This is a 100% subjective list of the restaurants in Montreal that earned top marks for me this year, or held strong from previous years. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. But for something new...well, go to: 1. Le Fantôme This fine dining place in Griffintown is tasting menu … [Read more...] about Top 10 End-of-2016 Restaurants in Montreal
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My interview with Chef Normand Laprise came out on Urban Expressions today. Here's the link. We talk about what eating local really means, how Montreal stacks up in the restaurant world and how he cooks his duck breast. Also, his wedding dinner courtesy of Martin … [Read more...] about My Interview with Chef Normand Laprise of Restaurant Toqué!
This is not a full review. I only went to the restaurant once, which is often not a fair way to critique a fine dining restaurant. Maybe I got a new server or something happened in the kitchen that night. But as I was very much underwhelmed by my experience here after having read … [Read more...] about Less Than Magical Maison Boulud
This morning on CKUT 90.3FM radio I spoke about two dinners I experienced at the Festival en Lumiere this past week. Both were presented by internationally-respected female chefs. Click here to download the audio segment. At DNA Restaurant: Elizabeth Falkner of San Francisco's … [Read more...] about BU and DNA: Molecular Gastronomy and the Price of Fine Dining at Montreal’s Highlights Festival en Lumiere
La Chronique 99 Laurier West ●●●●●●●☺○○ 7 1/2 out of 10 Contemporary/Mediterranean The Festival en Lumiere makes me feel a little like a kid in a candy shop...well, a Westmount candy shop where a lollipop costs $5. Sometimes that lollipop is worth it, like when it's a gift for … [Read more...] about La Chronique at the Festival en Lumiere