Month: July 2013

A Perfect Day In Montréal

Food is an important part of my travels so on my recent trip to Montreal I decided to hit one of my favourite breakfast places and try some new eateries. My boyfriend and I started our morning at the French bakery La Croissanterie (5200 Rue Hutchison) in the quaint neighbourhood of Outremont. La Croissanterie has the interior of a Parisian cafe and its croissants and pains au chocolat are to die for. After breakfast we took a walk in Outremont, a charming neighbourhood with interesting architecture and home to Montreal’s Hasidic Jewish community. For lunch we ate at the MUVBOX in the Old Port, a shipping container cleverly converted into a restaurant complete with solar panels and two eating arias. The star of the show is the lobster roll. Although the big chunks of fresh lobster were delicious, I was a little taken aback by the $11 price and that the lobster was served in a hot dog bun.  Old Montreal has a great mix of architectural styles and a vibrant atmosphere animated by street performers. …

Prince Edward County Wine Tour

For the Canada Day (July 1st) long weekend, we decided to visit the Prince Edward County and check out some vineyards. We chose The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery mainly because we liked the menu options listed on their website. To get there we drove through the town of Picton and followed the Taste Trail west. Prince Edward County is beautiful this time of year with blooming fields and green pastures resembling a post card. Our experience at The Grange was great. This winery opened in 2004 and it’s the third oldest winery in PEC. While we were waiting for the wine tour to start we got to sample some of their wines. I really liked the 2011 Pinot Gris while my boyfriend enjoyed the 2007 Grange Diana Block Pinot Noir. The tour only took 20 minutes and we got to see the vineyard’s processing and storage facilities. After the tour we ordered a picnic basket for lunch and ate on one of the picnic tables overlooking the beautiful vineyard grounds. The pickled asparagus was delicious …