Montreal Restaurants, Wine Bars, Microbreweries and Food Artisans
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- Montreal Food and Wine Events (6)
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- Recipes (21)
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In case you haven't heard, Montreal is gaga over food. The city oozes with restaurants, unique culinary traditions from across Quebec and foodies spoiled by an enviable selection of local produce. More recently, TV chef Gordon Ramsay chose Montreal to anchor his first Canadian restaurant venture. But he's...
Toqué Presents Recipes from 'Toqué! Creators of a New Gastronomy'
Toqué, one of Montreal as well as Canada's best of the best restaurants, practically defines what is Québécois haute cuisine courtesy of the restaurant's co-founder and chef Normand Laprise. And after 20 years of praises, Toqué is finally releasing a cookbook. And its authors have let me share with you a few recipes, insanely perfect recipes...
Jamie Oliver's Maison Publique: A Montreal Restaurant Pub
Jamie Oliver's Maison Publique is a Montreal restaurant pub serving typical British tavern fare, though if you ask Oliver's partner, Montreal chef Derek Dammann, fish and chips won't be on the menu.
Le Bremner: Haute Diner Signed Chuck Hughes
Celebrity chef Chuck Hughes calls his latest baby, Le Bremner, a "seafood diner." Montreal foodies call it the hottest restaurant of the moment, having opened its doors to the public July 13, 2011. And if Le Bremner is any repeat of Hughes' success with Garde-Manger, expect said diner to hang onto that 15-minute title for another year. Or three.
Gryphon d'Or: The Bakery, The Brunch Spot, The Tea Room
Outside of the Irish pub circuit, Montreal's Celtic scene is virtually non-existent. Save one locale. Gryphon d'Or.
Montreal Smoked Meat: What Is It, Exactly?
Montreal smoked meat. You've heard about it, some people salivate like Pavlov's dogs at the sight of it, others complain that it's a pastrami wannabe, but what is it exactly? And where are the best places in town to eat Montreal smoked meat?
Schwartz Montreal: A Montreal Smoked Meat Deli Review
Schwartz's Deli in Montreal is frequently proclaimed the king of smoked meat. But is Schwartz the end all of Montreal smoked meat?
Barroco: Not an Old Montreal Tourist Trap
Part exposed wood beams à la country cottage, part 200-year-old stone walls meets eccentric Transylvanian castle owner with a penchant for white studded leather seating arrangements and dimmer than dim lighting, Barroco, an Old Montreal mainstay since 2008, is arguably among the neighborhood’s top five dining establishments. Find out why.
Tripes & Caviar
Tripes & Caviar is a Montreal restaurant bent on anti-foodism, cooking without waste and offering up only the finest in offal cuisine. And then some.
Montreal's Best Upscale Late-Night Menus
Upscale Montreal restaurants are increasingly offering special deals in the form of late-night menus, to the collective delight of foodies on a budget. But not all late-night menus are made equal. I've hand-selected some of the best ones available for your consideration, including amazing prices on some of the best steaks, French bistro,...
Bloody Caesar Drink Recipe
A Bloody Caesar drink recipe, Montreal style. Learn how to make a Bloody Caesar, the Bloody Mary's close cocktail relative.
Laurier Gordon Ramsay: Montreal Restaurant a Canadian First
It's official. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's first Canadian venture takes root in Montreal as of August 10, 2011, in a local BBQ chicken institution some say was way past its prime -- to quote one of my readers, Jonboy: "the absolute WORST place for chicken I’ve ever eaten in ... and even worse was the sauce, a putrid concoction of vile tasting...
Le Mas des Oliviers: A French Restaurant Review
A Le Mas des Oliviers Montreal French restaurant review. For whatever reason, Le Mas des Oliviers doesn't get much media buzz. Or any buzz. Yet it's long been considered a dining powerhouse for the rich and influential. I scoped the scene to see what all the fuss, or lack thereof, was about, and came out a little surprised.
Clamato Recipe: How to Make Clamato Juice From Scratch
A clamato recipe for those of you interested in making clamato juice from scratch to drink as is or to make Bloody Caesars, the popular Canadian cocktail.
Ice Restaurant Pommery
Fancy eating in the comfort of a subzero ambiance? Montreal's ice restaurant Mont Blanc proposes a Nordic menu and a unique experience. One of the Montreal Snow Village's key attractions.
Brasserie Central: Westmount's New French Brasserie
Brasserie Central's is Westmount's answer to the French Brasserie, with a kitchen armed with a Michelin-starred Brittany-born chef, and a bar manned by an inventive and charming bartender and the loveliest oyster shucker I've ever met.
Montreal Terraces, Terrasses or Patios
Montreal terraces, or 'terrasses' as locals call them, are an omnipresent city feature come springtime, an integral part of the Montreal lifestyle which stays put as long as it's warm enough to enjoy patio life, a season lasting some time between April and October, weather (and outdoor heater) permitting. And they're everywhere. But if I had to...
