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Montreal

5 Must-Try Montreal Poutines That Get Creative With the Classic

By SABRINA LU

Montreal Poutine

Curds gone wild: Montreal poutine gets a re-think at Chef Guru on the Plateau

Montreal poutine, the city’s most popular dish, easily seduces anyone who tastes it. Who wouldn’t be lured by hot crispy French fries, rich gravy and fresh cheese curds? Although the classic Montreal poutine will always satisfy a late-night craving, the dish has become the subject of forward-thinking innovation for numerous Montreal chefs.

Here are five Montreal poutine interpretations that that will change how you think about simple chips, curds and gravy.

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6 Easy Weekend Getaways from Montreal

By LAUREN CRACOWER

Golf Le Diable (Photo: Tourisme Mont Tremblant)

Golf Le Diable (Photo: Tourisme Mont Tremblant)

With so many long weekends on the horizon this summer, now is the time to jump into the car and discover what local gems lie just beyond Montreal. Here are our top six picks for an impromptu last-minute getaway.

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8 Great Montreal Bars and Pubs for Beer Lovers

By RED HUNT

Fourquette Forchette (Photo: Red Hunt)

Montreal has a burgeoning beer scene and is home to more than its fair share of Canadian brewpubs and microbreweries offering everything from Belgian-style ales to thirst-quenching wheat beers and savoury stouts. There are literally hundreds of flavourful local beers to choose from, making a quest for great beers a somewhat daunting task in this city. (more…)

8 Decadent Montreal Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Gargamel cake at Fous Desserts

By Marcella DeVincenzo

Montreal’s pastry chefs have got flaky pastries, rich mousses and cream-filled confections from around the globe down to a science. Here are some of the city’s sweet favourites. (more…)

50 Free Things To Do in Montreal

By KAT TANCOCK

#2 – Festival de Jazz (Photo by iker ender)

Travelling can get expensive, but you don’t have to spend on everything. Here are 50 free activities, festivals, tours and more in Montreal so you can save your cash for dinner and drinks. (more…)

7 Up and At ‘Em Montreal Breakfast and Brunch Spots

By MARCELLA DEVINCENZO

Olive+Gourmando storefront. Photo by Dana McMahan.

Montrealers are huge breakfast-goers. Get going in the morning with seven of our favourite breakfast and brunch restaurants. (more…)

7 Romantic Montreal Restaurants

By MARCELLA DEVINCENZO

Auberge Saint-Gabriel

When it comes to wooing that special someone or charming the love of your life, there are many marvelous places to choose from in Montreal. Here is a sample of the city’s romantic restaurants that will surely spice up your evening.

L’Express. Photo by Dan O’Leary.

Bistro Bienville
The owners of this quaint restaurant in the Plateau area must have had romance in mind when they created their menu. Every carefully envisioned dish is made specifically for two and is perfect for sharing. The juicy and tender Angus beef dish with Béarnaise sauce is a must.

Auberge Saint-Gabriel
This Vieux-Montreal restaurant is truly marvelous, beginning with the extravagant entrance with its large sculptures and impressive stone wall. Each dining room is different: bright red stools line the bar in one area and long communal type tables fill another room. Chef Eric Gonzalez creates masterpiece dishes and the impressive fireplace adds comfort and coziness to a wonderful evening. (more…)