My brother and I are heading up to Montreal in February to, well, pretty much hang out and eat for about a week. We're both married guys in our 30s—he lives in Minneapolis, I'm in Brooklyn—and don't get to see each other much outside of holidays. Anyway, we're trying to assemble a list of places to eat that represents the best of what Montreal has to offer. So, naturally, we're turning to you Chowhounds.
What we're looking for is a balance of fancy and lowbrow — filthy but delicious poutine, and some crazy haute treatment of, I don't know, elk?—but one that's very Montreal. Basically, whatever amazing dishes and ingredients we can't get in New York and the Twin Cities.