As Ashley told you in our travel diary, we ate a lot in Montreal. We had heard great things about the food, but it was also an excuse to get out of the freezing cold weather.
We stayed in a nice hotel, with a great restaurant, so we ordered room service for breakfast every morning. We wanted to have nice relaxing mornings, so this ended up being the perfect direction to go. I ordered something different everyday, but Ashley stuck with her continental breakfast of fruit, yogurt, and pastries. My favorite dish that I ordered was an omelette. It had an awesome fluffy texture to it that we usually don’t get back in the states.
Our first full day in Canada was the coldest day by far. We only lasted about 5 minutes outside each time before ducking in somewhere, usually to get something to eat. For lunch we popped into a cute cafe, crepe suzette. We ordered some adult beverages of mulled wine and spiced rum cider. We warmed up pretty quickly with those. Ashley ordered french onion soup and a salad. I opted for a brie and apple crepe which was delicious.
There was one dish one Montreal we knew we had to try, poutine. If you don’t know what poutine is, it is french fries covered in gravy and cheese curds. It was so awesome, Ash and I loved it. We will never turn down fries as a meal, I mean have you read about our love for Chipsy King in Amsterdam, so of course our poutine was our full dinner.
One of our favorite things in Montreal was the Christmas markets. There were lots of yummy snacks that we just had to try whilst we were there. Our favorite was the maple taffy. All it is, is hot maple syrup poured on snow, then rolled on a stick. It’s delicious! We also roasted marshmallows and kept ourselves warm with some vin chaud (hot wine).
During our planning for our trip, everyone told us that we had to try a Montreal bagel. Now, coming from New York we weren’t sure what to expect because NYC has THE BEST bagels. We were pleasantly surprised. They are different from New York, but we still really enjoyed them. I ordered an egg sandwich with mine. but we did later have them at the airport on our way home. Ashley had an American style breakfast at our lunch.
Our favorite meal of the trip was at a restaurant near our hotel called Modavie. It was a long leisurely meal which was a nice change. That was one thing that we noticed in Montreal. It was a lot like Italy in the sense that meals last a very long time. We started the meal with some cocktails, and Ash ordered a small french onion soup. For our meals Ash ordered Ratatouille, and I ordered a Linguine with pesto and goat cheese. It was phenomenal! For dessert we couldn’t pass up a glass of ice cider and a warm dark chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream!
On our last day we grabbed lunch at Olive & Gourmande. Be aware, there is always a wait for a table. We were very lucky and only had to wait about 10 minutes. We ordered some “Happy Chocolate” (Hot chocolate with Bourbon) to warm up, and tucked into the menu. I ordered the pizza pocket sandwich, and Ash ordered the Big Healthy Salad. She loved how it was presented. It wasn’t all mixed together, it was all separate, and the Hummus was on the side of the bowl. It looked amazing!
We ate at so many lovely places in Montreal. I’m not sure I could pick a favorite. Have any of y’all ever been to Montreal before? What is your favorite place to eat? Let us know in the comments below. Also, check out our Montreal Travel Vlog below and subscribe to our YouTube channel!
P.S. We’re taking next week off, but we’ll be back with new content in 2017!
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