Montreal: The Bar at Maison Boulud-Ritz Carlton

Tucked to the side of the main dining area and opposite the open kitchen, the bar at Maison Boulud is sectioned off from the rest of the restaurant by a transparent fireplace wall, an illuminated wine locker and a light catching fragmented wall screen. Whether you pull up to the rectangular bar or cozy up […]

Quebec Microbrewery: Les Brasseurs du Nord

Founded in 1987 and launching in 1988 with the Rousse, a dark amber, the first of its kind to be created by Quebec brewers, Les Brasseurs du Nord produce Boréale, a craft beer exclusive to Quebec. Maintaining an emphasis on quality over quantity, Les Brasseurs du Nord produce six ale-type beers: Boréale Rousse, Boréale Blonde, […]

Quebec’s Traditional Meat Pie: Tourtière

Tourtière, traditionally enjoyed around the Christmas and New Year holidays, is a savory, spiced meat pie enveloped in a flaky puff pastry crust. Customarily filled with minced pork and seasoned with holiday spices such as clove, cinnamon and nutmeg, the tourtière has origins in the province of Quebec that can be traced back to as […]

Montreal: Le Hobbit Bistro

The menu for this French bistro maintains an assortment of standard restaurant fare (at the expected prices; $15-$20 plates) and wine (including wines from South Africa).  The pasta is earthy and the maple tart will NOT fall from your fork.  There is also an extensive ‘after-dinner’ cocktail list with a surprisingly wide variety of coffee […]

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