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For a good part of my vacation, my boyfriend and I went to Montreal, Quebec. I’ll be telling you about my experience. Grading the food, recommending locations, etc.
Hotel Quartier des Spectacles (Hotel l’Abri du Voyaguer)
Hotel rating: 6.5/10
Hotel Quartier des Spectacles was alright. I was really excited by the pictures on Hotwire.com but had met disappointment from the moment I arrived. When I first entered, the hotel felt like a hostel especially with the area that it was in. It’s neighbouring store was a sex shop and there was no free parking and the hotel itself felt like an old apartment complex. On the upside, it was in downtown Montreal which was great as it made it easy to walk rather than drive the many one way streets. The hotel costumer service was up to par. They were friendly and courteous and helpful! The room itself was very clean and I loved the industrial look with the brick wall and the metal pipes. It didn’t meet my normal spacious expectations but I found it fairly cozy especially if you have someone to snuggle with 😉
My Le Grand Comptoir rating: 7.5/10
Le Grand Comptoir was a little restaurant in the heart of downtown Montreal. We started with a vegetable soup with bread. The soup was delectable and very simple. As an appetizer we had escargot. I love escargot and wow! this happened to be the best escargot I’ve ever had. It was drenched in a rich cream sauce (I can’t remember exactly what it was). The entrees and flan were alright… I expected more but the escargot made my day!
The rest of the day,
we I shopped lol and we toured the night of downtown Montreal. There are a lot of strip clubs LOL.
My boyfriend and I love the 50’s. We’re quite intrigued with diners like Johnny Rockets. So, when we saw Nickels and its 50’s style we couldn’t resist. They had a menu page devoted to various poutine recipes. My boyfriend tried the original poutine and I tried the pizza poutine. Poutine is a dish composed of fries, gravy, and melted cheese. For the pizza poutine, the poutine had pepperoni, green peppers, and mushrooms on it. The food itself was delicious and plentiful and the service was great!
After we went to Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal. It was a great exhibit for $6.00. My favourite painting was this surreal piece of artwork that when looking at it looks as if it were 3D. I would recommend it if you’re interested in Montreal contemporary art.
Then we viewed the architecture in downtown Montreal. Sight seeing in Montreal, I definitely recommend.
My Quattro rating: 8.5/10
Quattro is a restaurant close to the outskirts of downtown Montreal. The resturant is a quaint spot and the food is delicious! We started with grilled calamari. I’ve never had grilled calamari before then and this definitely exceeded my expectations! Our entrees were next. I wasn’t happy with my rose sauce pasta dish but my boyfriend’s truffle cream sauce pasta was absolutely tremendous! For dessert we tried the cannoli. It wasn’t what I was expecting but omg! their chocolate soufflé was extraordinary!
After dinner, we strolled along and found Old “Vieux” Port. If you ever get to go to Montreal, Quebec you must go to Old Port especially at night. It was absolutely beautiful! There’s the Montreal Science Centre along the port and little shops in large shipping crates but the most beautiful part is Old Montreal. I also recommend a horse carriage ride. The ride at night is brilliant and you’ll get nice recommendations on restaurants and learn of the Montreal history. Plus, you get to feed the horse after 🙂
For breakfast we went to Eggspectation which is a restaurant attached to the Hyatt hotel. The breakfast was great! I loved the freshly squeezed orange juice.
After breakfast we toured Old Montreal. Saint-Paul was the first street marked on the Canadian map and personally it’s one of the most beautiful streets with its cobble stone streets, old architecture, and original building writings.
Le Bourlingueur is a petit French cuisine restaurant on Saint-Paul. My boyfriend and I wanted so much to try some French dessert so that’s all we bought there. I can’t remember the French names of each dish but we had orange creme brûlée, chocolate mousse soufflé, and an ice cream éclaire. The orange creme brûlée was amazing!! I’ve never had such a delicious dessert dish. I would definitely recommend trying Le Bourlingueur!
And that was the end of it. I hope that you get to try some of these places if you ever go to Montreal, Quebec 🙂 and let me know what you think.
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