Monthly Archives: June 2012

21
Jun
posted in : events, MONTREAL

Every summer since 2010, BALNEA Spa has been organizing l’Été des chefs (translation: the chefs’ summer), a delightful and friendly culinary competition with 10 of the province’s best chefs. As part of this friendly gourmet contest, 10 of the greatest chefs in Quebec –as well as one from New York! – create a dish inspired …

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13
Jun

I believe it can safely be declared that Maison Boulud has been the most anticipated restaurant opening of 2012 in Montreal. After many months of delays, it has finally opened its doors inside the luxuriously renovated Ritz Carlton in downtown Montreal, and what a perfect fit it is within the sumptuous grand hotel. I walked …

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9
Jun
posted in : Chicago, TRAVELS

I am ending my Chicago series on a high note with a post on the most impressive restaurant I ate at in Chicago – and maybe even ever – Alinea. Eating at Alinea is spectacular, in the same sense as watching a Cirque du Soleil show is spectacular. There are moments where you hold you …

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2
Jun
posted in : brunch, MONTREAL

A short and sweet post today to let you know about a great new-to-me brunch spot I just discovered last weekend, in case you’re looking for a spot to go to this weekend. I’ve already written about Julieta, the tiny little latino restaurant that opened a few months ago in the Villeray/Petite Patrie neighbourhood, not …

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1
Jun
posted in : Chicago, TRAVELS

This is the fifth of my 6 food-centric posts on Chicago. Click here to see all my posts on Chicago. I know that the title of this post is a bit over-enthusiastic and makes a strong statement but I believe the many accolades The Aviary has received only prove it right. The Aviary is like no …

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