Unless you’ve been living under a rock or somewhere in Lachenaie, then you would know about the third edition of Montreal’s Restaurant week – Taste MTL, MTL à Table that is about to go down in a couple of weeks, where the city will see 140 different restaurants around Montreal offering special table d’hote menus at extremely friendly prices of $19, $29 or $39. A city-wide food event that is a great opportunity to check out and dine at restaurants that you normally wouldn’t venture to that was voted as one of the top 15 food events in the world in 2013 by Foder’s Travel. As a part of the festivities in preparation to this year’s edition, Tourism Montreal paired three Montreal bloggers with three bloggers from Toronto with a chef to give us a glimpse of what is involved in the preparation of their signature menu for MTL à Table. [click to continue…]

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Forget everything you know about “Dakgangjeong.” “Dakgangjeong” is korean fried chicken, and if you don’t know what Korean fried chicken is, then you’ll have no idea what I’m talking about, but follow me. If you can imagine it’s the crispiest, mind-shattering, twice-friend, battered fried chicken that would make a handful of autumn leaves look and sound like a matzo ball. If you’re looking for Korean fried chicken in Montreal, there are a few places to find it. Some of your favourite Korean restaurants serve their own signature versions, and then there are the places that specialize in it like it’s their job… err, wait a minute. [click to continue…]

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You know what’s totally underrated? Tea. Not the ambiguous white pouch of Orange Pekoe that’s haphazardly thrown on the side of a one-cup metal teapot that probably hasn’t been washed since the day it was bought; but proper English tea. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no expect in the fine intricacies of afternoon high tea, unless you count the times I helped the old lady next door as a kid, who was drunk off brandy in the afternoon and couldn’t hook up the oscillating sprinkler to her garden hose and offered me Club Social tea crackers in return, or the times I’ve mimicked a British accent when picking up a particularly pretty tea cup with my pinky in the air (admit it, you’ve done that before.) There aren’t many places that do English tea in Montreal, but the few places that do, do it extraordinarily well. I visited this place recently that doesn’t actually serve high tea, but does prove themselves as one of the premiere places to go for a spot of tea. [click to continue…]

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Lincoln Apartment Bakery Baking Class – Macarons!

I’m not much of a baker; the science behind it is what scares me the most. In a culinary field where precise measurements are integral to the success of a perfectly risen soufflé or moistness of a cake mixed with my spaztastic clumsiness is enough pressure on my shoulders to be comfortable with shunning it […]

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Transport Your Senses on The Main – Sel Gras (Brunch)

I stopped by this spot on the Main for brunch a while back. I love the fact that more and more restaurants around Montreal are now offering a brunch service. Our amazing chefs are able to go a little more casual with day time dishes that are often a reflection of the depth of their […]

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Funky Bar Food and Ceasars – L’Gros Luxe Mile-End

I’m not a philosopher nor theologian but I often like to entertain life’s most thought provoking rhetorical questions; “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” “What’s the sound of one hand clapping?” “Would hipsters exist if the Mild-End didn’t?” I hit up […]

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Happy Mid-Autum Moon Festival! – Your Guide to Mooncakes!

Remember the last time you were at the Asian market picking up your pickled mustard greens, pork trotters, salted fish and bottle of lye and saw stacks on stacks of aluminium tins with old Asian aunties huddled around them making deals and trading back and forth like they were gambling plaques from Macau? That coveted […]

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