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Friends will be here from Florida and am looking for a great Italian restaurant.

Lucca!! It's my choice for Italian, the staff is very friendly and I have never had a problem with the food. Some plates are unbelievable.

Aug 10, 2009
olivier1665 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Weekday brunch for 20ppl

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to host a celebratory brunch for about 20 middle-aged professionals, either downtown or anywhere good that could accommodate such a request. I would travel to NDG, Plateau, anywhere really.

- I love the Leméac weekend brunch and would like to replicate it somehow at 10am on a weekday.
- I was thinking of trying to book the garden at Ariel, but I haven't heard a thing about them in a year and the last news wasn't good.

Any ideas? Thanks!!

Aug 10, 2009
olivier1665 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Young Montreal couple looking for the goods.

Excellent thanks!

May 18, 2009
olivier1665 in San Francisco Bay Area

Young Montreal couple looking for the goods.

We are a couple in our mid-20s staying in SF for a week (Union Sq. area) without a car. We are budding foodies who know the Montreal scene of French and market fresh bistro/brasserie fare, and we're hoping that late June will be a good time to check out the food in San Francisco. I heard that SF is an easy city to walk, is this true? What restaurants are excellent and accessible by metro/tram/bus/feet from Union Sq.?

We love all types of cuisine and would like to try some things uniquely Californian, but mostly just excellent food - both cheap and expensive, just not that middle ground where the food is garbage and not worth the price. Thanks!!

May 16, 2009
olivier1665 in San Francisco Bay Area

Restaurant Closures - 2008

Trinity closed last week non?

Dec 30, 2008
olivier1665 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant Openings - 2008

I believe its the team behind Brontë, yes?

Oct 01, 2008
olivier1665 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montrealers' Culinary Getaway to NYC

I'm staying midtown, but I have no problem with going all over the place for some noteworthy food! I'm looking to appease my girlfriend and go shopping in the different neighborhoods, so food anywhere - or let's say, especially near some of the more interesting shopping spots!

I'm not so much looking for what Montreal doesn't have, but more what New York does well. A bit vague, but any suggestions are appreciated!

Aug 09, 2008
olivier1665 in Manhattan

Montrealers' Culinary Getaway to NYC

Hello! I'm looking for a few picks to fill out my list of restaurants to visit in Manhattan next week. I will need:

1. A french bistro
2. Sushi
3. An oyster / seafood bar
3. A wine bar / microbrewery that has great food
4. Your pick for best overall restaurant (regardless of price) that has space from Aug.14-17!
5. Something unique to the city (that isn't Katz's Deli)
6. Something a foreign foodie absolutely needs to experience

Aug 09, 2008
olivier1665 in Manhattan

Ideas for anniversary dinner $$$

I've been to some of the more established places and so has she - CCP, PdeC, Ferreria, Lucca... but I would really like some suggestions for high value, excellent meals over 100$ for two people. Preferably restaurants that are smaller and intimate, and especially places that aren't on the radar quite yet.

I went to 3 petits bouchons a few times and loved it, and would love to find something truly excellent to share with my girlfriend for the first time together.

Any suggestions?

Jul 29, 2008
olivier1665 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Yuzu in Westmount/NDG?

Ha! You caught me asleep at the wheel. I hadn't heard of it yet, but I will be delighted to go have a look, thanks!

What other places in the area offer fresh and interesting fare that you won't find in a chain grocery? Are there any really stand-out vendors that are great?

Jul 14, 2008
olivier1665 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Yuzu in Westmount/NDG?

Does anyone know where to buy Yuzu juice in my area?

Also, are there any really great grocery/food stores that I don't know about? Sadly, I hit up the Provigo on Cavendish to avoid the Metro on Victoria - while making trips to PA once in a while. I've been eying the butcher and fishmonger on sherbrooke near Decarie St., are they any good?

Where should I venture to for the Yuzu and good produce?

Thanks.

Jul 14, 2008
olivier1665 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Kitchen Equipment

If you do go to JC Perreault, I've dealt a lot with a saleswoman there named Christa Marzell who is honest and not afraid to give you the best possible price for a sale.

Apr 23, 2008
olivier1665 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Meeting up with friends in Montreal and need help finding trendy places to eat

I would suggest Garde Manger in Old Montreal because it should be crazy and I've always enjoyed the food. Ariel on Drummond hasn't been jammed lately, so there's a chance you'll be able to get what you're looking for food-wise there, and they opened a tiny terrace too.

Apr 23, 2008
olivier1665 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Favorite BYO's in the Plateau

I can vouch for Bleu Raisin and À l'os recently - À L'os being my fav and Raisin being my girlfriend's... I also used to love Au Petit Resto, before and after the move to Papineau... Is it still open and has anyone been? It was my favourite once upon a time.

BTW If you're planning to bring a nice bottle(s) of wine, I suggest À L'os as they have decent glassware and carafes for the wine snob in you.

Apr 23, 2008
olivier1665 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Decent food in Tallahassee, FL?

I live in Montreal, Canada, I'm in Tallahassee for 5 more days, where is edible food?

Food, wine, cookbooks and everything food-related are comparatively cheap here... where is the product of this fantastic combination?

:D I need help.

Dec 28, 2007
olivier1665 in Florida

restaurant choice: Ariel, Vertige or La Gaudriole

I was curious about Ariel myself - is it run by the same people as Caprices de Nicholas? Any reviews out there? Because I haven't seen anything online.

Nov 11, 2007
olivier1665 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurant openings

Yes, they moved recently from their Ste-Catherine street location near Atwater. I had the buffet to revisit childhood memories with friends - it wasn't extravagant, but we're talking about a buffet. The naan bread was good :)

Nov 09, 2007
olivier1665 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)