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Experience Montréal in the lap of luxury

Looking for pampering? You’re in the right place. Montréal gets a ton of high-fallutin’ international guests every year, whether it’s Jazz Fest musicians, pop superstars, Formula One racers or star hockey players. Hell, even visiting comedians need paraffin mani-pedis! The result? Our service industry is poised to satisfy your every need and make your trip to La Belle Ville the most memorable it can be. Here’s your cheat sheet to the best things in life. SLEEP WELL High-end stays abound in Montréal, for all the reasons mentioned above. From Madonna to Aretha Franklin to Lady Gaga, we’ve hosted all the divas! Exacting guests flock to the gorgeously redesigned Ritz-Carlton Montréal, where you can leave your classically appointed suite and be at La Maison Ogilvy in five minutes flat.
 Hôtel Le St. James is probably the city’s most luxurious stay, nestled in a historic Old Montréal building appointed with priceless antiques. Loews Hôtel Vogue, Hôtel Le Crystal and InterContinental Montréal are perfect downtown pied-à-terres, with incredibly comfortable rooms and great bars and restaurants. To be within seconds of the Old Port, you’ll want to stay at either the sleekly contemporary Hotel Gault, Hotel Nelligan (the rooftop terrasse bar is a must),… / Read More →

Montréal restaurants shine on Canada’s 100 Best for 2016

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list for 2016 was revealed yesterday. Congratulations to all 100 restaurants and most specifically, to the 23 Montréal restaurants that have made it onto this most prestigious lineup. No. 1: Toqué! – 900 Place Jean-Paul Riopelle Chef Normand Laprise’s avant-garde thinking fueled ingredient-driven cuisine in Montréal. He has managed to stay on top of his game – and indeed, ahead of it – for the past 20 years. No. 4: Joe Beef – 2491 Notre Dame Street West Chefs David McMillan and Fred Morin’s little restaurant has become synonymous with Montréal cuisine and has put the city on the culinary map. No. 5: Le Vin Papillon – 2519 Notre Dame Street West Joe Beef’s vegetable-centric little sister is helmed by Chef Marc-Olivier Frappier and boasts one of the most impressive wine lists in Montréal curated by sommelier and co-owner Vanya Filipovic. No. 19: Park – 378 Victoria Avenue Chef Antonio Park serves some of the freshest sushi in town, prepared in a traditional way but with the chef’s Argentinian and Korean roots peeking through from time to time. No. 20: Bouillon Bilk – 1595 Saint-Laurent Boulevard Chef François Nadon’s precise cuisine and focus on high quality… / Read More →

Merry feasting: Holiday menus in Montréal

Quoth Benjamin Franklin: “Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them.” Harsh words, Ben—but we agree that eating feasts is a lot more fun than making them. So here’s some food for thought: this holiday season, leave the kitchen behind. Round up your loved ones and let these Montréal restaurants do the hard work for you with their beautiful and inspired holiday menus. OLD MONTRÉAL Experience Old Montréal one taste at a time as you wine and dine your way through exceptional holiday menus from the Antonopoulos Group’s family of restaurants: Méchant Bœuf, Modavie, Vieux-Port Steakhouse, Bevo Pizzeria + Bar, Kyo Bar Japonais, Taverne Gaspar and Suite 701. With so many options, our New Year’s resolution is to grow an extra stomach. Visit Experience Old Montréal for more information. Osco – 360 Saint-Antoine Street West This restaurant located inside Montréal’s InterContinental boasts several holiday menus: a special December menu until the 18th, a six-service Christmas table d’hôte on December 24 and 25, a separate six-service NYE menu, and both Christmas and New Year’s Day brunches. Communion – 135 De la Commune Street West Oysters by the dozen (or the case!) are featured on this Old Port restaurant’s holiday menus alongside… / Read More →

MONTREAL RESTAURANT PROFILE: EUROPEA

Jérôme Ferrer, chef and co-owner of Europea, tells us about the culinary experience offered at his restaurant and makes a Quebec foie gras poached on river stones with maple wood chips. See for yourself during Taste MTL – Montreal’s Restaurant Week, November 1-11, 2012.