Olive et Gourmando

Here's one of the marvelous spots from my visit to Montreal. Besides enjoying a great meal, I met former-CIA analyst and current MSNBC commentator Malcolm Nance, who was also enjoying its food. Great place I had visited previously and had to return. Someday maybe...

Maison Publique

Derek Dammann is a Canadian chef who I first met at D&A. Visiting Montreal recently, I had a chance to try his cuisine at Maison Publique, a restaurant with simply presented, locally sourced, brilliant food.  Here's some of what we had.

Liverpool House

Visiting Montreal, one of our goals was a dinner at Joe Beef. Finding it was booked, we decided to try its partner restaurant, Liverpool House. Arriving there after a six hour airport travail (COVID, lines, a multitude of time-stealing boring details) we were late for...

Montreal

On a whim, we picked Montreal for our August vacation. Why not? It’s full of great chefs, bakers, markets, and the wonderful colloquial Quebecois French. Honestly, we most wanted a chance to visit my good friend Domenico and his new family. It was a great trip...

Montreal Bagel

Out of bagels, I made a batch at home, going with the Montreal formula. In otherwords, no salt! Some folks say Montreal bagels lack the chew of those made in New York. Hah! These days it's hard to find a decent commercial bagel that is actually made in New York...