tacos type fare. Two casseroles per person seem to be more than enough. All are served with flour tortillas. Here are two of the exceptional appetizers: […]

Montreal: Juliette & Chocolat

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In Montreal there are is a great chain of dessert restaurants called Juliette & Chocolat. The food is quite exceptional, and they have an online store as well. When we visited, I had the hazelnut bowl – vanilla and hazelnut ice cream with crunchy pieces of hazelnut, and topped with whipped cream and pieces of meringue. My daughter had the fruit plate fondue.