Globe: A Montreal Restaurant Review
Having attracted its fair share of celebs over its close to 20-year run, from David Bowie to Robert DeNiro to George Clooney et. al., it’s business as usual to find heads of state, sheiks, professional hockey players or the cast of a Hollywood production on a shoot break, all supping in peace at Globe, the Boulevard St. Laurent hot spot.
Gibbys Steakhouse - A Montreal Restaurants Review
An upscale haven of red meat, a dining experience as potentially bizarre as what the waitresses wear, here's a breakdown of what to expect at Gibbys, a steakhouse in Old Montreal.
Orange Julep Gibeau: A Mystery Drink, A Montreal Favorite
Orange Julep is one of Montreal's favorite institutions, one featuring a humongous orange beacon, a mysterious beverage and weekly car shows in warmer months. And there's no other place like it in Montreal. Or Canada. Or anywhere else for that matter.
Romantic Restaurants in Montreal
Whether you're celebrating a wedding anniversary, toasting a birthday or looking to woo a loved one on Valentine's Day, the following Montreal restaurants bring something unique to the table, from a romantic atmosphere to prime service to quality cuisine at prices that, while not exactly cheap, won't set you back a month's rent.
Dragon Beard Candy: A Plentiful Rarity in Montreal
Apart from Hong Kong where dragon beard candy stands are not uncommon, there are but a handful of places that sell dragon beard candy around the world. But you won't have any trouble finding this rare and ancient confection in Montreal.
Poutine in Montreal - The Best Poutine in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
I told you where to find the best poutine in Montreal. Now you tell me.
La Maison du Cari/Curry House - A Montreal Restaurants Review
Read up on La Maison du Cari, Montreal's top Indian curry house in the heart of downtown Montreal. A Montreal restaurants review.
La Colombe - A Montreal Restaurants Review
Just on the outskirts of Montreal's bring-your-own-wine mecca on Duluth Street, some of this town's top critics laud this humble restaurant as the best BYO in Montreal. Find out what your humble guide thinks.
Yuukai Sushi: A Montreal Restaurants Review
More bring your own wine sushi restaurants are popping up in Montreal, so the fable goes, so as I wish you good luck finding another BYO sushi restaurant in town that actually exists, find out if Yuukai's sushi is worth the trip.
Montreal Tea House Cha Guan - A Review
Montreal tea house Cha Guan takes tea time to a new level. Read a review of the experience.
Montreal Tea Room Scene
The Montreal tea room scene has changed a lot. Gone are the days of sipping tea only in the afternoon at select restaurant hotels and private clubs. A breed of casual and accessible tea rooms have been quietly taking over, adding multicultural flair to the tea house experience. So do check out these six Montreal tea rooms, each with their own...
Split Pea Soup Recipe
Who said healthy eating is expensive?! Save money and eat a delicious well-balanced meal with my personal yellow split pea soup recipe, a fun and spicy twist on a Quebec food staple, traditional pea soup. And each bowl ends up costing about only $0.40!
Montreal Brunch Spots
Ask ten Montreal residents where's the best place to brunch and you'll get ten markedly different answers. Some are willing to linger in lineups as legendary as the brunch spots themselves while others can't bare any wait lest the pain of caffeine withdrawal sets in.
Restaurant Jane: A Montreal Restaurants Review
Restaurant Jane is one of Montreal's newer joints to join in the battle for Montreal pizza supremacy. Ask local foodies "where's the best pizza in Montreal" and expect at least a couple of "there is no world class pizza in Montreal" type responses. But do they risk changing their tune with Jane?
Montreal Brunch - What's Your Favorite Brunch in Montreal?
I've already listed some of the best brunch in Montreal for those among you new in town and/or in desperate need of foodie guidance, but there are so many great places to eat breakfast, there's no way I could list them all. So help me out. And help out your favorite joints with some free publicity! Tell us where you and yours love to brunch about!
Patati Patata: A Montreal Diner Review
The little diner that could, Patati Patata has only 13 seats, but staff make up for the small size by adding lovely twists and extras to typically straightforward fast food and by welcoming you to partake in their open kitchen space with the warmth of an old friend.
Homemade Applesauce Recipe
Making homemade applesauce is easy! Find out how with this homemade applesauce recipe.
What is the SAQ?
What is the SAQ? The SAQ, or Société des alcools du Québec, which is French for Quebec Alcohol Corporation, is a crown corporation owned by the provincial government of Quebec. And it's where Montreal residents buy their wine. Most of the time.
The Best Beers I Tasted at the Mondial de la Bière
Some of the best beers I've ever tasted have been at the Mondial de la Bière, aka the Montreal Beer Festival, one of the city's most popular annual events. Proposing over 600 different kinds of beer under the same roof, it would be borderline impossible not to find a beer you like. Then again, some of you do not actually like beer. This list is...
Jeremy & Vinita's Montreal Restaurant Guide
Great resource for planning a delicious night on the town. Emphasis is on French restaurants in Montreal.
Montreal Restaurants Open New Year's Day
Finding Montreal restaurants open New Year's eve? Not a problem. Finding Montreal restaurants open New Year's day? That's another story.