I'll make this quick and easy for the professional-foodies...
Coming from Toronto for the long weekend to enjoy beautiful MTL with family.
Please kindly recommend:
1) Poutine places (obvious, I know - but where is the cant miss place?)
2) Breakfast - hot spots, cool spots....my taste buds await!
3) Seafood spot for dinner - too many red lobsters around, where is the good stuff
4) I have a sweet tooth -- great bakery and cafe to enjoy all the nice things MTL has to offer
Thanks kindly for the read and the guidance!
Where will you be staying ?? there are so many places to recommend, that would help.
If you do a search on breakfast, include also the word brunch, you'll get more results.
Sweet tooth, I know all about that !! if you do a search, try one also with cupcake, pastry and bakery, results will abound.
Yeah, the lunches never seemed terribly exciting, so I skipped trying them.
From my understanding, nocochi (or nokhodchi) is indeed one kind of those tiny cookies, make of chickpea flour and laced with cardamom, usually cut as a four leaf clover.
I like buying their big boxes of assorted cookies -- they make for great, unusual gifts.
quickies before other posts links to posts that already answers all of the above)
1- Poutine : La Banquise or "Patati Patata"
2- (breakfast or brunch? anyway, brunch it is) Sparrow, Reservoir, Byblos
3- Seafood : Ferreira, Milos (for the post 10pm special) and ApDC (they have good daily seafood/fish specials)
4- Sweets : Patisserie Gascogne, Première Moisson...
"Patati Patata" I love this quaint closet of a place but wouldnt recommend it for families too small and even for two there is a wait. Patisserie Gascogne http://www.degascogne.com/index_en.html and Premiere Moissan (several branches) are on same street Laurier a few blocks apart. There is also a restaurant nearby where you could have brunch
http://www.restaurantlemeac.com/en-CA... 1045 Laurier West, it is popular with families and in between these two pastry shops and they have a terrace on side which is pleasant in summer and gives more space for children, very close to downtown just off of Parc avenue. There are also others in same vicinity serving brunch. After brunch you could buy a few bagels and drive up the Mountain to Beaver Lake for a little walk something Montreal families enjoy on the weekend.
Milos is cheaper at lunchtime and I think would be easy dining for a family.