Monday, September 10, 2012

Universel Déjeuner & Grillade [Montreal]

Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, this trendy diner provides fast and affordable brunches. From pizza and pastas to omelettes, pancakes and waffles, there's something here for everyone!

Where: 2055 Rue Peel
Montreal, QC
H3A 1V4
Price: $$

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Jean Talon Market [Montreal]

Jean Talon is located in Villeray near Jean-Talon metro station. Local farmers come here to sell their goods so the market is always full of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and plants. The produce is not limited to local food however, many farmers sell exotic produce in bulk at insanely cheap prices.

Where: 7070 Avenue Henri Julien (near Jean Talon metro station)
Montreal, QC
H2S 3S3
Price: N/A

Au Pied de Cochon [Montreal]

Most agree that one visit to Au Pied de Cochon (The Pig's Foot) in Montreal is simply not enough. One visit will confirm your inability to sample enough of the menu, leaving you disappointed, overstuffed but underexperienced.

As Corey Mintz from the Toronto Star puts it:
"..This restaurant is the marriage of two dining philosophies, the North American obsession with disturbingly large portions and the French tradition of cooking with real ingredients not trademarked by malevolent agribusinesses"
Exterior following the trend of signless restaurants =)
Where: 536 Duluth Est
Montreal, QC
H2L 1A9
Price: $$$ ($189 (without tax) for 5 people)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Garde Manger [Montreal]

Garde Manger is Food Network star, Chuck Hughes' first restaurant and he did not disappoint. It was not cheap, but it was worth every single bite! The star Canadian chef loves seafood (he even has a lobster tattooed on his arm!) and this definitely reflects in this restaurant. It is always packed and it is recommended that reservations are made at least a month in advance! 

Where: 408 rue Saint-Francois-Xavier
Montreal, QC
H2Y 2S9
Price: $$$$ (Our meal came to around $400 for 5 people)