Montreal is one of the great cities of North America, combining Canadian charm with a French accent - and the food here is always outstanding.
From the superb Jean-Talon Market to eateries across a range of cuisines, it is hard to eat poorly here.
The Montreal food festival, MTLàTABLE, is back for a 5th edition from November 3 to November 13 and a total of 150 restaurants will be offering table d’hôte dinner menus at set prices of $21, $31 or $41).
The festival encourages foodies to explore different Montréal neighbourhoods and discover new cuisines.
Montréal’s downtown business and cultural centre is a good place to start.
The upmarket suburbs of Mount Royal, Outremont and Westmount are home to spectacular Victorian homes, alleyways, manicured gardens and French dining icons, while The Plateau and the Mile End are where hip artists and ambitious young business owners mingle among the old-school immigrant population.
Old Montréal and the Old Port are chic neighbourhoods popular with tourists, and offer a range of cuisines from around the world.
Quartier du Canal is actually made up of three neighbourhoods that stretch four kilometres along the Lachine Canal. There’s Griffintown, Little Burgundy and Saint-Henri.
Then there's the Gay Village, Villeray, Little Italy and Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, the suburbs of Pole des Rapides and east and north of the island.
So many neighbourhoods, so little time.
For details visitwww.tourisme-montreal.org/mtlatable/