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Birthday Weekend in Montreal

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My husband and I are travelling from NYC to Montreal the end of the month to celebrate my birthday. I have never been to Montreal, but have heard that the food choices are endless and many, phenomenal. Please let me know which places you think are a definate to hit for the weekend. I also need a great place to have a birthday dinner. We plan to spend most of our money of food and alcohol, so we would love a wide range of places. Thanks!

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  1. you might want to consider perusing the following threads. All extremely recent, all pretty much asking the same question as you...

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/915517
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/915030
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/913704
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/913592
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/913535
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/913507

    Then there are these after the fact reports which would probably prove to be helpful as well.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/913705
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/915102
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/915568

    And if you have any more specific questions (actually, very specific questions) I'm certain that there will be many people who will be more than willing to respond.

    2 Replies
    1. re: EaterBob

      Wow, good work compiling all those threads. Maybe Chow mods can pin this one at the top of the board for future general out-of-town inquiries.

      1. re: Shattered

        Thanks for the props, and while I agree in theory, I think given the current state of moderating here it would not be such a good idea.

        In about three to six months those threads would not be so current and it's unlikely that the moderators would recognize that and change it, nor am I convinced that they would want to, either. At which point it would be up to one of us to do it and/or inform them of the change which is kind of like what we're doing now.

    2. Definitely provide us with a few more of your interests and like/dislikes. Montreal is great for French-inspired and (of course) the newly-exported Quebecois cooking styles, but we won't recommend something like Pied de Cochon to someone who is vegetarian, anti-foie gras, or has a heart condition.