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where to purchase almond paste (not marzipan) in Montreal?

I've looked all over the city and have yet to find any.

2 days ago
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Coaticook ice cream

I found all the Coaticook frozen yogurt flavours at Super C on St-Jacques in NDG. Bought a second tub of the cafe latte flavour - it grew on me. :-)

Next time will try the lemon-lime. Hope they create more flavours too.

Jul 19, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal Specifics

I don't know if our brunches tend to be boozy affairs - I guess it depends if the place serves alcohol at brunch and what you order. :-)

I highly recommend Lawrence (in Mile End) for weekend brunch:

http://lawrencerestaurant.com/

They have Bloody Marys and a few other drinks at brunch.

Also recommend Probhition's brunch (in NDG) and I see they have a Bloddy Caesar:

http://www.prohibitionmontreal.com/br...

Jul 16, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Fresh Grape Leaves

Sami Fruits. Several locations: http://samifruits.com/

Jul 16, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Coaticook ice cream

I found the cafe latte frozen yogurt this weekend at the IGA on Cote-St-Luc Rd, where they also had all the other Coaticook frozen-yogurt flavours, including strawberry-banana and lemon-lime. I do like it - though it's a bit tangier than I normally like things. Very creamy and I like that the list of ingredients is really short, and it has no artificial aftertaste.

Jul 14, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Eccles Cake

> I saw them in the english store in Hudson

Clarence & Cripps for the unfamiliar. Teeny little store, but jam-packed with stuff in every corner!

http://www.clarenceandcripps.com/

Jul 14, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Eccles Cake

No I haven't, as I mentioned I've never even heard of that tea room before now. ;-) Looks like a nice place though, but only open a few days a week.

Jul 14, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Eccles Cake

Cool! Just Googled cause I'd never heard of that place - posting info to save someone else from having to do the same. :-)

https://www.facebook.com/cardinaltearoom
http://www.thecardinaltea.com/
5326 Rue Saint Laurent
Montreal, Quebec
(514) 903-2877

Eccles cakes are $4 - http://www.thecardinaltea.com/menu/

Jul 14, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

CSA Farms

Their site may not be up-to-date.

Sent June 27:

"Starting today, the minimum basket order is only $15.

You can continue to customize as usual, adding or removing whatever you want. But the new minimum means you can combine your weekly Lufa Farms order with veggies coming from your summer garden, dinners on restaurant terraces, and walks through local markets without worrying about having too much food in the fridge when you get home."

Here it is mentioned on their blog:

https://montreal.lufa.com/en/blog/art...

p.s. I'm currently a Lufa subscriber.

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

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

Bistro Amerigo has opened on Monkland in the old Taste of India spot at 6127 Monkland.

Seems to have some connection to the Italian Pantry - and its attached cafe - across the street. Small variety of dishes including focaccia, pasta, a few meat plates, and frittatas. Looks promising. Nice terrace out front.

Jul 11, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Banh mi sandwiches - where to go?

Cool - thanks for the info. (and Shattered too)

Jul 11, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Banh mi sandwiches - where to go?

Is there indoor or outdoor seating at Vua on St-Denis, or is it take-out only? Need seats for 4.

Jul 11, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Bitter lemon?

> the British store in Pointe Claire.

Bramble House in case others don't know. It's a great store!

http://www.bramblehouse.net/
57 Donegani Avenue, Pointe-Claire, H9R 2V8
Phone: 514-630-6363
Email: info@bramblehouse.net

Says it's out of stock but if you call maybe they can let you know if/when they expect another shipment:

http://www.bramblehouse.net/shop/schw...

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

Food Cities beyond Montreal & Quebec City?

Manoir Hovey's table d'hôte menu: http://www.manoirhovey.com/en/table-d... (always changing so many not be the same when you go, but always has a variety of things

)

> There also needs to be enough other things to do for a tween beyond food.

In Coaticook (near the dairy I posted before) I recommend the Coaticook Gorge Park - world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge! And the park is gorgeous and it's an interesting hike. http://www.gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca/

Jul 07, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Food Cities beyond Montreal & Quebec City?

Instead of the Laurentians you might want to check out the Eastern Townships - it's a bit more of a foodie destination.

Manoir Hovey in North Hatley is really spectacular and its food is award-winning:
http://www.manoirhovey.com/

You could also visit the Coaticook Dairy which is a short drive away:
http://laiteriedecoaticook.com/bar-la...

Others may have more suggestions in places like Sutton or Knowlton.

Jul 07, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Help with a wine bottle

I can't help you with the "is it any good" part (and for that you might actually want to post on the Wine board) but I did find this post about the L'oiseau bleu winery's trademark!

http://reports.fja-cmf.gc.ca/eng/2002...

