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Thai Tao Charcoal Burner- where to buy?

Jul 13, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Food Cities beyond Montreal & Quebec City?

Here's a nice article on Charlevoix for the record http://www.montrealgazette.com/travel...

Jul 09, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Food Cities beyond Montreal & Quebec City?

I would try a drive up to Charlevoix ( town La Malbaie ). Its about a 4.5 hour drive from Montreal via Quebec City. At Quebec City take a small detour to Isle d'Orleans a magical Island off QC. At the entrance to the Island at Montmorency Falls stop for lunch at Les Ancetres then while on the Island buy some strawberries the best in the province. Then off to La Malbaie stop along the way on the cheese route and sample some of the cheese producers wares,
In Malbaie stop for the evening at the Manoir Richelieu a majestic Chateau type building built by the railroad at the turn of the century. Once established in La Malbaie you can take a boat out and see the Whales up close. There are two options a tour boat or a Zodiac. The Zodiac is the best. Then the next day rent a Kayak and travel up the escarpment a trip you will never forget. As far as food goes the hotel has great food in a regal dining room or La Pinsoniere a 4 star Relais et Chateau or maybe Bistro La Patriarche.
This is superior to both the Laurentians or the Eastern Townships as it has everything a foodie could want and scenery that rivals the Rockies. Bon Voyage !

Jul 09, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)
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Sour cherry season?

Started picking this week.

Jul 08, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Dinner in Montreal tomorrow night

I would recommend a fantastic Syrian restaurant Damas on Park Ave. Go for a slew of small plates and enjoy. A reservation on the weekend is important. The fattouch salad,babaganouch and the hummus with lamb are only a few of the great dishes served. Try the Syrian Bekka Valley wines.

Jul 04, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO Pistachio Ice Cream

I agree with Ripples for a tasty old school Pistachio cone and while your there ask for a taste of their Green Tea Ice Cream

Jul 04, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Potato buns for hamburgers! Where can you get 'em?

Not at all like the Shake Shack buns not bad but not great. For nuts like me I will buy the homemade hamburger and hot dog buns at the baker in St Antoine d'abbe Qc. A long distance to go but if you are heading towards the Huntington area a good stop.

Jun 27, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Beer and porter

We have left out some important IPA's .
Two of the best are
1- Le Castor -Yakima IPA
2- Dieu de ciel- American Pale Ale that had the brewmaster of Vermont's Alchemist Brewery sitting in to create this Pale Ale. The Alchemist (not to be confused with the Qc company) Heddy Topper IPA won rate beer.com top world rating.
St Ambroise Oatmeal Stout has won many awards and is my first choice in the Stout category.

Jun 27, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Hudson "terroir" ice cream

I can now confirm that all ice- cream sold in stores outside the Hudson HQ are made by another ice- cream manufacturer. Maybe thats why all the buzz was on their own home made ice-cream?

Jun 24, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Hudson "terroir" ice cream

Isn't the store bought version made by a third party ?

Jun 23, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Raw milk

For years I have been buying raw milk from a vendor at the Saturday Craftsbury Fair in Craftsbury VT about a 1h45m drive from Montreal. At the same time fill up on some fantastic craft beer at the Hill Farmstead Brewery who have several 100 ratings at rate beer.com.

Jun 20, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Quesada Just Opened

You don't have to go to Philly Airport they just opened a Chipolte in Plattsburgh in the Wal Mart Mall east of the I 87.

Jun 20, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

So many Choices!!, Where do I 'just have to try' in Montreal??

How about Damas on Park Ave.for first class Syrian food superb Fattouch Salads and Hummus Lhme , Kibbe, Tatar Burek dumplings and way more. I buy a half dozen starters and have a regal feast. Also try the Syrian Wine from the Bekka Valley with a micro climate similar to Bordeaux. The wine could fool many in a blind taste test.

