welcoming winter

It rained heavily last night, and faced with the dreary prospect of winter, we decided to celebrate instead the good parts about the season. We bundled ourselves into sweaters and grabbed umbrellas to keep us dry and walked to a small french canadian restaurant nearby.

Cory tried the Montreal smoked meat sandwich, thick layers of meat that tasted heavenly. I can guarantee it was fabulous, as I managed to sneak about a quarter of it while he was eating his fries. I had the pea soup, thick and warm and traditional, perfect.

I’ve half a mind to go back there for dinner tonight, to try the poutine or tortiere. It’s a wonderful place, and it was a wonderful night.

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14 Bitter Lemons

  1. anna says:

    Yes, you must teach me the ways of the poutine and the Quebec microbreweries.

  2. Shirley says:

    I love poutine. I remember the first time I heard about it…”EW! Cheese CURDS?? On fries?! Those wacky French….”

  3. trish says:

    7th and Fir, that’s the Granville Street bridge, Fir exit…

  4. Good idea! Where is this place, Trish? I don’t recognize the overpass in the photo.

  5. trish says:

    Le Fin de Monde, Maudite, Raftman, and Blanche de Chambly are all brand names of beer made by a Quebec microbrewery.

    Poutine is fries, cheese curds, and gravy. It has to be tasted to be believed, it’s so good. We’ll have to take you out sometime…

  6. anna says:

    I have no idea what any of you are talking about. But it sounds delicious anyway.

  7. Que?

    I was actually thinking that the pea soup or the smoked meat sandwich both sounded great. And it remains a regret that we went all the way to Canada and still never got to try actual poutine. Bugger.

  8. doc says:

    Mmm…Fin du Monde…

  9. Cory says:

    I’m a Raftman.

  10. trish says:

    I’m a Blanche de Chambly type of girl myself!

  11. Fin du Monde! I love that stuff. Also Maudite!

  12. treefen says:

    Mmmmmm….. poutine.

  13. Jeorg says:

    What time are we going? I think if you keep showing us these wonderful photos and describing the food like you do, Thomas and I will be packing up and moving in with you two…

  14. Cory says:

    Sounds good to me!

  15. Shirley says:

    I love poutine. I remember the first time I heard about it…”EW! Cheese CURDS?? On fries?! Those wacky French….”

  16. trish says:

    7th and Fir, that’s the Granville Street bridge, Fir exit…

  17. Good idea! Where is this place, Trish? I don’t recognize the overpass in the photo.

  18. trish says:

    Le Fin de Monde, Maudite, Raftman, and Blanche de Chambly are all brand names of beer made by a Quebec microbrewery.

    Poutine is fries, cheese curds, and gravy. It has to be tasted to be believed, it’s so good. We’ll have to take you out sometime…

  19. anna says:

    I have no idea what any of you are talking about. But it sounds delicious anyway.

  20. Que?

    I was actually thinking that the pea soup or the smoked meat sandwich both sounded great. And it remains a regret that we went all the way to Canada and still never got to try actual poutine. Bugger.

  21. doc says:

    Mmm…Fin du Monde…

  22. Cory says:

    I’m a Raftman.

  23. trish says:

    I’m a Blanche de Chambly type of girl myself!

  24. Fin du Monde! I love that stuff. Also Maudite!

  25. treefen says:

    Mmmmmm….. poutine.

  26. Jeorg says:

    What time are we going? I think if you keep showing us these wonderful photos and describing the food like you do, Thomas and I will be packing up and moving in with you two…

  27. Cory says:

    Sounds good to me!

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