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80th Birthday - Laval Suggestions?

Thanks for this list! She likes fairly basic food that's not too pretentious - I never thought of Ste Rose - great idea! Thanks!

Aug 06, 2013
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

80th Birthday - Laval Suggestions?

Hi,
Can anyone recommend a nice dinner spot for someone that is turning 80 soon? This person is unassuming and not seeking anything too trendy. Since she lives in Laval, that area would be preferred (though Montreal is not ruled out completely).

I know this is a strange request, but I'm hoping some of you hounds might have an idea or two! Thanks!

Aug 05, 2013
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Coconut Butter/Cream?

Thanks all -- I'm so glad some of you have seen it around town. I was beginning to give up hope! :-)

Feb 11, 2013
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Comparable to See's Candies?

Hi Hounds,
I'm looking to buy a sweet gift for an older person who doesn't dig "fancy" chocolates (she's almost 80!). She loves See's Candies, but shipping a box of See's here will cost me around $70 (just for shipping!).

Can I find chocolates comparable to See's in MTL? Any ideas?

Thanks!

Feb 11, 2013
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Coconut Butter/Cream?

Thanks! I'll check out that store. Sadly, I don't have a Vitamix!

Feb 06, 2013
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Romantic restaurant in old montreal

Da Emma! Love this place, and it's totally romantic!

Feb 06, 2013
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Coconut Butter/Cream?

Hi Hounds,
Can anyone tell me where to get coconut butter and coconut cream in the city? I've been to a few health food stores, but store employees tend to stare at me with vacant expressions.

Thanks!

Feb 06, 2013
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Whipped Cream Fiend? Need Suggestions!

Hi hounds,
I have an odd question: does anyone know of a cookbook that features a lot of whipped cream recipes?

Thanks!

Jan 03, 2013
fraisefatale in Home Cooking

Vegetarian Banh Mi?

Any idea where I can get one? Thanks!

Jan 02, 2013
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurants Open Christmas Eve?

The title of this post says it all: does anyone know of any restaurants open on Christmas Eve in the 514 area?

Thanks!

Dec 17, 2012
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bizarre Foods Montreal

I'm a veggie, and I love Martin Picard -- the guy is a gem, don't hate!!

Jan 13, 2012
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Ottawa Restos Not To Miss?

Any Ottawa restaurants that I shouldn't miss during my upcoming trip? Recommendations and thoughts appreciated!

Thanks, Hounds!

Oct 11, 2011
fraisefatale in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Brooklyn Pizza (or Must Eat Brooklyn Staples)!

Hi,
We're traveling to Brooklyn this coming weekend, and would love to get a slice of the best that Brooklyn's got to offer --- pizza recs? Also, if there's street, park, or other food that we can't miss, I'd love to get those recs too.

Thanks, Hounds! :)

Sep 17, 2011
fraisefatale in Outer Boroughs

Martin Picard: A Real Gem

@Fintastic: I disagree, your post was a great one -- I especially enjoyed the "new-agey PC bullshit" part. ;)

@SourberryLily: Yes, take his class, you will love the man.

@blondee_47: You're right; I'm not sure he knows that he's a famous chef. He's just "Martin."

Aug 16, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Martin Picard: A Real Gem

I'll preface this by saying that this post should have been written a few months ago...

I was lucky enough to snag tickets to Martin Picard's cooking class at his Cabane Au Sucre towards the end of the sugar shack season. The tickets were a gift for my husband, and being a vegetarian I had no idea what to expect.

If you get a chance, take this class next year. You'll learn a lot, there are a bunch of veggie-friendly dessert options (demonstrations and all), and the whole experience is lots of fun (made even more fun by constant cocktails!). While everything about my cooking course experience was great, what I really want to write a quick note about is Martin Picard.

It may seem strange that a vegetarian has anything nice to say about the one man who serves more pig products than any other restaurant in the province. But, Martin Picard is a real down-to-earth gem.

The man is kind, sweet, patient, and even a bit bashful. For a chef who runs a restaurant frequented by the likes of Anthony Bourdain and other great chefs, Martin Picard is proof that success doesn't have to change a person.

Some like him for his food and his wacky cooking show, but this vegetarian likes Martin Picard for his stellar personality.

Aug 15, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Margaritas and Tex-Mex?

Thanks! I've been to Icehouse (not a fan), but I haven't heard of Jolifou! I'll give it a shot. :-)

Jul 25, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Margaritas and Tex-Mex?

Looking for Tex-Mex (with full bar) suggestions...got one?

Thanks, hounds! :-)

Jul 25, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Delices Delary Delights

Anyone taken cake courses at this place?

Thanks! :)

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Delice
1000 Rue De La Gauchetiere W, Montreal, QC H3B4W5, CA

Jul 12, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Ice House

Lacking is the world for Icehouse. Lacking in taste, spice, and seemingly skill. If you've had real Texas BBQ, don't waste your time. If Taco Bell is your thing, this is a step up.

Apr 27, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Plateau Market?

Does anyone know when the Plateau farmer's market will be back?

Thanks!

Mar 24, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Looking for the perfect birthday cake!

You can try Kilo (http://www.kilo.ca/), and I've also heard good things about Delices des Dawn (http://www.dawnsdesserts.com/). Also, check out this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/644470.

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Delice
1000 Rue De La Gauchetiere W, Montreal, QC H3B4W5, CA

Mar 03, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Spanish Food Advice Needed

Thanks everyone! I have been to Pinxto (great food!), and I didn't even think of it for this occasion -- thanks for the reminder! :-)

Mar 03, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Spanish Food Advice Needed

Hi SnackHappy,
The restaurant we choose will be the setting for a birthday dinner.Moderately priced food would be ideal, and a great atmosphere would also be ideal. The birthday boy has been eying these three restos for awhile now, so that's how we came up with this list.

Any thoughts, ideas, or recs, that you can come up with would be fantastic! Thanks!

Mar 03, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Spanish Food Advice Needed

Hi Hounds,
We're looking for a good Spanish restaurant that can accommodate a small(ish) group of people. Has anyone experience the following restaurants? Your advice and comments are appreciated!

1. Club Espanol
2. Tapeo
3. El Gallego

Thanks, Hounds!

Mar 02, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Health Food Store?

Thanks everyone!

Jan 27, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Help choosing between Joe Beef, Kitchen Galerie, and Quatier General

We had the worst experience at Joe Beef -- nobody from our party of six would return! I haven't been to Kitchen Galerie, but I thought I should warn you about Joe Beef (overrated, overpriced, and just not that great).

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Joe Beef
2491 Rue Notre-Dame W, Montreal, QC H3J1N6, CA

Kitchen Galerie
60 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montreal, QC H2R1S5, CA

Jan 26, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Health Food Store?

Do we have a large Whole Foods(ish) store somewhere in the city?

Jan 26, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Eggplant Parm Sandwich?

Thanks! I will def. give this place a try!

Jan 11, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Finding Farm-Fresh Eggs

Has anyone been to the Capitaine farm? Seems like a lot of accusations here, but does anyone have concrete proof? Just curious...

Jan 11, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Best Eggplant Parm Sandwich?

Casa Cacciatore (sp?) used to make a great one, but they went out of business. Are you thinking of Jos et Basil (a butcher)? I'm curious...if anyone has anything to add, please let me know! :-)

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Casa Cacciatore
170 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montreal, QC H2R1S7, CA

Jan 10, 2011
fraisefatale in Quebec (inc. Montreal)