Best of East Coast – Montreal.

Hi there! It’s been a while between drinks, I know. Life (with a big, ominous L) steamrolled me for a few weeks. Do you ever have that feeling? Weeks disappear in an alarming flurry and you pick yourself up and brush yourself off, wondering “Woah, what happened there??!!” Well, it’s been like that.

But now I am back with some pictures of our East Coast adventure and all the wonderful food we ate along the way. I know holiday snaps can send a person into a coma so I’m going to keep it short and sweet. Just a few photos from each place and recommendations for where to eat or write or have a cup of tea in each city. The best things in life!

First stop: Montreal.

In Montreal I kept wondering if I would need to pay in Euros. This is the Paris of Canada. Pretty, edgy, arty. The people were good looking and self assured. The historic architecture seemed the same way – unembarrassed and stylish. We ate Schwartz’s famous smoked meat sandwiches with hot mustard and the ubiquitous poutine (fried with cheese curds and gravy). I had a warm, flaky chocolatine / pain au chocolat almost every day with strong, thick hot chocolate. A quick list of recomendations: where to write: Juliette et Chocolat on Rue Saint-Denis with a jug (yes, a jug) of ‘Grandma’s hot chocolate’, what to eat: Schwartz’s smoked meat sandwich, poutine in the Old Town, fresh fruit and vege from the Jean Talon market, chocolatines straight out of the oven, bring: scarf and gloves, the wind was biting…

Merci Montreal, you were just lovely.

Wren's reaction to poutine. Yummmmmm…

Montreal's Old Town

Matt and his profiteroles. At Juliette et Chocolat.

2 Comments on Best of East Coast – Montreal.

  1. Lois Kathnelson
    November 22, 2011 at 4:44 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi Hannah
    I’m so happy that I stopped to comment on your book (not knowing you wrote it). I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation and appreciated your candour. It’s interesting the way the world works, isn’t it? You writing about macaroons and my friend telling you that her daughter actually bakes them! I have spread the word about your book and now I, too, am looking forward to a good read. Enjoyed with a cup of tea and a pastry. Cheers and best of luck to you, your success and a happy life with your family in Vancouver.

  2. Ria
    November 23, 2011 at 12:50 am (6 years ago)

    Ah, food tourism. How my stomach is rumbling!


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