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…

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,…

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…

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…

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...)…

Self-Care Special: Cafe Bombón and Tostones

Taking care of yourself is important, and as I've learned in the past year, it's not always easy when you're also trying to be a functioning adult with paid bills and semi-clean laundry. It's also not easy to keep your head above water with the barrage of horrible news that bombards us every day (police brutality, inequality, hate…