Tag Archives: food

Montreal’s Hidden Treasures: Dominion Square Tavern

30 Apr

I recently had the chance to visit Dominion Square Tavern, a little place hidden on Metcalfe Street, in Downtown Montreal. The ambiance is quite pleasant and the decor oozes old world charm (you’d think you were transported back to the Roaring Twenties). The drinks and cocktails are fantastic and crafted with homemade tonic. The restaurant offers bistro-style dishes with an accessible French Canadian palate and the cuisine is also notably infused with a British sensibility. If you are visiting Montreal, this is a must-see.

Dominion Square Tavern

Dominion Square Tavern

http://www.dominiontavern.com/

Cookies Unite!

1 Mar

Cookies Unite is an event held every month at the Nouveau Palais restaurant. It’s organized by chef Gita Seaton and the goal is to showcase young cooking talent. It gives line cooks an opportunity to create and cook a menu of their own and get some recognition. On Monday March 5th, 2012, Kate & Julio will be taking over the kitchen, so if you have no plans, why not reserve your place at the Nouveau Palais and support some local talent. More details at lmQcooks.

Montreal’s Snow Village

23 Feb

Don’t have plans for the weekend? Why not visit the Snow Village at Parc Jean-Drapeau? Want a unique winter experience? You can book a room at the village’s ice hotel or even spend the night in an igloo. If sleeping in frigid conditions is not your cup of tea, then stop by the Amarula Ice Bar during Happy Hour for a cocktail and enjoy the music by Guest DJs. Or you can make a reservation at the Pommery Ice Restaurant or enjoy the heated spas. There is even an Ice Chapel for all those who dream of a White Wedding! There are also tons of activities for the whole family like the snow sculpture exhibit, the snow labyrinth and the snow slide. The Snow Village will be open to the public until March 31st.

http://www.snowvillagecanada.com/

Montréal en lumière 2012

16 Feb

Today begins the 13th edition of Montréal en lumière, one of the largest winter festivals in the world. From the 16th to the 26th of February, Montreal will host a variety of activities at the Quartier des spectacles, offering a gastronomy and wine program that pairs the finest Montreal chefs with the greatest international culinary masters, and putting a spotlight on the arts (music, circus arts, song, theater, dance). The festival will close with the annual Nuit Blanche, inviting everyone to enjoy some 180 mostly free activities that include song and dance performances, exhibitions and installations. So don’t forget to catch a free outdoor show on Sainte-Catherine street, enjoy a food and wine tasting or try the free Milk Urban Slide, a 110-metre-long  incline equipped with sound effects, multicoloured lighting and smoke effects! For the complete schedule, you can visit MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE.

The Layover: Montreal

18 Jan

This post is for all the foodies out there who want to get a glimpse of what culinary delights Montreal has to offer. Enjoy!

 
[Via YouTube]

 
P.S.
Thank you Anthony Bourdain for making me discover restaurants I did not even know existed in my own city!