With the help of the wonderfully descriptive past posts on this board, I've put together a plan for four nights of dinners for when I visit Montreal with my boyfriend and my parents next week, from Wed -- Sun. We are staying downtown, but have (obviously) decided to travel to where the good food is!
What do you think of this list, considering that:
--All four of us love to eat, but reasonably healthfully -- hence no foie gras/poutine quests, and no APdC;
--As teachers and artists, we're not rich, so we're really trying not to spend an arm and a leg (the trip itself is our Christmas present to each other), but we want to have some memorable meals;
--My father doesn't enjoy seafood;
--My mother is a bit hard of hearing, so anyplace that's terribly loud would make conversation difficult for her;
--We enjoy restaurants that are beautiful, cozy, atmospheric, creative, warm!
Please tell me: is this list repetitive? Anything you think I should change?
Night 1: L'Express (Is it really loud? Expensive? Should I replace it with Au Petit Extra?)
Night 2: My parents are going to BU; my boyfriend and I to the 10:00 special at Leméac
Night 3: Bouchonné
Night 4: La Montée de Lait (this night is my birthday, and their four-course menu sounded fun and special)
For lunch, I'm hoping to get Lebanese food, pho/noodles, hit La Maison Bulgogi, check out holes-in-the-wall, etc. -- my parents will be on their own.
Many thanks for all your help.