Last weekend I went away for 3 nights to Montreal. I stayed in an old victorian-styled boutique hotel. It served a lovely French inspired continental breakfast, which included freshly baked, buttery croissants, sliced european imported meats and cheeses, a selection of multigrain breads, freshly squeezed fruit juices, a nice array of teas and more. The hotel is situated in Montreal’s downtown core, definitely prime location, close to many attractions. The hotel was surrounded by gourmet restaurants, and art museums, not to mention the amazing shopping district just down the street. There were many art sculptures and displays, as this city is known as a cultural heart of classical art. The streets are filled with beautiful historical buildings, boasting incredible architectural detail that make you feel like you took a step back in time.
As we headed out to roam the streets of Montreal, we came across many different mouth-watering restaurants, so it was hard to pick which one to experience. We finally decided on this authentic Italian eatery called Napoli’s. As we walked in, we were greeted by the warm Italian waiters and there was old Italian classics playing in the background. When it came time to order, I chose the gnocchi in a fresh tomato sauce (gnocchi are my favourite). The sauce was incredible and the gnocchi were just perfect in texture. This dish was so good that it left me craving more when I returned home… I’m actually still dreaming about those gnocchi.
On our last day, we checked out Old Montreal, which is about a 10 minute drive from Downtown Montreal. Old Montreal has a strong european flair going on, with its cobble stoned streets, open vendors, more art galleries and high end fashion boutiques. During our walk through this area, we stopped for lunch at a patio, for a burger and poutine of course.
There’s something to do and see for everyone in Montreal, but if you’re a foodie, you will definitely appreciate this city even more. It’s filled with such a large selection of good quality restaurants and eateries, from fine dining to casual bistros. I wish I could have tried out one of the creperies in the area, but our time was limited. Definitely cannot wait to go back!