2.5 days to eat French food?! Sign me up! 30 mins to spend in parc du Mont Royal and 2.5 hours @ Jean-Talon Market… well…
Oh, and no poutine for me…. thank you very much ( I know sacrilege ..)
Montréal – european, walk-able, has amazing food and 5.5 hours from GWB – isnt it a recipe for long weekend( this is a blog for recipes and food after all )…
I chose to stay in Veux Port de Montréal- touristy all day, but empty early morning – did my best 5K by the river.
…got our tickets to Cirque du Soleil Luzia , all we had to do is walk out of the hotel and their tent was right there on the river dock. Show – simply amazing, I would see it again…
OK, so first thing first – breakfast…
@ Taverne Gaspar
Then, there is the Place des Arts – huge cedar logs showcased all over the square…
and then there is this guy..
Classic 8-course french tasting menu for dinner @ restaurant Bonaparte
@ restaurant Bonaparte
- Homemade smoked salmon served with truffle oil – killer combination.
- Warm goat cheese and roasted almonds in filo dough.
- Pear and tarragon sorbet to clear a palate.
- but of course, Duck breast flavoured with maple syrup and wild berries.
- and homemade desserts.
- Saint-Chinian, Mas Champart 2014( marsanne, roussanne, grenache, bourboulenc ) – was excellent with lobster bisque and warm goat cheese in filo dough.
- Vinos de Madrid, Rozas de Puerto Real-La Bruja Averia, Commando G 2014( grenache ) with Duck breast.
- Vin de France, C-Si Rapatel, Dom. de Rapatel 2010 ( syrah ) with filet mignon.
Strolling day 2
and here’s brunch @ Sparrow, I think they call it that instead of lunch….
So simple and awesome: HOUSE–SMOKED TROUT with spinach & green onion pancake, soft boiled egg, beet salad, whipped crème fraiche – felt like home food but so much better…. and BEIGNETS with peanut butter.
- buffalo rabbit legs with Jack Daniels BBQ sauce – meat was very tender and was covered in delicate sweet and smoky rub.
- salad of marinated heirloom tomatoes.
- grilled aged cheddar cheese sandwich with duck confit – best crusty whole wheat country bread.
- Egg soufflé with bacon, ham , onions, arugula salad, cherry tomatoes and topped with hollandaise sauce – soufflé was like a giant airy pancake
- Crepes with fresh berries and wildberry confiture and custard
Strolling day 3
Agenda: Parc du Mont Royal, Atwater Marche and Jean-Talone Marche and brunch, of course
Produce – little local Quebec strawberries, and fiddleheads that dont cost arm and a leg…
Meats & sausages..
brunch @ William J.Walter Saucissier
I skipped Shwartz Deli, but I dont see how a sandwich can ever be better than @ William J.Walter. Sauerkraut is thin, velvety, not as pungent and overpowering as the one we have here, on a crusty toasted baguette and just enough smoked meat(pastrami) to be able to take a bite. They will add any kind of mustard, pickles, hot sauce to it… Guys there were kind enough to explain everything about their products and I just had to order a second sandwich – it was so good…
Dessert for Petit Finale
Their raisin roll is made with Poitou Charentes butter – its heavenly, I could probably eat 5 and then 5 more in one sitting. Apricot, and pear tartlets – all butter pastry is extra thin, has crunch to it on, I think due to brown sugar…