October 15, 2012
Olive & Gourmando is always busy. It’s going to get even busier now that it’s been listed in Maclean’s controversial 50 best restaurants in Canada. We went there last summer for breakfast and found ourselves back again for the pastries after needing an escape from the heat. Iced coffee, a lemonade (or was it sweet iced tea?), an oddly shaped almond croissant, and the perfect chocolate chip cookie (thin, crisp, moist and slightly chewy).
Pictures from last year’s visit are here.
July 27, 2011
In a feat of pure will and determination to conquer the heat and Montreal streets, Leo and I managed to visit 20 out of the 30 destinations we had picked out. With our 3-days $16 Metro card, we made it to Au Pied de Cochon, Joe Beef, Schwartz’s, Cafe Santropole, Jean Talon Market, St-Viateur Bagel, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and McGill campus to name a few…
Below are pictures from the morning of our first day in Montreal at Cafe Myriade and Olive & Gourmando. After arriving at 7 am, we had several hours to kill before we could check in, this explains why I don’t look like a dewy fresh morning rose….je m’excuse.