Travelogue: Montreal Part Un (Sept 2015)

I took my mom to Montreal for a few days in September. Our goal was to EAT. Or at least mine was. We took a short morning flight from New York to Montreal and took the cab (fare is around $40 to downtown) to Marché Jean-Talon (Jean-Talon Market) for breakfast.

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Jean-Talon Market is a farmer’s market and has lots of food vendors.

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The reason why I chose Montreal was because my mom wanted to go somewhere close and I’m a bit of a francophile. Gahh macarons.

Montreal (Sept 2015)

We settled on crepes at Crêperie du Marché. They serve buckwheat gluten-free crepes and have plenty of seating.

We took the metro to our hotel — the metro system was super easy to use! I bought us 3-day unlimited tickets from the airport and we put them to good use. It’s convenient to get around by metro. Plus, there’s usually some art installations near the stations. We also walked a lot.

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For dinner, I made a reservation at Le Quartier Général, a tiny and cozy French restaurant that offers affordable (and amazing) prix fixe menus. Soup, appetizer, entree, dessert! BYOB too.

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Something you need to know about dining at French restaurants in Montreal: they write their menu on chalkboards in French and the waiter will come around to tell you about it — the whole process is extremely slow (especially for us New Yorkers) but they really know their stuff!

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Homemade soup… sooooo good.

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That duck was the reason I came here. We ate duck for every dinner in Montreal but that’s for the next post. This was one of the best.

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Creme brulee, of course.

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The lemon curd was very refreshing.

Definitely make a reservation here since it’s a tiny place and dinner lasts for 2 hours (seriously, at every place we went to).

 

 

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