The 411 Recently I started helping 2 friends start a review blog called Montreal Food Divas. They specialize in dinner but my reward for helping them was a brunch, which is my 2nd favourite form of compensation (cash being my 1st). The challenge was to go somewhere nice that neither of us have been to before. This can get tricky with bloggers since I needed to find a hidden gem that would impress them but at the same time somewhere that would be new for me as well. Fortunately, with over 200 reviews in my stomach, I can get a feeling on what a place will be like without having eaten there. Roy Pendu seemed like it would fit the criteria of being somewhere new with a menu that is little different.
The 411 Sometimes plans change: you have a place you want to go for brunch and something happens and you can’t go, leaving you to scramble to find something close by. Well this happened one Saturday. Our plans to do brunch in Westmount were derailed and with a time constraint as well as having to stay in the area, I was getting depressed. Then my friend told me that Park restaurant on Victoria avenue actually served brunch. If you don’t know Park restaurant, it’s becoming one of the most talked about restaurants in the city. Chef Antonio Park serves up a combination of Korean and Japanese inspired dishes with an emphasis on organic and sustainably farmed ingredients. I always kind of wished that they did brunch then my friend told me she just found out they did and we ran over.
Araucaria – Mile end day long brunch
The 411 The breakfast sandwich is a growing trend that can be found on many brunch menus across Montreal. The concept of a breakfast sandwich or a breakfast burger adds a filling option to any brunch menu. In most cases, it’s a matter of hit or miss – meaning, it’s either mediocre or spectacular. So, you can imagine our excitement when we heard that Mbrgr Burger Bar started offering brunch. If you are familiar with Mbrgr, it’s a higher end burger restaurant over on Drummond Street. I’ve been here a few times over the last few years and enjoyed the burgers.