3 days/nights in Montreal-- Advice on "MUST" places to eat-- $ no object
My parents are taking a much-deserved long weekend trip to Montreal in late September and are big foodies. I'd love any recommendations on restaurants you would consider "musts" to dine at if you were visiting the city. They are willing to splurge, so send your best recommendations! Thank you!
My MUST list includes:
Toqué - fine dining, expensive, and oh-so-good
Au Pied de Cochon - loud, boisterous, rich, and the most uniquely prepared foie gras
Pinxto or Zumaia -both serve upscale Pinxtos and are excellent (mid-high prices)
L'atelier - we just ate here for the first time last weekend and would most definitely recommend it. The resto has a very cool vibe, there is a major attempt to use local/Quebec produce and the food is all served in entreé portions so you get to try a lot of flavours over the course of your meal.
L'express - even if it is just for a café au lait for breakfast, they should check this spot out as it is as close to a Paris bistro as I have seen outside of Paris
Hope this helps:)
Oh, I totally love Le Muscadin! sounds French, but is completely Italian! Food is fabulous, and service even better. The owner is Charlie Iacono. Tell him Chef June says hello!
It really depends on their taste. Personally, I would recommend:
- Au Pied de Cochon (http://restaurantaupieddecochon.ca),
- Le Club Chasse et Pêche (www.leclubchasseetpeche.com/) ,
- Ferreira (www.ferreiracafe.com) and
- Toque (www.restaurant-toque.com/)
in that order, though I know who would reverse it.