The 411 – For those of you who have been following my reviews, you may know that the Villeray area has been expanding on their brunch selections. I have recently posted a few of the more recent additions to the area. L’institut de sculpture culinaire is a school for fruit carving and presentations. By carving I don’t mean carving a thanksgiving turkey, I mean carving fruits and vegetables; you know those large displays at special events made of fruit? Well this school will teach you that. Besides teaching, they recently opened a restaurant that started to offer a weekend brunch.
The 411 Just recently I was presented with a scheduling challenge. Find a spot on the South Shore or close to the Jacques Cartier bridge so one of our friends could make it to his appointment after brunch and do so rather quickly. I did not feel like going down to the South Shore, so I had to find something somewhat close to the bridge. Now, I had to dig deep into my brunch map and look at an area I almost never frequent. What I found was Touski Café and Coop. I have no clue how Touski Café Coop came on my list but we were curious, hungry and on a timeline so it was decided.
Happy Valentine’s day! A gift from us to you.
Over the years I’ve done over 180 reviews, I’ve eaten in multiple cities and I’ve seen the Montreal brunch scene expand and evolve, but it’s been only in English. Now, I do speak French and can communicate in an oral fashion rather well, although my written French is not at a level that is “publishable”. So, over the last while I have been working with a friend of mine to start translating some reviews to French. We have a few now and are committing do more as time passes. We will be rolling out French ones as the weeks go on and want all future posts to be in both languages. Please note that this is a volunteer project and we will do our best to get regular postings.
I guess you can consider this our Valentine’s Day gift, to you.
With Lots of love,
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is in the air and people start being a little extra romantic. Face it, you’re mid February, the summer is still far away and to be honest, if you forget this day the weather is not the only thing that will be frigid. I always get a few people asking me questions about where to go that would make for a nice little romantic outing. To be honest, finding a spot to start your day on a Tuesday morning is not that easy to find but there are people who will want to start the romance from the weekend so, this can be of help to you. (more…)