We drove to Montreal this past Friday with concerns about the weather along the way and for when we arrived. Fortunately, the weather was fine throughout the trip. Beautiful summer days.
When we arrived Friday we drove around a bit and ended up in the old port. Had croque mesieurs (sp) for lunch at a sidewalk cafe on Place Jacques Cartier.
We tried to find a couple of the places recommended but didn't have much luck.
Suzanne didn't feel good in the afternoon so we laid low the rest of the day and ended up eating at an Asian restaurant
at the hotel. They had an interesting concept. You pay a fixed price ($23.95 CN) for an all you can eat event. It was not a buffet. You ordered a few items which were served at the table. The waiters kept coming back to take orders for more food. You could order the same thing over and over or try everything on the menu!
There are about 75 different items to chose from including a sushi sampler. There are soups, apps, and all types of main dishes.
The food was surprisingly good and I had a ball sampling a bunch of different stuff that was new to me. you can choose from Chinese, Thai, Japanese, etc.
I had sushi, tom yam gai soup, peanut butter and chicken dumplings, red curry chicken, peking duck, chicken satay, beef, shrimp and noodle dishes and a whole bunch of other stuff. Check out the menus on the link above for a better idea.
Saturday we played tourist and had dinner at Gibby's
on the old port area.
I had a garlic and herb marinated rack of lamb with their own version of a twice-baked potato, creme brulee and coffee.
Suzanne had a filet mignon and scampi combo (she was feeling much better) and shared my creme brulee (oh, the sacrifices we make for the ones we love!).
The plan was to have lunch on Sunday at Schwarts's Deli but the line was out into the street so we took a pass. (I hate! waiting in lines!)
We ended up stopping in Burlington Vt. on the way home for a late lunch on Church street (a pedestrian mall and the local hang out area). There used to be a student-run restaurant operated by the New England Culinary Institute there but it's gone. We ended up at a pub.
It was a great weekend and thanks to all for the input.