Montreal

Raspberry, pineapple cheesecake at Lola Rosa.
Raspberry, pineapple cheesecake at Lola Rosa.

It has been a busy, somewhat unexpected month.  I couple weeks ago, I found out last minute that I was needed in Montreal for work.  Well I wasn’t about to turn that down.  I love flying and it had been a couple years since I have been in Montreal.  It was time to go back, even if it was the dead of winter.

While the work was intense, tiring, but very gratifying, my coworker from Toronto and I had a great time and shared some really delicious meals. Each night I would crawl back to the Hilton Bonaventure after a long day of work, a filling three course meal, and a walk through the crisp winter air, all to collapse in my bed before doing it all again the next day.  By the time I landed back in Vancouver on Friday, I was in need of some serious sleep.

Trip Advisor is my best travel guide these days.  My last trip to Montreal ended with me wandering around on my own for an hour looking for a place to eat before ending up at a burger joint for dinner.  This trip was completely different.  Each day we checked out Trip Advisor for the best restaurants and we ate at three amazing places: Holder, in Old Montreal, Lola Rosa, a vegetarian place by the University, and Grenadine in the heart of downtown.   

Roasted quail, celery root puree, with a maple and chipotle sauce at Grenadine
Roasted quail, celery root puree, with a maple and chipotle sauce at Grenadine

On the last night, as we walked back to the hotel, we happened upon Montreal en Lumiere, a street festival of lights.  I wish I had a better camera with me to show better pictures, but this is what i could get with my iPhone.  It was really fun, and dazzling.

I’m back in Vancouver now and continuing the work that was started in Montreal.  We are rolling out a new system and I’m the training and support lead for our team of 30.  It has been a tiring week and I can’t wait for the weekend to relax, spend some time with Dave, and get some knitting and cooking in.  Hope you all have a great weekend too!

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