Damas: Gorgeous Syrian in Outremont


Upscale Middle Eastern is still riding high in Montreal – especially with Damas Restaurant at the reins. Inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi and a slew of popular cookbooks from across the pond, Su is dragging well-dressed Westmounters to Verdun, LOV is doing it vegetarian in the Old … [Read more...]

La Sala Rosa’s New Menu: Quality Spanish Classics at an Unbeatable Price


The first time I came to Sala Rosa was on New Year's Eve about five years ago. I didn't even know it was a restaurant then. I thought it was just a live music venue, which is still a lot of peoples' reactions when I tell them it's the city's best kept Spanish secret. My friend … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Fine Dining at Three of Montreal’s Newest Restaurants: Hvor, Le Fantôme and Candide


Eating out is hard when you're gluten free. Even with a recent resurgence of heritage grains and healthy rice bowls, it's really nice to not always be stuck eating at home. Sure, it'd be nice to go to Patisserie Patrice and buy something gorgeous and flaky and creamy (life's … [Read more...]

$150 White Truffles That Make a $50 Steak Seem Like a Bargain

$150 truffles and $50 steak - atwater market montrea

Let me preface this post by saying that I believe in spending a little more money on higher quality food. When the average American family and individual only spends 9.7% of their annual disposal income on food (down from 20% in the 50's), I get scared. That's an average. That … [Read more...]