MONTREAL/QUEBEC CITY 2019

Colorful Québec: Mai Tai Tom’s 2019 Journey To Montréal & Québec City

It was time to get a taste of Europe in North America.  Our autumn trip to Montréal and Québec City provided us just that, and combined with autumn’s changing colors, we enjoyed a wonderful 10 days.

CHAPTER ONE: OFF TO MONTRÉAL

Colorful Québec: Mai Tai Tom’s 2019 Journey To Montréal & Quebéc City CHAPTER ONE: OFF TO MONTRÉAL Tracy and I (along with friends Kim and Mary) had discussed for many years about diverting from our usual European adventures to visit a part of the world that, in some instances, resembles Europe.   We decided that an autumn trip to Montréal and Québec City would not only gives us a little of that old world atmosphere, but, if we were lucky, we’d catch some of those gorgeous fall colors we’d always heard about. The trip did not disappoint.                             Starting in Montréal (where we spent five nights) …   … Read more…

CHAPTER TWO: EXPLORING MONTRÉAL: THE CITY OF LIGHT … SHOWS

Colorful Québec: Mai Tai Tom’s 2019 Journey To Montréal & Québec City CHAPTER TWO: EXPLORING MONTRÉAL: THE CITY OF LIGHT … SHOWS Day Two – Always The Gourmand, Down By The River, Sailors Sanctuary, Better On The Outside, Garden At The Château, Of all de Gaulle, Statue Stare Down, Christmas In September, Nose Job, Demonstration Time, Going To Market, “Please Call The Accountant Or The Priest,” There’s An ‘Aura’ About You, Three Restaurants In One, Shades of London & What’s Happening On The Side Of That Building? This trip would be a little different than most.  There was no waking up at the crack of dawn, so on our first morning in Montréal at about 9 a.m. we all meandered … Read more…

CHAPTER THREE: 3 CHURCHES, 2 MUSEUMS, 3 WEDDINGS … BUT NO FUNERALS

Colorful Québec: Mai Tai Tom’s 2019 Journey to Montréal & Québec City CHAPTER THREE:  3 CHURCHES, 2 MUSEUMS, 3 WEDDINGS … BUT NO FUNERALS Day Three – Frolicking Squirrels, No Snakes Here, Where’s Godzilla?, Sex In The City, A “Fine” Collection, Hallelujah, Lost In The Museum, Not Winning With Winnie, Ziggy, Thou Shalt Bacon, Queen Of The World, Reliving Montréal’s History and Therein Lies the Rub A gray, drizzly morning greeted us, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t lots of walking ahead. After a brief stop at Starbucks (any caffeine in a storm), the intrepid four headed to one of three churches we’d visit on a very busy day.   Built between 1843 and 1847 for Montréal’s Irish community, this is … Read more…

CHAPTER FOUR: DINNER BY THE PORT

Colorful Québec: Mai Tai Tom’s 2019 Journey To Montréal & Québec City CHAPTER FOUR: DINNER BY THE PORT Night Three – Caffe Un po Di Più & Jackie Robinson Night We had a number of terrific meals on our trip to Canada, and one that really stood out took place at Caffe Un po Di Più.  Located in the Vieux-Port de Montréal (Old-Port of Montréal), Un po di Più serves Italian small plates to be shared.  From Hotel Gault, it was a short ten-minute stroll. (Two photos below from internet)        Un po di Più (“A Little More”) opened in 2018 and is a creation from the same folks who brought Olive et Gourmando to Montréal, the restaurant where we … Read more…