Category Archives: Montreal

Sinclair at The Saint Sulpice – Stelio Perombelon Satisfies

I’ve been following the career of Stelio Perombelon, the new chef of Sinclair, the restaurant of the stylish Hotel Saint Sulpice in Vieux Montreal, since I first joined eGullet in April of 2003 around the time he and Patrice Demers [...]

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Latino Tastes in Montreal – Part 2: Madre

Madre is the second restaurant in Mario Navarette Jr’s growing mini-empire of Latino influenced small restaurants. Like Raza, his first restaurant, Madre is situated in a long and narrow space with the kitchen located in the rear of the restaurant. [...]

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Latino Tastes in Montreal – Part 1: Raza

Bold Latino flavors have been thought to be the next big thing for a while now. While Mexican food has indeed become one of the central pillars of North American cooking, the other sources of the flavors of most of [...]

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My Top 25 Restaurant Meals of 2011

I will say right at the top that I have never had a more incredible and deep year of dining than I had in 2011. With visits to a number of Europe’s very best temples of Gastronomy, including many of [...]

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A Slow Culinary Crawl Through Montreal

The last time I was in Montreal the Expos had just moved to Washington, D.C.  At last year’s Starchefs ICC, Stelio Perombelon, previously the chef at one of my most memorable Montreal meals ever (Les Chevres along with pastry Chef Patrice [...]

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Auberge Saint-Gabriel – Sunshine and History

I’m told that time at the restaurant L’Auberge Saint Gabriel in Montreal is considered to fall in two different eras – before Eric Gonzalez and after Eric Gonzalez. Before Gonzalez, this place had the reputation of being a a great [...]

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Sunday Photos – A Touch of Singapore in Montreal

Unlike most places in the world, Montreal does not allow for a street food scene. While there are food trucks and street foods, they are not sold on the street. They must be sold from a physical location. The closest [...]

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Sunday Photos – Montreal’s Jean Talon Market

Montreal’s Jean Talon Market reminds me of the great European markets. Set up with outdoor stalls, the market is also ringed by wonderful brick and mortar stores like Fromagerie Hamel. There is tons of produce, both local and imported including beautiful exotic [...]

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All’s Fair at Montreal’s Bouillon Bilk

It is an odd name. “Bouillon,” I get, I think, but “Bilk”? The story I got is that that wasn’t what the recently opened (end of March) restaurant on an unremarkable section of Boulevard St. Laurent (1595) in downtown Montreal [...]

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No Beef with Joe Beef

Some people talk the talk. At Montreal’s Joe Beef, Chef/Owner David McMillan walks the walk. There aren’t many more truly Slow friendly restaurants in North America than Joe Beef, along with its sister restaurant and neighbor, Liverpool House. McMillan doesn’t [...]

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