Two weeks ago I was in Montreal for a work conference. The conference lasted 4 days, and afterwards my friend Stephany and I stayed in Montreal for a few days and her husband and Aldo flew in to join us for a mini vacation. I have been to Montreal once as a kid but I was too young to remember and appreciate what an amazing city it is! We loved it there. So much good food, so many parks and outdoor areas, so many funky cafes and streets with gorgeous graffiti art.
I actually think Montreal was my favorite city out of everywhere I’ve been, as far as actually wanting to live there. Too bad it gets so freakin’ cold there in the winter!!
While we were in Montreal, we had lots of different foods – Tibetan, Japanese (sushi and ramen), Korean, American, Italian, and of course – French: roasted duck, escargot, French cheeses, souffles, macarons, etc. And one of the most fun things we did was take an eclair making class in Old Montreal at Ateliers & Saveurs! When we booked the class we were told that it is taught in French but not to worry, it is easy to follow in English. Let’s see how this goes, we figured!
When we got to Ateliers & Saveurs, the chef was setting up the kitchen for the class and I got to peek at all the ingredients – lots of butter, flour, sugar, fresh fruit, chocolate… this was going to be GOOD! And just look at this gorgeous kitchen – can you image a kitchen like this at home with all that counter space and natural light? It is every food blogger’s dream!