302015Sep

Au Pied de Cochon

There are restaurants out there that you have to go to when you visit a city. Here in Montreal, that place is Au Pied de Cochon which translates to “the foot of the pig.” And yes, that is a signature dish on the menu. You can read about that later. For me, this place is all about their hearty dishes and of course, their foie gras. It’s hard to believe the food is in within the French family, Québécois French to be exact. The flavors are heavy and very rich. Well,…

282015Sep

Le Quartier Général

One of the things I look forward in Montreal is all the French food. Or should I say, the Québécois flare it has. Although I can’t quite put my finger on what makes it Québécois, I can tell it’s both different and good. Damn good. This was my experience at Le Quartier Général, a restaurant in the Plateau. Nestled in a French neighborhood, this quaint but hard-to-get-reservations establishment puts together some fantastic dishes. The restaurant has three service windows, 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. We were only able to get the 9pm seating which was…

242014Apr

Le Charm Bistro

If you didn’t look this place up online, you would have walked right by and missed out on a great dining experience. It’s nestled between a convenience store and residential apartments. Although the sign was right there in plain view, the whole place just somehow blends in. Maybe it’s because you never get a full view of the place. I don’t think I have ever walked on the other side of the street. Never once looked in its general direction, except for the corner as it told me “5th Street,…

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