Other Montreal restaurants?
My husband and I are going to Montreal in
June. The posts about Montreal eating
on the boards are informative but what
do people think about Les Chenets or
Chez La Mere Michel or Chez Queux?
A good wine list is important to my husband.
We wil probably visit Cena to taste
Chef Laprise's cooking.
Hello all. I wanted to mention that in my research
I found a few sites that were especially helpful
in researching restaurants.
Montreal Online (http://www.montrealonline.com) has a good set of restaurant reviews and a searchable database, not to mention video cams of Montreal.
The restaurants section ("Resto") has a lot of capsule
reviews that were helpful in picking aplace.
Suggest you find a copy of Where to Eat in Canada by
Ann Hardy, sort of a long-running home-made Michelin
Guide, which is quite reliable (if you can obtain the
current edition; there are definitely changes is the
recommendations from year to year) and scrupulous.
There is also a pamphlet restaurant guide put in both
English and French (but usually findable only in the
French version) by the liquor authority or trade group
in the Province of Quebec. It can be obtained from
the Quebec provincial tourist authority and rates and
describes restaurants throughout the province based on
their food and cellars quality and ambiance. Also a
very good and I believe essentially non-commercial
resource (no advertising) with solid information.
I grew up in Montreal, but curiously, have almost no
experience with high-end French restaurants... If you
wanna know about various brilliant holes in the wall
that don't have any wine lists, let me know.
I have heard that Mere Michel has seen better days,
Good luck, and please post when you get back!