El Rey del Taco – Montréal

El Rey del Taco Marché Jean-Talon 234 Jean Talon Est  , Montreal QC H2R1S7 Urbanspoon rating Although I rarely feel compelled to write restaurant reviews these days, I could not let this experience go by un-celebrated. A great food experience for me boils down to my tummy feeling warm and happy but also, I associate food with good…

Restaurant Laurea

http://restaurantlaurea.com/ 381 Avenue Laurier Ouest, Montréal, QC H2V 2K3 (514) 507-4997 Reservations: opentable.com Vanilla Bean Online restaurant reviews have been on the decline for a while now since we’ve been eating at home more *yawn* …and when we do go out, we stick to our favourite restaurants that never let us down. i.e. Le Gourmand (West-Island) My…

Au Pied de Cochon – Montreal

                  Au Pied de Cochon – 536 Avenue Duluth Est, Montreal, QC – Tél: 514.281.1114  HELLO Vanilla-beaners! I had a couple of blog-worthy experiences recently and they all revolve around this man: Martin Picard – He is a local charachter…rough, raw, seemingly sweet and an utter culinary genius….

La Scarpetta

La Scarpetta 4525 Parc Ave Montreal, QCH2V4E5   Scarpetta – Literally means a small shoe in Italian but it is also an expression “fare la Scarpetta” which means to mop up the sauce from a plate of food with a piece of bread.    One of the best meals in a long time. I am so excited to…

Kitchenette Restaurant

Kitchenette 1353, Rene-Levesque Est Montreal, Qc H2L2M1 514-527-1016 http://kitchenetterestaurant.ca/en Menu:  http://kitchenetterestaurant.ca/assets/files/dinner_menu.pdf   Kitchenette feels like a New York city resto. Built into an old building, small but roomy, casual setting with rough-looking wooden floor, modern tables and chairs. The open-kitchen allowed us to watch the chef busily and dutifully doing his thing. He looked so…

Toqué!

Toqué 900 Place Jean-Paul Riopelle Montreal, H2Z2B2 http://www.restaurant-toque.com/en/ Valet parking available on certain nights.   Hi Guys, I FINALLY went! I finally called and made a reservation at this Montreal institution. It was the Anthony Bourdain show called The Layover which prompted me to go. On the show, he was loving every minute, every bite…

Dominion Square Tavern – Montreal

                                          Dominion Square Tavern 1243 Metcalf Montreal, Qc 514-564-5056 Indoor parking available just next door!  http://www.tavernedominion.com/en/   Hello everybody!   I want to tell you about a restaurant I recently tried but first I have…

Review Pinxto – Montreal

Good morning! I have been really busy lately…busy trying new restaurants. Spring has sprung and I suddenly have this sense of renewal. I wanted to go outside again!  I wanted to find a new restaurant to add to my top spots. I realize that I may be a little picky, making this task more difficult…

Tuck Shop – Montreal

Tuck Shop http://www.tuckshop.ca Good morning beaners! Last weekend my husband and I decided to go somewhere new…somewhere hopefully blog-worthy. A reliable restaurant source told me about Tuck Shop – located “on the bad side” of Notre Dame W. I am told it’s a gem…a diamond in all that rough. I was told that everything was…