RACHEL WHITEREAD

RACHEL WHITEREAD I don’t always know what is on exhibit when I head to a museum. During one of my recent trips to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC I was lucky to stumble upon artist Rachel Whiteread for the first time. Imagine my delight when I turn the corner and see a…

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RESTAURANT PASTEL

RESTAURANT PASTEL Co-owned by Morris and Kabir Kapoor; Restaurant Pastel is one of the hottest spots in Old Town Montréal serving complex and layered dishes that are sure to impress. Walking into the space you’re greeted immediately by the open space kitchen with a complete view of the staff likened to a theater performance while…

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BOUILLON BILK

BOUILLON BILK Food, food and more food. The opportunity to eat good food in Montréal is endless and we traveled to this European influenced city with one goal in mind. Eat it all. And that’s where Bouillon Bilk comes in; a minimalist-chic space that serves modern eclectic cuisine with a French influence. Bouillon Bilk opened…

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AU PIED COCHON

Au Pied Cochon Chef Martin Picard’s classic Montréal restaurant Au Pied Cochon (The Pig’s Foot) is the epitome of excess and a meat-lover’s dream. I have to give props to my travel buddy for securing a great reservation for my birthday. I had tried and was only able to get a spot at 10PM a night, but…

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PASTEL RITA

PASTEL RITA Take a stroll through the Mile End and you’ll pass by large open windows enticing you with bright mix of colorful walls — inside you’ll find Pastel Rita. Their motto? “Come chill, change the world, or both!” If that’s not inviting, then I don’t know what is. Owned by couple Gabriel Malenfant and…

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A WEEKEND IN MONTRÉAL

A WEEKEND IN MONTRÉAL Parks, historic neighborhoods, museums, and restaurants—the appeal of Montréal lies in the feeling you’ve transported yourself directly to Europe. No matter how you end up spending your time in this quaint Canadian city, one thing is certain: you’re going to fall in love with it’s amazing food, cobblestone streets and the people.…

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HEIRLOOM KITCHEN

HEIRLOOM KITCHEN I will be honest. I never heard of Heirloom Kitchen or Chef David Viana before the popular cooking competition Top Chef on Bravo, but after getting to know the chefs on the show after watching a couple of episodes I immediately added Heirloom Kitchen to my list. I’m always ready to add a…

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