Thanksgiving in Montreal - HELP!
We had a great Thanksgiving dinner a couple of years back in New Brunswick so we thought we would head north again for another Thanksgiving. But I don't know where to go in Montreal for the full Thanksgiving spread. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
Are you talking about Canadian Thanksgiving (Oct. 13) or US Thanksgiving (Nov. 27)?
In any case, neither holiday is much celebrated in Quebec, especially by francophones (individuals and establishments). The fact that the holiday falls on Monday, a day many restaurants are closed, further complicates matters. There are bound to be a few places that offer a traditional Thanksgiving meal -- and as the holiday approaches, we may hear more about them -- but don't get your hopes up.
As carswell hinted, many restaurants don't bother with traditional thanksgiving meals. I think odds would be higher in a brasserie type setting, like the Dominion Tavern downtown (they do pigs feet here as well), or Magnan's Restaurant & Tavern on St. Patrick - they very often have holiday related specials.
If anything comes up, I'll post.
Try b and m on somerled its not fabulous but in the tradition of thanks giving its thumbs up..
I'm always too busy making a Thanksgiving feast to know what restaurants are serving one. It's a great time of year to go to Jean-Talon market to see the harvest and perhaps ask around there but here is a quick cut and paste from an article from last year's on a few local possibilities:
GET STUFFED: Fourquet-Fourchette (265 Saint-Antoine St. W., 514-789-6370; from about $22) will design a customized Thanksgiving feast with matching microbrews. Auberge Le Saint-Gabriel (426 Saint-Gabriel St., 514-878-3561, from about $31) may not be as old as Thanksgiving itself, but the 253-year-old eatery has a long history. Get your meal to go at Schwartz's Deli (3895 Saint-Laurent Blvd., 514-842-4813), which sells whole smoked turkeys for takeout.