Continuing our stroll through Old Montreal and this time, food, glorious food will be involved.
City Hall at night
Rue de La Commune runs along the St. Lawrence River. This is the only street along the river, and the hotel I stay at, is the only hotel on this street with the amazing views that I have come to never tire of.
It was Grand Prix week when I was there my last trip
Recognizable images from the 1976 Olympics.
Montreal’s New York Life Insurance Building (also known as the Quebec Bank Building), it was at the time, Montreal’s tallest commercial building with 8 floors
Rue Notre Dame
Bikes for rent
It wasn’t until my 3rd trip that I saw any freight trains using this old rail line. I thought it was all but abandoned, but I just love it. Maybe because my dad is a long time Model Railroader? Or is it the clickety-clack of the train down the track that is just so classic?
Rue St. Paul had been blocked off at Place Jacques Cartier early in the morning with guards posted, big trucks and lots of electric cable laying in the street. I asked what was going on and was told they were filming the movie, ‘The Walk’. The previous day I had seen signs on different streets letting people know when that street would be closed. I had never heard of the movie so I didn’t give it a lot of thought. The day before I’d been talking to the guys at the front desk and they said that Hugh Jackman had been in town filming the next ‘Wolverine’ movie
Joseph Gordon-Levitt filming the movie ‘The Walk’. I took these through the door of my hotel as they were not allowing anyone access to the street while filming. They did this shot over and over and over. I stopped watching after about 45 minutes. Each time they shot it, the entire scene had to be recreated, the extras in place, the street had to be wet down, cars brought back and placed on the street. They even went so far to wipe the bottom of Joseph’s shoes each time. Quite tedious.
They didn’t have the side street blocked off for this shot, and I stepped into the street to get the photo. Filming did NOT stop, and the thing he is riding on, turned onto the side street, and almost hit me as I stood in the street taking a picture. My big break – almost literally! ha ha
Some of the cars they used for filming
As seen from my window Quay Jacques-Cartier and Cirque du Soleil. Cirque du Soleil was here in 2012 and 2014.
Marche’ Bonsecours and Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
Classic look of a Parisian Artist
What post would be complete without pictures of food! The Food of Old Montreal – Let the feasting begin!!!
Fettuccini Carbonara and cheese garlic bread at Le Papillion
Salad of mixed greens, fresh vegetables and balsamic. Who knew that a salad could be as amazing as this one was? I could have made a meal of just this, however, it was a special meal day and I went for salad and an entree. — at Sauvagine (La) Restaurant.
Red Snapper (flown in fresh that morning) filet on a bed of wild rice and fresh vegetables. With a white wine, lemon butter sauce. It just came in this morning…it was so fresh, so light, so melt in your mouth delicious. at Sauvagine (La) Restaurant.
This pretty much tells the story of just how amazing it was 🙂
Lobster Carbonara Tagliatelle; lobster bisque, smoked bacon, shallots, sundried tomatoes & egg yolk on its shell. – Bocata Restaurant and Wine Bar. It was very good and the restaurant came highly recommended, unfortunately, something made me break out in hives all over my stomach, back, neck and arms not to mention severe intestinal problems shortly after I finished eating. (insert sad face)
Braised Lamb Shank. A first for me. A light tomato based gravy with herbs. It was wonderful. I also ate some of the spinach, which I do not like (cooked). It too was very good.
The soup was a carrot and leak soup.
— at Sauvagine (La) Restaurant.
How’s this for a bit of lobster meat?? Found this Food truck along the river — at Muvbox.
Spinach, basil salad and fries. Hats off to the chef for thinking outside the box on the Lobster Roll. Bits of tomato, zuchinni, red onion and lettuce with a horseradish based mayo. It was excellent
At L’Usine de Spaghetti.
Saddle of Rabbit Crepe with Japanese cabbage slaw.
Savory butter, saddle of rabbit, button, portobello and oyster mushrooms, cheddar, mozzarella cheese in a white wine, mustard and cream sauce. – Jardin Nelson
Newburg Crepe.. lobster, scallops, shrimp and crabmeat with mozerella and cheddar cheese. The salad was Japanese radish, regular radish and cranberries – delightful! – at Jardin Nelson
And all the deliciousness inside -nom, nom, nom……
Dinner at Modavie –
Rack of Lamb with Goat Cheese, vegetables and potatoes. They are known for their lamb and now I know why. It was out of this world delish!!!
Skate ala Chuck Hughe’s at his La Bremner restaraunt
and Shrimp Panzanella The featured drink was also mighty tasty. Who knew there were many kinds of bitters? (they have over 20 because they make all their own syrups for rootbeer, coke, etc. as well as special drinks each nite all with fresh ingredients and made in house) My drink had rhubarb bitters because it was a pureed rhubarb, some kind of brazilian rum I think? and other stuff. All I know was it was the most expensive meal I’ve ever ordered, but it was soooo worth it! Magnifico! And look how pretty!
Montreal’s famous Poutine. Poutine bars are *the* place to be at night. Especially after a night of heavy drinking, so I am told.