La Fête du Croissant 2015

Le Fete du Croissant

April 24, 2015

in Food

Tomorrow, April 25th, the city prepares to celebrate the one thing we all love that’s warm, filled with butter, plump, flakey, tastes good with jam… ME! Juuuuust kidding, Le Fête du Croissant is a one-day croissant gorge fest of this timely French pastry classic. Over 50 bakeries and patisseries in the Greater Montreal are are selling croissants for a only $1! [click to continue…]


So when can we make brunch an actual “thing”. A thing that doesn’t only exist on weekends or have to involve mimosas and hangover sunglasses. Granted, there are a bunch of places that serve “brunch” throughout the week, but when you live in the suburbs brunch options often suck and are usually crowded with yoga pant mommies pushing strollers who talk to servers like three year olds. So when I make the effort to drive clear across the island of Montreal via highway for brunch, that restaurant must really stand out. I went for brunch at Les Affamés, a modest “bistro du quartier” … just not my quartier. [click to continue…]


I used to think that it was ludicrous to eat soup noodles in summer, but with more and more noodle houses popping up in Montreal I think I’m going to have to abandon this ridiculous way of thinking. I just couldn’t imagine slurping copious amounts of hot noodles in steamy broth when the mercury inches above 20 degrees when I already have sweat management problems. I guess I can say my narrow-mindedness changed when I spent some time in South-East Asia where downing road-side bowls of hot noodles at the butt-crack of dawn where the temperature was already 30 degrees and a notion of “humidex” didn’t exist because it was always at 100%. So as spring kicks into high gear and air is still crisp, I checked out Nouilles de Lan Zhou in Chinatown for some homemade hand-pulled noodles. [click to continue…]


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