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New Year's Eve Events

Someone briefly mentioned an NYE event at Club Chasse et Peche, but I can't find any information about it online.

So it made me think, which restaurants are having NYE events this year and where can I get info?

Aloe Vera

I saw them at Kim Phat, but I doubt they're organic.

... and they were HUGE!

ISO canned ventresca tuna and other canned seafoods from Spain

The prices aren't too bad but unfortunately, the shipping is $23.25! I'm not sure it's worth it. I'll keep looking! Thanks!

ISO canned ventresca tuna and other canned seafoods from Spain

I just came back from a delicious two week trip in Spain. While on a long driving leg of our trip, we bought a bunch of canned seafoods from the grocery store for picnicking, and man... they were good. We tried Ortiz ventresca tuna (tuna belly... and by the way, hands down the best canned tuna I have ever tasted), as well as Cuca brand mussels in escabeche sauce, razor clams and regular clams. Wow! Spanish canned food puts any North American stuff to shame!

I meant to pick up a few cans to bring home, but I did not have the time before having to leave. So now I'm wondering if anyone knows how I can get my hands on this stuff now that we're back in good ol' Montreal.

Any leads are appreciated!

Snacking on a Sunday night

I'm entertaining two Americans from DC tonight (arriving at 4pm) and I want to take them on a little nibble tour of Montreal. We already have a light dinner covered, but I'd like to find some good bakeries/patisseries, snack food etc that we can nibble on or for them to bring back to the US with them - something they might not have where they're from. We'll definitely get some bagels, and maybe a poutine later on in the night.

I'm having trouble thinking of ideas since not everything's open on a Sunday night.

Any suggestions? I'm open to savoury and sweet... bagels, donuts (mmm donuts), pastries, macarons, buns, small snacky types of sandwiches, street food-ish things that we can takeout easily, whatever.

Thanks in advance, hounds!

Fornetti

Yes, I did have a look at their website, which is why I'm so intrigued!

Hoping someone will weigh in with their experiences :)

Fornetti

I just noticed a deal from TeamBuy for a place called Fornetti, which appears to be a bakery that has both sweet and savoury pastries. I did a quick Google search and came up with nothing, really. Has anyone tried this place out? Would like some input before I buy.

Thanks!

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Fornetti
5317 Chemin Queen Mary, Montreal, QC H3X 4B1, CA

Fornetti
3040 Boulevard Rome, Brossard, QC J4Y 1V9, CA

McDonald's Lobster Rolls - what gives? [Moved from Quebec board]

They're definitely not a new thing. I remember eating them as a kid, and I'm 30 years old now. I actually... remember them as being pretty good (*blush*), then again, I haven't had one since I was a kid and I'd like to think that my palette has evolved.

I'd be interested in trying it out again... if not just for nostalgia's sake. Which McDonald's did you see it at? Are they available at all branches?

Sep 09, 2011
hungrylikedawolf in Chains

ISO Taste No. 5 Umami Paste

Thanks!

ISO Taste No. 5 Umami Paste

I'm not sure what you're getting at, but you're welcome.

ISO Taste No. 5 Umami Paste

Thank you! This is the closest option to where I live

ISO Taste No. 5 Umami Paste

I will check it out, thanks

ISO Taste No. 5 Umami Paste

Thank you!

ISO Taste No. 5 Umami Paste

Any leads?

Thanks :)

Chinatown for group of 30

Hello everyone! I'm posting on behalf of my friend who is looking for a restaurant in Chinatown to reserve at, that can accomodate 30 people for a post-wedding-rehearsal dinner on a Thursday evening in August, around 8pm. It doesn't have to be "fancy". She is hoping to find a place that will do a set menu. Another friend of mine suggested Mon Nan, Tong Por, Kam Fung and Ruby Rouge... but since I know nothing about these places (aren't the last three dim sum places?), I figured I'd consult the experts :P

Chow Cliche - dinner suggestions in Montreal

Can you expand on which dishes in particular are considered sweet? I'm going with my mother very soon and she really doesn't enjoy sweetish meals.

Les Iles de la Madeleine

lol oh my... now I'm getting hungry too!

Can't wait for the trip!

Les Iles de la Madeleine

Those are some beautiful photographs. My mouth is watering.

We were planning on preparing our own food maybe half the time and your post just reaffirms this idea. YUM!

Les Iles de la Madeleine

Do you mean that you can't get fresh lobsters from the islands... in Montreal?

Salt beef cutlets in brine sound interesting. How does one prepare them?

Thank you again for your detailed responses. So helpful! :)

Les Iles de la Madeleine

Thank you for the in depth reply! I'll keep all of these places in mind for when we get there.

Another question -- and possibly a stupid one -- is that my companion and I would love to bring some lobsters/lobster meat back to Montreal. Would you have any idea if this feasible? We will be traveling by car and it will be about two days for us to get from there back to home.

Are there any other local goodies that we'll want to bring back?

Les Iles de la Madeleine

Wow, seal! I'm actually kind of excited to hear about that. What can I expect from seal meat? How is it generally prepared?

Les Iles de la Madeleine

Thanks for your suggestion. I probably won't drop by the actual restaurant to speak with the staff since I am not planning to actually eat there, I feel it may be kind of... odd. However I had a look at the menu on the website and it was helpful. Is that generally the type of cuisine you'd find all over the islands?

Les Iles de la Madeleine

Thank you for the helpful response! Can you tell me a little bit about what to expect from some of the restaurants you suggested? Are any of those a "must visit"?

Les Iles de la Madeleine

I'm not sure if this belongs here, or on the Atlantic Canada boards, but I figured I'd give the Quebec boards a shot since les iles are technically part of Quebec.

So I'm heading to les Iles de la Madeleine in a week (first time), and I was wondering if anyone here could give me any input on what to expect food-wise, or if anyone could offer up some suggestions about what we should eat when we're there. I did a search on the boards, but came up with virtually nothing.

I've heard a lot about the fresh seafood, of course. But are there a lot of restaurants there? Would we be better off buying seafood and cooking it at the house we'll be staying in? Are there any specific restos that are a must-visit?

Thanks for your help!

Swarm Jam/Groupon Coupons

I purchased two coupons at $20 each worth $40 for Damas from Tuango (which is another group purchasing website that works just like Groupon) maybe about a month ago. The fine print was that the coupons were valid any day except for Friday or Saturday, so we showed up on a Sunday and used both coupons at the same time with no problem.

It was a very pleasant experience. I felt a little bit shy presenting coupons at such a nice restaurant, but there were no problems at all (we asked if the coupons were valid before we were seated) and of course, always leave a tip based on the full price of the meal :)

$80 worth of food for $40 is a great deal and I really recommend using these group buying websites. I just bought yesterday's Groupon for Rumi Grill yesterday!

Cheese danishes?

I guess I might have to go to Wawel to satisfy the craving until someone else suggests a better option! Thanks

Cheese danishes?

Yeah, I seem to recall being able to get them fairly easily, but it's been a few years and I can't even remember where I ever found them to begin with! And now I can't find them at all!

I'll look into Maestro Traiteur... thanks!

Cheese danishes?

So I was struck by a sudden craving for a cheese danish, and realized that I have no idea where to get one anymore. Can anyone point me in the direction of tasty cheese danishes? Thanks :D

Hot Wings in Montreal

What exactly does that mean? Sorry, I've never had capon before!

Hot Wings in Montreal

How do capon wings differ from chicken wings taste wise?