My Mother will be celebrating her 80th birthday, and we want to hold asmall (10-20) lunch party for her in downtown Montreal. She has definite tastes as to decor (traditional/authentic) and food (what you might call "correct" en français) but is by no means absolutely conservative. The Ritz in a private dining room would be an obvious choice except for its closure for renovations. I think simplicity, a warm environment and excellent invisible service are key.
Friends who don't necessarily know the Mtl scene have mentioned private rooms at the Mt Stephen Club or the Café of the MMFA. Anyone have experience of these venues ? What about other suggestions ?
Thank you !