Returning to Montreal this weekend. My second visit. I'm just starting to read the openings, closings and recent trip reports from other hounds.
I'd appreciate your suggestions.
We will be staying near Sherbrooke Street, W. Montreal. I only eat poultry and fish. We're NOT interested in Greek, Asian or deli. We will have time for:
2-3 breakfast/brunches (one should be croissants . . .Patisserie Fous Desserts or ?)
2 lunches (Friday & Saturday . . .we liked Montee)
3 dinners (Thursday - Saturday . . .we really enjoyed DNA and Version on a previous trip)
Les 400 Coups might be a possibility. We'd probably pass on Lawrence.
Where we ate in 2009:
Returned yesterday from Montreal. Thanks again for all the excellent suggestions. I cannot wait to return! Perhaps I should learn a little French first . . . We will finish the Ami du Chambertin from Yannick this evening . . .then start on the Fleur de re and Reine Claude.
Highlights of our Montreal food adventure:
*Dinner at DNA (and only $45!)
*Breakfast at Patisserie Fous Desserts - this was a long walk from downtown . . .SO said the croissant rivaled ones in Paris. I had an almond croissant and tasted the chocolate croissant .
*Mile End food tour (peaked into several places including Cocoa Locale - maybe a lemon cupcake next time . . .)
*Late lunch at Montee
*Dinner on the patio at Version (closing in about a week?). We could not get a table at Chez L'Epicier No. 311. This was our one, unplanned dinner in Old Montreal.
*Breakfast at The Sparrow (a lovely, long walk from downtown). We arrived at just the right time before the waiting line started.
*Late lunch on the terrace at Tam Tam d' Afrique until the bees got the best of us. Djoliba was already closed and Gracia Afrika was too far.
*Dinner at Europea followed by port at Ferreira, a Portuguese bistro downtown
I'll post a detailed trip report about the food later this week. Thanks again for all your help. It made my first visit to Montreal very special.
PS I didn't get to try a Montreal bagel and we would have liked to eat at a bistro. Next time . . .