Arthurs Nosh Bar in the neighborhood St-Henri is no longer a secret. Despite the old classic Jewish restaurants in Montreal, Arthurs immediately became the city's new favorite soon after its opening. Their menu not only features classic Jewish dishes such as sandwiches made with challah bread, and potato latkes, but also elevates simple Jewish-European dishes by modifying with their own unique twist. Unless you are there right when they open, otherwise, expect to wait!
banh mi! A local told me that Vietnamese can have banh mi any time throughout the day, either as breakfast, lunch, dinner or even late night snacks. Vietnamese descends makes up the majority of the Asians here, in Montreal, and I couldn't wait to try out this vegan banh mi recipe developed by a friend of mine from school, and she's a registered dietitian, so you can count on her ;)
Le Butterblume, locating on the main, is a restaurant, a cafe, as well as a boutique. This hybrid cafe is started by a team of the Pâtisserie Rhubarbe and Olive et Gourmando alum, which is at the border of Mile End and Little Italy. Not only the owners, Julie Romano and Nadine Boudreau, have strong restaurant résumés, so does the chef, Jens Ruoff. After my first visit, it has become one of my favorite weekday and weekend brunch spots!
Byblos Le Petit Café, situated a bit east of Station Laurier, is a cozy, neighborhood cafe that is known for the Persian breakfast/brunch. I had such a carb-loaded, and soothing morning there with a friend on a Saturday morning.
Outerlands, locating in the outer sunset, is one of my favorite spots in San Francisco that I had to visit again during my second trip.
La Petite Maison is situated at an easily accessible spot. It's a new project of chef Danny St. Pierre, whom is also a cookbook author and television host. Though it's located at such a good location, but one can easily walk pass it without noticing due to its physical layout as the below-ground restaurant. When I walked in, there were only 6 tables with some round tables and some rectangular tables. I thought, "oh.. it's quite small". However, who knew that the restaurant is divided into three parts! The front house, kitchen/bar area, and a private salon room at the back. Dining at La Petite Maison definitely made me feel like dining at a friend's. Here's why...