Jul 07, 2014
kpzoo in Wine

Help with a wine bottle

Are you trying to find this wine in Montreal, or just to have the bottle translated, or something else?

Peach sparkling wine - brand L'oiseau bleu (Blue Bird)

I plugged "L'oiseau bleu" into the SAQ site and nothing came up for this brand. http://www.saq.com

Jul 07, 2014
kpzoo in Wine

Openings & Closings July, August & September 2014

> Vegan Rapide at the corner of Grand

Ah, that's interesting - probably a storefront for the currently delivery-only http://www.veganrapide.com/

Edit: yep, confirmed on their Facebook page, it's at 6206 Sherbrooke W.
https://www.facebook.com/VeganRapide

scipie - thanks for the tip!

Jul 05, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Moldavi

Jul 01, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Coaticook ice cream

I recently visited the Laiterie Coaticook factory out in... Coaticook! Well worth a trip if you're in the area. They had tons of ice-cream flavours they don't currently sell in stores, and other dairy stuff like frozen Greek yogurt, cheese curds, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese.

I later wrote to find out where I could find the frozen Greek yogurt in Montreal, and they said the IGA on Cote-St-Luc Rd. and IGA at 1155 Jarry Est carry the Greek yogurt flavour I'd most like to try, a café latte flavour. Has anyone tried it?

Jun 22, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

need a suggestion

I second Gia Ba on Monkland. Look at the thread SnackHappy posted for some specific recommendations. I'm sure staff would be glad to suggest some particularly spicy dishes, too - they're very friendly.

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

Quesada Just Opened

I know, thanks finefoodie55 - I actually looked up the closest location a while back. ;-) I wouldn't make a special trip for it (and I don't ever drive to Plattsburgh for other reasons). I do, on the other hand, seem to transfer through Philly Airport an awful lot. But good for other folks who do more cross-border shopping to know it's there.

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

Montreal: Poutine and Shish Taouk and Couscous and....

Or go to Chalet BBQ if you want to try good Montreal rotisserie chicken. http://www.chaletbbq.com/

> I on the the other hand highly recommend you NOT go to st hubert.. its a horrible chain restaurant

Totally agree. I wouldn't in a million years send anyone there, let alone a tourist with limited time in the city. Even the fries in their ads always look bad, and if you can't make food look good in carefully set up advertising pics, you can probably imagine what it's actually like when it's on your plate.

Jun 20, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)
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Quesada Just Opened

I definitely will do so if/when I make the trek! I'll even try to grab some pics. ;-)

Jun 19, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Quesada Just Opened

Yeah, I didn't bother mentioning the out-of-province locations. ;-)

Looks quite similar to Chipotle* - ingredient- and price-wise - a chain some lament we don't have in Quebec yet. I wonder how it compares, has anyone been to both?

*I will admit I look forward to layovers at the Philadelphia Airport so I can eat at Chipotle. (hangs head in shame...)

Jun 19, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Quesada Just Opened

Looks like a chain with two locations in Quebec.

http://quesada.ca

3343c Boul des Sources
Dollard-des-Ormeaux
Montreal, QC H9B 1Z8
Lundi au Vendredi: 11 h à 21:30 h
Samedi au dimanche: 11 h à 20 h

2618 Boulevard Daniel Johnson,
Laval, QC H7T 2K1
(450) 681-7001
Monday & Tuesday: 11am to 9pm
Wednesday to Saturday: 11am to 9pm
Sunday: 11:00 to 8pm

Jun 19, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

CSA Farms

> Have you used them or someone you know.

blondee_47 - Which specific CSA are you asking about? It looks like you are replying to JerkPork's post, which is a link to the online directory of CSAs across the province from Equiterre.

Jun 17, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Openings & Closings April, May, June 2014

Thanks for the heads-up! This looks to be at the corner of Marlowe, I think? Saving someone else the Google. ;-)

Jun 16, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Gia Ba has arrived. Go there now.

> Very happy to have a decent Szechuan restaurant in NDG.

Hear, hear!

I too tried the Yu Xiang eggplant and fish in chili broth on a recent visit. The eggplant was some of the best I've ever had, with such an interesting flavour. Both were very oily - I kind of tried to pluck the contents out of the pools of oil - and the hot pot is full of fiery chilis so not for the faint of heart. I liked the twice-cooked fish better and that'll definitely be our go-to fish dish there.

Here's a couple of pics.

Jun 16, 2014
kpzoo in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Restaurants Near the Terrasse Royale Hotel

A few other ideas in this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/972697

Please let us know if it's the right hotel. :-)

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