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ISO Montreal - Veal demi glace and red wine reduction sauce

Great; I'll be there early and will be sure to get some!

Aug 17, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Where to park for Marche Jean Talon?

Thanks; I think I'll look for the outdoor parking there. I am OK with paying for parking. I pay when I'm in Toronto too or any oher large city.

Aug 16, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Where to park for Marche Jean Talon?

We're looking for recs on where to park our car. We'll be there on a Saturday at 8am "ish". We'd like easy access since we will shop, drop off items, shop and visit the surrounding area (maybe shop) and drop off some more.
We'll have checked out of our hotel by then already.

Aug 16, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

ISO Montreal - Veal demi glace and red wine reduction sauce

Are there any places in Jean Talon or Atwater or local take or grocers that sell these two? The only ones I can get at home are really salty and lack flavor. I like to use them as go to staples when I don't have time to make them from scratch.

Aug 16, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal breakfast

La bulle is perfect but clods before 11am. I looking for some place early in the am.

Yes, it is the galettes we love too!

Aug 15, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Greek restaurant in Montreal: Milos

We ate there in Vegas and liked the freshness very much. Can anyone chime in on the Montreal location or another Greek one?

Aug 13, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Cool and Simple recs

I know, it's probably not very great compared to home made, but we don't have something like this in the Detroit area.
I'll have a cooler with me and was going to stop there just before leaving for home.
Any products that are pretty good?

Aug 13, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal breakfast

We'd love some savoury/sweet crepes and great café au lait in a bowl. Any suggestions?

Aug 13, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)
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Omnivore World Tour

It's Marc Cohen and Giorgio Ravelli.

Aug 12, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Omnivore World Tour

What's the party like (where they do apps and small dishes)?

Aug 12, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Driving [Niagara Falls, NY to Lake George]

Other than Panera, is there any type of diner/fast food that is healthier and would fit salads, soups and warm sandwiches?
(Anywhere btw NFalls and Amsterdam, NY)

Aug 12, 2014
itryalot in New York State (exc. NYC)

Omnivore World Tour

Has anyone been to the restos in Montreal before? Since we can't get into APDC or JB, we were considering Lawrence for supper on one evening during the special souper. We want atmosphere but great food.

Aug 12, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Questions about Jean Talon marche

Merci!

Aug 08, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Jamie Oliver wood handled steak knives - feedback

Thanks!

Aug 07, 2014
itryalot in Cookware

Jamie Oliver wood handled steak knives - feedback

I like the look of wood, but would spend more and purchase another set if it's better.

Aug 07, 2014
itryalot in Cookware

Kouign amann - first foodie souvenir request

Yeah! Yes, Bretagne. I am looking at that other store mentioned for some other items from Bretagne. Once, I found escargot in garlic butter from Bretagne (at Costco). I am hoping to find some Quebecois and French treasures, but won't be disappointed if I don't!

Aug 06, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Costco Montreal

Do they carry any French or Quebecois specialty products that may be unique to the province/city?

Aug 06, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

First real foodie visit to Montreal - some specific requests

Thanks...interesting about who sells what. Very much like Ontario too, but they sell beer in Govt run liquor stores. I will do some google searching and mapping once we figure out where to stay!

Aug 06, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Kouign amann - first foodie souvenir request

Do you think it would freeze well after a day and then just warmed in the oven when needed to serve a week later. I'd get a few then! I'd probably need to order, right? Do you remember how much a whole one was and the size?

Aug 06, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Kouign amann - first foodie souvenir request

OMG - just went on Cool and Simple's website. I don't know if I have a freezer large enough for all the goodies. Is it comparable to a Whole Foods or Eataly (but French)?

They don't seem overly pricey...can anyone speak to any of the items they sell that they've had. How are the macarons compared to the ones at the bakery in Jean Talon?

Aug 06, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Kouign amann - first foodie souvenir request

Frozen one would be great. I was going to buy one whole one at Kouign (they don't have a website, would I need to call?) but if the frozen one from France is better, I'd do that. Are they that good?

Aug 06, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

First real foodie visit to Montreal - some specific requests

Can you buy the microbrewery beer at the province's liquor stores? We need to make a stop at one or two. Are any better than others in selection? I need to buy 94% alcohol to make limoncello and them some good Italian wines and now, the beer.

Aug 06, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Kouign amann - first foodie souvenir request

Just as the planning has begun, one of the hubby foodies staying at home has made a request for us to bring back one of these. Suggestions?

Aug 06, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Questions about Jean Talon marche

Looking forward to it! Thanks for the tips on nearby places.

Aug 06, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Questions about Jean Talon marche

Thank you both. Sounds like it might be a nice place to spend a half day or so.

Aug 06, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Questions about Jean Talon marche

We're planning on going on Saturday. Does the selection stay pretty consistent all day? We were planning on going early (is there some place for good coffee, bagel while we walk)and shop for some items. Then, take in the surrounding neighborhood (not sure what's there) and perhaps stop back at the end of the day or at lunch for some eat and go.
One of the gals wants to purchase some young lamb or goat. Would she find it here? Is there tax on all purchases and do some merchants take credit or debit?

What are great purchases there?

Thoughts?

Aug 06, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

First real foodie visit to Montreal - some specific requests

I forgot to mention, we're all foodies. We'd love to try APDC but it just looks too doggone heavy. Joe Beef looks great but with no menus posted, it's difficult to tell if we'd like it. We want ONE great meal and the rest will be poutines, crepes, food trucks (need recs) and food (for hubby meal when we return) and kitchenware shopping.

I'm also looking for citron (not sure of name). I've had it in Capri - like the preserved lemon skin (they are huge).

Aug 06, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Wood Oven Pizzas in Montreal

Do any places have Pizza al Taglio like in Rome?

Aug 06, 2014
itryalot in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Jamie Oliver wood handled steak knives - feedback

Anyone purchased these? Are they good?

Aug 06, 2014
itryalot in Cookware

ISO Waterloo chow worthy

Hogtails and Lancaster were both delicious. I'd go back to either.

Aug 06, 2014
itryalot in Ontario (inc. Toronto)