For 47 years the Brasserie Manoir (www.brasseriemanoir.com) location in Pointe Claire has been serving up ever so popular home cooked holiday meals in December. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, owner Peter Sergkakis and executive chef Chantal Sauvé are keeping that tradition in place, adding their NDG St. Jacques Street location (the former Serre Piccasso Restaurant) to the mix with a special take-out format.Read More
On December 15, 1999, John Drymousis and wife Carmela opened their first Lesvos Restaurant on Mount Royal Street, at the corner of Brébeuf.
John had been a waiter for years, but always dreamed of having his own dining establishment. Carmela was not in that industry at all, having earned a living the previous 12 years at the credit bureau of the Royal Bank of Canada. A decade earlier the couple had relocated to Fort Myers, Florida, where John had been offered a senior role by some Montreal businessmen at a 250 seat family restaurant. At the time their only child, daughter Mia, was a toddler.Read More
I think one of the first food items I learned how to make myself was a grilled cheese sandwich. We had one of those grillers at home and all I needed was a slice of cheese, two pieces of bread and some margarine. Over the years I learned different variations: buttering up two sides of bread, slipping in the cheese and making it on the frying pan and or toasting two pieces of bread, applying the margarine then sticking it in the microwave for 30 seconds.Read More
For the past year, I kept noticing this small storefront with the name “Ai Dumpling” on the awning. I kept promising myself I would go inside and check the place out. It was only when a friend suggested we meet for lunch there that I did so and how glad I am that occurred for this is a most unique dining experience.Read More
There are many wonderful Greek restaurants in Montreal so finding one as unique as Olive et Citron, on Monkland Avenue in NDG, was more than just a great find. A meal at this family-run restaurant is akin to being invited over for an exquisite feast prepared with old country love and attention by your Greek friend’s mom and dad.Read More
On December 4, 2011 an unfortunate fire forced the permanent closure of the landmark Yangtze Chinese Restaurant on Van Horne Avenue. But owners Marco and Bobo Yau, brother and sister, acted quickly and reopened a new location at 6066 Sherbrooke Street in NDG under the name of Tchang Kiang by Yangtze Restaurant.Read More