Fieldstone, a restaurant that showcases the chef/owners' stories by putting the blend of flavors and techniques from Mexico, Cambodia, Spain, and Canada on the plates. On the new year's eve, I went on a memorable 8-course culinary journey with chef Chanthy Yen!
Tag: Plateau Mont Royal
KazaMaza was the first Middle-eastern restaurant that I visited 4 years ago.
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!
NOREN, a cute Japanese restaurant on rue Rachel, has opened its door lately, and went viral on social media due to its minimal, and clean decor. The food? They were delicious! Simple menu, yet comforting items that I wouldn't mind to visit everyday.
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.
Hôtel Herman, unfortunately, is a restaurant, not a hotel for lodging. However, the vibe and the food were simple, yet with sophisticated and interesting flavors. It has recently be ranked as the No.15 by Canada's 100 Best. I'm already looking forward to my next visit.
Ichigo ichie is a new izakaya in the Plateau, which offers a variety of Japanese tapas. I heard that the team behind Ichigo ichie is the same as the well-known Imadake, which is an izakaya near Atwater, but with a more extended menu.
My last visit to Maison Publique was two years ago, which it has just opened for business. Why it took me so long to go back? Well... Locating at the corner of rue Gilford and rue Marquette, the location just isn't that convenient for me, otherwise I would've definitely gone back every weekend or so.
Milos, located in the heart of mile end (in between Ave. St-Viateur and Ave. Fairmount W. on Ave. du Parc), and it has been in Montreal's culinary scene for more than 30 years. Moreover, it is the one and only restaurant that my mom asks to visit over and over again when she's in Montreal. Don't get scared by the $$$$ when you see it on restaurant review websites, because their lunch deal is definitely a steal!
L'Express, a French classic locating on rue St-Denis, has been in Montreal's food scene since 1980, and still standing strong. I've heard and read a lot of reviews about it since Freshmen year, and finally had the chance to visit with my parents! On a rainy night, I made the reservation very last minute, and was glad that they still have tables available at our preferred time! We were greeted warmly by the staffs, who are all dressed in black and white, as soon as we walked in. The food and service were impeccable. It's one of the restaurants that my mom asked, "why didn't you bring us here when your brother was here last time?"