Dahlia’s Montreal Restaurants List

Alternate titles: My Magnum Opus, How to Ingest Montreal’s Best For six years, I’ve kept this list tucked away on my phone, expanding it all the time and consulting it regularly when anyone asked me for a restaurant recommendation. It’s a little different to most Best of Montreal lists because I won’t include restaurants that I haven’t been to, and I haven’t yet saved up to go to Juni or Joe … Continue reading Dahlia’s Montreal Restaurants List

Au Pied de Cochon, a Montreal Food-Lover’s Rite of Passage

Last month, I went to Au Pied de Cochon with three of my friends. It was a foodie pilgrimage that was a long time coming- my wonderful friend Zoë and I had been talking about going ever since we were in Rez in 2011. We had a carefully-crafted plan that involved going in a group, sharing every plate, and resisting the pull of the wine … Continue reading Au Pied de Cochon, a Montreal Food-Lover’s Rite of Passage

Le Bremner: Unforgettably Delicious, Unbelievably Fun

When an opportunity to meet and hang out with Chuck Hughes falls in to your lap, you take it. When you mention that you’ve been dying to go to one of his restaurants, and he says “come by Le Bremner some time, don’t worry about it!” YOU GO. At Le Bremner yesterday evening, I spent over two hours sitting at the bar with Grace, one of my … Continue reading Le Bremner: Unforgettably Delicious, Unbelievably Fun

October’s Most Notable Eats

What a month! I’ll get right into it. I told you I was busy! Oct 5: Mongolian Hot Pot for a friend’s birthday. I’d been meaning to try this place for years, and it did not disappoint. As soon as I entered, the smell of the steam from dozens of tableside broth pots smacked me right in the face. Our group had three different hot pots, and we … Continue reading October’s Most Notable Eats

Barcelona Bar Espresso: An Interview

Barcelona Bar Espresso opened in late July, and if you live in the Plateau, you’ve definitely noticed it. It’s bright red on the outside, warm and inviting on the inside, and, most excitingly for me, it’s Barcelona-themed. Hoo boy, do I ever LOVE Barcelona. I’m in the middle of a super-long, very cheesy post about the year that I spent there, and how the food … Continue reading Barcelona Bar Espresso: An Interview

Apps & Oysters: Bivalves on a Budget

I love oysters. Briny, salty, a little weird, and distinctly oceanic, they’re one of my favourite foods in the world. They do carry a certain amount of elegance, which makes sense because as you throw back these beautiful bivalves, you’re basically swallowing $1-4 at a time. It’s so worth it, though! SO worth it. Splitting a dozen (or two…) with a friend or partner is a very special, absurdly delicious … Continue reading Apps & Oysters: Bivalves on a Budget