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The French diet: Try it now in Montreal

Have you heard of the French Paradox? Several different studies have tried to figure out why French people are slimmer than Americans, despite the fact that they eat more fat from animal sources and drink more wine.

Boston poutine: different from Montréal’s

Who would have thought? Boston is full of restaurants with poutine on the menu! And I’m not just talking about greasy spoons, I’m talking about nice restaurants and swanky bars. I heard about this from The Food Monkey, a blogger who also acted as my guide to Bean-Town.

Best vegetarian restaurants in Montreal

The Dalai-Lama will be in Montreal on October 3, and according to his official website, his Holiness’s kitchen in Dharamsala is vegetarian. So in the spirit of extending a warm welcome to all visitors to our city, I thought I’d offer up my top picks for the best vegetarian restaurants in Montreal.

Montreal Food: Reviews from the media

I often tell you that Montreal is a unique place for food and food culture. With more than 6,000 restaurants, bistros and cafés, Montréal pas the most restaurants per capita in all of North America. Yes, yes, you’ve heard me say it many times before, so I thought that I’d let you hear it from someone else this time!

Montreal Bagels: The Lowdown

Along with Celine Dion, the Olympic stadium and the Canadiens hockey team, the bagel is probably one of Montreal’s best known symbols. But do you know why? Because Montreal bagels are rather unique, and what makes them different also makes them tastier. Specifically, I think that Montreal bagels beat out New York and Toronto bagels, hands down. No contest. And I’m not alone. In fact, some people make the trip to Montreal especially for the bagels, while others go to the trouble of having them shipped to their hometown. Really!

Eating in the Dark at O.Noir Restaurant

There are restaurants that intrigue us, not because of the food so much, but because of the experience. O.Noir is certainly one of the most mysterious dining venues around town. Served by blind waiters, you eat in complete darkness.

Kusmi tea boutique opens in Montreal

Good news for tea lovers: The prestigious Kusmi tea house decided to open its doors in the New World and chose your city as its first destination.

Culinary Tour of Montreal: Follow the Guide

Walking tours are always a popular activity when visiting a new city. But how about one that revolves around everybody’s favourite topic: food! Visites de Montréal tour called “Flavors and Aromas of Old Montreal” does a great job of avoiding big crowds and cliché destinations. I should know, I tried it myself!

Montreal Brunch: La Cantine is oh-so Quebecois

  La Cantine is fun retro restaurant with yummy brunch menu that goes further than the traditional eggs and bacon. It’s brunch, revisited! In one sitting, you can taste four Quebec-style breakfast specialties all in one plate. “A client once told me that we energize traditional breakfasts. It made me smile,” explains Pierre-Luc Chevalier, co-owner of La Cantine.

Fine Dining in Montreal: 100 meals at Bronte

I’ve known for a long time that Bronte is one of Montreal’s best fine dining restaurants. Chef Joe Mercuri is a master when it comes to creating unusal fusions of textures and flavours. But when I finally went to eat there (a treat for my birthday!), I was astonished to meet a local couple that has eaten there more than a 100 times.