Food Trips & Travels

Bonjour Montréal!

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I arrived in Montreal after a lovely train ride through the Adirondacks. With a view of the lake and the mountains out the window, I felt like I was on a giant ship headed to wilderness. Then we arrived in Montreal. We had dinner at the famed glutton’s paradise, Au Pied de Cochon, for one of the most indulgent meals ever. I’m still recovering…

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Poutine au foie gras – foie gras, fries, and cheese curds smothered in rich gravy. It was amazing.

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Me sipping on a mug of house beer.

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Langue de bison à l’estragon – braised bison tongue in creamy tarragon sauce.

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Pied de cochon – “foot of pig” topped with caramelized onions and cheesy mashed potatoes.

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This morning we went to grab coffee at Café Expressions

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Eva B on Saint-Laurent. We walked into the store in a daze, and we were warmly welcomed with complimentary hot tea.

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There’s a side room with the biggest pile of $1 things.

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And plenty of plastic limbs hanging from the ceiling!

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Smoked meat sandwich from Schwartz’s.

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Thankfully, I was (sort of) on a diet before this trip…

I’m quickly learning that Montréal is truly a francophone city. I’m making an effort to say “s’il vous plait” and “merci.” But that’s the extent of my French. Ah, yet another language to learn!

P.S. A letter arrived!

19 Comments

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    emilie
    April 21, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Oh my, that’s a lot of meat for the vegetarian that I am lol !
    Have fun, it looks amazing !

    a few tips:
    ‘je vous en prie’= you’re welcome
    ‘ou se trouve …….?’= where is ……….. ?
    ‘a bientot!’ = see you!
    ‘c’est délicieux’= it’s delicious !

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      Sewon
      April 21, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      That was a lot of meat, even for a big eater like me!

      P.S. Thanks for the French phrase tips, Emilie! 🙂

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    Galine
    April 21, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I live so close to Montreal and have never been. It is such a shame. But really, I think I am just feeling guilty of my lack of French skills, even though I studied it up until grade 11 🙁 I have made a promise to practice and have an online French lesson program for now. My husband went to French school so he speaks perfect French, but I am too shy and nervous to even practice and learn from him! haha Love the photos, your hair looks STUNNING! wow! And, love the outfit you’re wearing, one shoulder, very sexy! 🙂

    The pile of clothes looks like fun. I want to swim in it! I went to one of those vintage shops in Boston but the clothing from the $1 pile were horrendous. Find any gems!? 🙂

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      Sewon
      April 21, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      Ohh you should visit! 🙂 You’re lucky your husband speaks perfect French, too. And I bet your French is so much better than you’re letting on! 😛

      The pile of clothes was fun, but it seemed impossible to really dig and find something good. But in the regular section, I picked up a pair of funky vintage glasses I’m going to take back to put in prescription lens!

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    Marlous @ The Last Days of Spring
    April 22, 2012 at 5:31 am

    I love the off shoulder top (dress?) you are wearing! Looks good on you.

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    jannese
    April 22, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Look at you in your sassy one shoulder frock! Montreal looks amazing! I think D and I might be going in mid-May I’ll have to get a list of places to go from you.

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    yujean
    April 22, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Gorgeous pictures! I’m so happy to see that you and Emily enjoyed yourselves. The food is so out of control. 🙂

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    Studio Meez
    April 22, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Oh my, never seen such a huge sandwich before and it looks so good.
    Love all you pictures of Montreal!

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    tasha
    April 22, 2012 at 11:08 am

    your adventures in Montreal so far looks amazing! such wonderful food and i love that graffiti/art piece on the wall! also, the pile of $1 things… hehe xxxx

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    janet
    April 22, 2012 at 11:09 am

    the food looks yummy! you always take great photos! I love the stores photos along the street. very pretty!
    btw, you look pretty in that photo 🙂

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    kelly zarb
    April 23, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Oh my god that is the biggest sandwich I have ever seen, was it yummy?

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    winnie
    April 23, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Sewon…this is why I love your blog. BRILLIANT FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY nom! Ps. Did I ever tell you that you are one pretty lady? No? Well there I said it 😀

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    Lindsey
    April 23, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Woah, I think I would visit Montreal just to have one of those delicious looking smoked meat sandwiches! It never fails when I read your post I get really hungry lol. I hope you’re doing well :]

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    Becca
    April 24, 2012 at 12:57 am

    montreal looks lovely! perhaps it will go on my list of places to visit 🙂

    and also.. hair envy!!! your hair style is so chic and cool!

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    Vicky
    April 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    loving the look of the city! my best friend studies at mcgill university 🙂

    p.s. you look absolutely STUNNING in that photo of you with the beer

    xxx

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    Crystal
    April 26, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I have a friend who attended a school in Montreal for her Master’s. I didn’t get a chance to visit her when she was there–she was always in the States when I was free. I wish I had been able to, though. Your photos are lovely! I’ll just have to visit on my own one day. 🙂

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    Cookie Cutter
    April 27, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Reading your blog makes me feel like I’m taking a little trip 🙂

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    aron
    April 27, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    waaaaa!!!!
    looks like such AMAZING EATS!!!!!!!

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    teresa
    April 29, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    montreal looks so inviting! and so does that sandwich, hehe. beautiful photos, as always, sewon ^^ i really look forward to the city guide!

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