Planning a trip to Montreal & Quebec in August (hopefully air fares will come down between now and then).
I want to fully embrace the Frenchness of the area and I know there are several helpful threads on the food but I’m specifically looking for recommendations on traditional French-style bistros and croissants/coffee. Not interested in bagels or delis.
Hoping to do a Unibroue brewery tour while in Quebec but don’t know if that is available so other beer-centric recs would be appreciated.
Would like to do an article on the trip but would need a pizza stop or two. Is there such a thing as Montreal or Quebec-style pizza? Whether there is or not any favorite pizza mentions would be helpful.
I don’t care if the recommendations are touristy or frequented by locales, only care that they are good.
Also; thinking about getting the Rosetta Stone for French and I’m wondering if I’d be better off just getting by in English or if attempts at speaking French are appreciated.