Sunday, August 24, 2014

Eating Across Montreal: Part 6

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Montreal is loaded with rotisserie chicken shops, all that smelled amazing as we walked by.  Because they are so popular, we knew we had to try a couple

Imagine perfectly cooked fries, topped with cheese curds, rotisserie chicken, and gravy.

It's as good as it sounds.

Christopher spent some time researching the best rotisserie in Montreal, and he did very well.  We went to Romados, a Portuguese rotisserie chicken house, and were blown away.

We shared a half chicken meal with salad.  It was perfection.

We had veggie sandwiches and some gorgeous lattes at Cafe Imagination.

We tried our first cronut, a beautiful blend of a croissant and a donut.  It was really good.

Breakfast at Prohibition in Monkland was fantastic. 

The service was great, and I loved that coffee was included with every meal (you don't see this very often anymore).  I had the french toast with fried chicken, and Christopher had a salmon bagel.

We lucked out and there was a street festival starting in Monkland, as we were leaving the restaurant. 


We wandered for a bit, and then came back the next day to explore some more and check out one of the many food trucks that lined the street.

We had a mini mac and cheese.

We also got to see a couple of snakes!  I love snakes.

There was a Korean restaurant just down the street from our hotel, so we obviously had to eat there.  It's called Kantapia.  We ordered the beebimbap, pageon, ramen, and galbi.  The server told us, "That's too much food."  We lied to him and told him we were planning on taking leftovers back to the room. 

We ate it all (including the two small sides he brought out).

On our last evening in Montreal, we ate at La Cantina, a very highly rated Italian restaurant.  As soon as we sat down, they brought out a small plate of sausage, and some bread.

I absolutely loved the egg drop soup:

And I thought the spaghetti bolognese was really good.

Christopher thought his veal was alright, but the roasted vegetables were the best part of his meal.

We had Saturday in Montreal, before flying home that evening.  We spent a good part of the afternoon just sitting on a bench in a park, visiting, laughing, and watching the birds and squirrels around us.  It was nice.

On our flight home we were upgraded to WestJet PLUS seats again (and this time it wasn't even because we knew someone)!  Suweeeeeeeet!

We felt pretty lucky.  Our first flight was over four hours, as we actually flew over our province, and into Calgary, before backtracking to come home.  The extra legroom was much appreciated.  We couldn't even reach the wall with our feet!

Overall it was probably the easiest traveling experience we've ever had.  We didn't even have to walk through the airports (our next flights were always at the same gate as the one we came off of).  We had a wonderful time in Montreal, and plan to return some day.  Christopher has really taken an interest in learning French, and has been practicing a lot.  So far, this is our favourite city we've visited in Canada.

See you tomorrow for one last post about Montreal; our fanciest dining experience from this vacation.

How was your weekend?  What did you do?  Anything exciting?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Looks like a fun and delicious getaway!! And hooray for that unexpected upgrade. That's awesome that you had so much leg room. That's why I prefer first class. I don't care about the food or drinks, it's all about the leg room for me!

My weekend was fun. We didn't do anything exciting but I tried a new recipe (Moussaka), took a golf lesson, and met a friend for brunch.

Amber said...

Your trip to Montreal looked so amazing! I really hope I can make it there one day!