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Christmas Dinner in Montreal

Riomarguy Dec 13, 2007 11:02 AM

My partner and I will be in Montreal Dec. 21-27. We are from New Orleans and are looking forward to some great food, as well as Ron's first glimpse of SNOW (Yes it is true). Staying at the Fairmont, I have gotten some great tips on this board for several meals but am still looking for something for Christmas day. I have received some menus from the Fairmont, but am very wary of most hotel food with the exception of a quick breakfast fix. Any suggestions? It doesn't need to be a huge blow-out, in fact I know that many places will be understaffed and overworked so would like to keep it rather modest. Being in the business I am more interested in quality food and service rather than the "scene". Any help would be most appreciated. Looking forward to APDC, l'express, lemec, etc. Any other suggestions for small, off-the "A" list restos would be great. Thanks!

Rio Mar Restaurant
800 South Peters, New Orleans, LA 70130

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    Moosemeat RE: Riomarguy Dec 13, 2007 12:45 PM

    A l'Os and it's sister restos ( Les Infideles and O'Thym ) all seem to have Christmas menus up on their sites. They are all pretty good BYOW places in my experience.

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      douglj RE: Moosemeat Dec 20, 2007 03:48 PM

      bad news ... those are just holiday menus but none of them are open on the 24th or 25th ... :( .... we'll all be hungry together

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        kpzoo RE: douglj Dec 20, 2007 03:58 PM

        you might want to check out this other Xmas eating thread for other ideas:

    2. calla0413 RE: Riomarguy Dec 19, 2007 09:06 PM

      OMG! Can you make real seafood paella and bring me some? It would make my Christmas!

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        Riomarguy RE: calla0413 Dec 20, 2007 07:59 AM

        LOL Calla we just got a HUGE paella pan in...it is nearly 4' across! Makes enough for 80 people. WE have a party for 50 tonight as it's maiden voyage.

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          calla0413 RE: Riomarguy Dec 20, 2007 04:36 PM

          I'm SOOOO JEALOUS! My mouth is watering just thinking about it....!

      2. calla0413 RE: Riomarguy Dec 20, 2007 04:39 PM

        This is getting some talk on the Montreal boards, you'll have to check to see they're open for Christmas. Either way, worth a look...I plan on making over there some time soon.


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