I don't normally post on the Montreal board, so I'll introduce myself...
I'm Jamie Drummond, Sommelier for the Jamie Kennedy restaurants in Toronto.
I am in Montreal this weekend (Friday night through Monday night)... and I would love some tips on where to go, as after being in Canada for 10 years I have never really had a trip to Montreal.
We are joining my good friend Sacha for dinner at Joe Beef on Saturday night, so that is sorted.
But the rest of my time is free.
We are staying in "new" Montreal (?) at Le Petit Prince... here: www.montrealbandb.com and would love some advice regarding reasonably priced boites and bistros (we are both on a budget this time!).
Also... I need some good bar recommendations... In Toronto I frequent the Communist's Daughter, The Crooked Star, Unit, The Gladstone and the Spoke Club.
So I tend to enjoy a place with lots of character and swathes of interesting people to watch.