Where to dine for our anniversary dinner
My husband & I will be in Montreal for a couple of days in midOctober from Toronto We were given suggestions for BIce and Forquet, and would appreciate receiving a couple more suggestions for restaurants. We are staying in Intercontinental hotel, but distance is not an issue.
Don't know what "Forquet" is ? maybe Forchetta? anyway, I think it closed some times ago (long time)
There are a couple of good reviews for Bice on Chowhound, but I did not try it myself.
anyway : what price range ? style ? food ethnicity ? ambiance ? wine list ?
If you like French: try La Montee on Bishop downtown: http://www.lamontee.ca/
or Pinxtos on Roy and Laval in the Plateau. Great Catalan fare(Spanish) with excellent wine list. Option for tapas....256 Roy 514-844-0222 www.pintxo.ca
I'm not a huge fan of Bice.
Restaurant La Montee De Lait
5171 Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T1M1, CA
My top vote goes to Europea for their tasting menu, especially for an anniversary dinner. They provide such classy service and each course is served with it's own special plate, cup, bowl, or utensil... really quite cool. Their menu de dégustation is fantastic, full of surprises, and always draws wow's from first-timers (oh, and from me each time I have been). Each time we did the tasting menu, we were gifted cake "to remember them by the next morning", a tour of the kitchen, and once... chef Jérome Ferrer's cookbook was gifted to my dining companion for her birthday.
I have to second the suffestion of La Montée. I had lunch there and was bowled over!
Also to think about for something lively and delicious is Café Ferreira...Wowsers!
Another one of my favorites is M sur Masson. French and simply mmmmelicious!
Great suggestions everyone! It was a difficult decision to make from all the suggestions but in the end have reserved at the Europea. Kept Cafe Ferreira and Pinxtos on the short list after our anniversary dinner. Thanks again. :)