I'm coming up from Boston next week, and will be in Montreal for a few days, trying to escape the Democratic Convention. I've gotten some great ideas from the board for French/gourmet food. I understand that there are terrific ethnic restaurants also. Any suggestions for really yummy, maybe a little unusual, interesting places to try? I love peasant-type food of all sorts, but my travelling companion is not crazy about MExican or Indian. Since we're from Boston, we have lots of hometown options, so we're looking for something different. Let's see what Montreal Chowhounders come up with! Thanks in advance!
PS: We're staying for a few days in the Eastern Townships. Anything between that area and Montreal that would break up our trip in a delicious way? Or better to wait until we get to town to eat?