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The Best Hot Chocolate in Montreal

Montreal is a city of festivals and we will find any reason to party. From month-long summer festivals to ones that take the winter by storm, we let nothing hold us back. Celebrating the season and the gift of frostbite, one needs to prepare adequately for outdoor activities; warm jacket, toque, scarf, gloves and the quintessential hot chocolate…

In The Mouth: les soirées gastronomiques improbables

Imagine a world where everything you ate tasted like something completely different, where the plumpest and most luscious piece of butter poached lobster tasted like the face twisting juice of a ripe lemon or where the sweat inducing fiery heat of a habanero pepper tasted like absolutely nothing at all… Welcome to the chaotic culinary world of Chef Nuno…

Montreal’s Best Hotel Restaurants

Without a doubt, Montreal is a city for the culinary inclined, a wonderland for gluttonous gastronomes, a real foodie’s city… basically an awesome place to get your grub on. With the thousands of restaurants at our disposal, the choices are endless, from fine dining restaurants to gastro-pubs and izakayas, Montreal’s food scene satisfies all palates…

Where to get the best oysters in Montreal

What food can you eat by the dozen and not feel guilty about? Served with bubbles or a fine wine, oysters are a favourite choice on any apéro menu. There is no better way to end a busy day and kick off the weekend than with a dozen or two, or three of these bad boys on ice…

Best Terrasses in Montreal for Drinking Beer

What many know as a “patio”, we Montrealers call a “terrasse”. Either way, they’re the place to be during our intense summer months, so here are some of Montreal’s best spots for enjoying a cold beer or three…

Classic Montreal Restaurants To Rediscover

In recent years, Montreal has been riding the cusp of gastronomic innovation, fostering world acclaimed chefs and kitchen teams that push culinary boundaries to levels and reaches not yet seen before. In the wake of trendy hot spots and places to be seen, are the proud and noble predecessors that have forged the foundation of Montreal’s restaurant scene…

Montreal’s Best Thai Food

For Montrealers experiencing cabin fever and waiting anxiously for the winter thaw, there’s a relevant ancient Chinese proverb which states, “Eat where you want to be, and not where you are.” Ok, I lied, I just made that up. But there are a handful of restaurants around the city that definitely help me imagine that I’m on an exotic south-east Asian beach on the coast of Thailand sipping on fruity cocktails and grubbing on fiery delights…

Best Fish and Chips in Montreal

The spring thaw and dreary weather in March evokes delicious memories I have from the days I used to spend chasing my punk rock dreams in London while stuffing my face at fish and chip shops in the name of anarchy. Ok, I wasn’t punk, nor did I live in London, but I do love fish and chips and will go out of my way to find some…

5 of Montreal’s best asian noodle dishes

During the winter months in Montreal, like most warm-blooded creatures, I seek warmth. While some search out the heat of a roaring fire or comfort of a loved one, I’m usually in search of warmth in the form of steaming hot bowls of soup noodles or the crispy fried variety…

Montreal’s Poutine Week takes over town in 2014

Forget the polar vortex, residents of Quebec and Ontario are now bracing themselves for mass hysteria of a different kind… a delicious kind… Montreal’s second annual Poutine Week!!!