On the same style try SU on Bannantyne in Verdun a superb Turkish Restaurant that is big on Tapas style dishes and 4 or 5 Lamb dishes.
Both great summer choices

Jun 18, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)
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Metro Taking Over Premiere Moisson

Metro could be thinking of using PM as the differentiator in their outside QC stores, in Ontario PM bread will rock.All I can say is remember Pain Cousin, cooking bread outside your main bakery is risky and in their case it closed a 40 y/o institution.
People even for convenience won't put up ( for long ) with undercooked, colourless baguettes and croissants.

Jun 18, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Hershie's Espresso Bar on Parc (@ Waxman's Tux)-Unique Montreal Caffe-

Looks like Mr F is trying to sell Tux's doesn't sound like a place for coffee lovers. I'll stick with my favourite place Caffee Gambia just four blocks further north.

Jun 18, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Nice terrasse with excellent food in Montreal

I went to Il Cortile last fall and will not return. First the service was poor and the waiters hover over the over 60 regulars that eat there,Second the menu was "old school" and boring and tasteless. We have so many good Italian restaurants that to go for the courtyard is a waste.

Jun 13, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Station des Sports underserving patrons by 25%

Maybe a boycott would get him to loosen up on the tap. I remember the Peel Pub doing that years ago .

Jun 11, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Jimmy Guaco's

Not bad nothing more. We had a Jimmy Burrito, a Quesadilla and a Burrito Salad and three soft drinks that ended up costing $45.00. Too much for what was served, at that price Grumman kills these boys.
The fillings didn't look fresh but when you have no customers these things can happen,

Jun 06, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Breakfast near Fairmont?

Don't discount the Fairmount for good b'fast during the week.Sunday I agree with Kapzoo Lawrence is the place for Sunday Brunch.

Jun 06, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Cipollini onions locally?

Saw them at JTM yesterday at Chez Louis

May 30, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

We went to Kanbai on St Catherine

:)

May 28, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

We went to Kanbai on St Catherine

When I first went there everybody had a big bowl of soup(inc. fish, peppers and veggies ) this serves as the base to a meal. If you add garlic&pork green beans and fried Yucca you've got a dynamite mix. Hot,sweet and crunchy how can you go wrong. If you have questions ask the serve staff they are quite helpful in going through the menu with you. Don't write of this restaurant on some bad choices.

May 27, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO chayote

On the Caribbean side call them Christophene and try Marche Shavit on Victoria or any fruit and vegetable store that does a lot of Caribbean business.

May 21, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Are there any Mofongo places in Montreal

When I am in Puerto Rico on business my favourite dinner is Mofongo with Ropa Vieja or a very hot pan seared fish. For the last decade or so I have looked for a restaurant in Montreal that serves these dishes with no luck. I will be attentive to this thread to see if you get lucky with an address.
I have eaten Mofongo in Little Cuba in Maimi so whether it be Cuban, Puerto Rican or Dominican I am interested.

May 21, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Jamon Iberico ok to bring back ?

If my friends Hungarian Mother has to smuggle in Salami its not looking good for Jamon Iberico.
But I can't say for sure.

May 15, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

brisket and pork butts

Boucherie Westmount
5207 Sherbrooke St W.
514-481-1811

May 08, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Greek tavernas of Montreal

Watch out book now as Sunday is Mothers Day.Maybe you want to book after 10:00pm for the $20.14 menu

May 08, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Greek tavernas of Montreal

I went to Lesvos this winter and they were not what they used to be. If you go to Milos pick one of the more private nooks they have on the deep south side of the restaurant.

May 07, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)
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Nicoise olives - where to find...

Nicoise olives are hard to find. The only place I have found real Olives Nicoise is at 5 Saisons.

May 05, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Japanese grocery?

What is the address of Jang Te. I usually go to the Japanese store on Decarie below Sherbrooke which I found the most authentic. But would love to explore a new store.

May 01, 2014
finefoodie55 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)