Maybe you're one to judge a restaurant by it's namesake. If you're anything like me, upon first hearing mention of Regine Cafe, images of traditional diner fare dished up by someone's belle vieille tante Reg initially filled my head. And while these greasy spoon-type breakfasts are certainly not without merit, Regine Cafe certainly falls short of any of these nominal preconceptions- it's certinly not what you'd expect, unless of course your old franco aunt has a neon-tinged old-World baroque & brocade fetish to serve alongside your brunch order.
La Festival Mondial de la Biere - photo © Olivier Bourget
Brewers, boozers and beer lovers alike, get your glasses poised! The loveable, malty mecca of beer swilling that is the Festival Mondial de la Biere is back for its landmark 20th year! It's hard to believe that our fair city has been serving up some of the world's most celebrated and challenging brews for 20 years, but to be fair, who could count on a bunch of drunks to keep track of years anyway?
Montreal in the Summer is an awesome place to be. From the many festivals that bring our city to life, to the outdoor activities that give us the opportunity to take advantage of our green spaces; Montreal transforms itself into a desirable island with an infinite list of activities to make our days brighter. One of my favourite things to do during the warm months is to explore our public food markets.
Montreal is home to four public markets; Jean-Talon, Atwater, Maisonneuve, Lachine. Each is strategically located in a different area of the island. There are also 11 neighborhood markets and flower kiosks that are open to the public throughout the city.