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      As to be expected from just about any big city, Montreal is a haven for foodies. Now, I’m not talking about the Michelin starred restaurants you have to book months in advance. I’m here to rave about the food in Montreal; the lowkey local establishments and dishes that won my stomach (and heart) over while I was there.

      Disclaimer: since I was only in Montreal for three days this time around, this list by no means encompasses all the delicious food to be found in the city. That being said, this is all the noteworthy food in Montreal that I ate and raved about.

      1. Poutine

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      Okay, so this is a pretty obvious one. If someone asks me what the quintessential “Canadian food” would be, my first thought is poutine. Although you can find poutine in many parts of the world, Montreal (obviously) does this dish justice. Aside from the traditional hand-cut fries, cheese curds, and gravy, you can find a whole range of toppings for poutines nowadays. My favourite place was La Banquise. Typically known for their late night, after the bar crowd, La Banquise has a wild selection of poutine that you have to try. We opted for both their classic poutine and the La Sud-Ouest with bacon, red onions, guacamole, onion rings, and chipotle sauce on top of a regular poutine. Needless to say, we waddled our way out of the restaurant after.

      2. Smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz’s Deli

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      Schwartz’s Deli is an absolute must every time I visit Montreal and is one of the few places where I don’t mind having to queue. I kid you not when I say that you will have the best smoked meat sandwich you’ve ever had in your life here. Aside from the sandwich, you have to order the fries and pickle on the side. This place is so damn good, I actually wrote an entire post on it – click here to read more about why you must try Schwartz’s Deli.

      3. Find a food festival

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      If you’re visiting Montreal in the summer, you’re in luck – there are festivals galore, all of which will likely involve food (it’s a win-win, really). We happened to stumble upon a mac n cheese festival with a bunch of food trucks all serving up different variations of the classic. We also went to the Just For Laughs festival where they had a fantastic food section serving up some great dishes from local establishments. One of my favourites was Birona Hummus Bar’s vegetable stew with tender chicken on a bed of couscous.

      4. Craft beer

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      Although best appreciated in the summer, Montreal is home to a variety of pubs that serve up a range of local and international beer. If you are in the city during the warmer months, you’ll be spoiled for choice of restaurants with outdoor seating. A stroll down some of the more popular, pedestrian-friendly streets will lead you to a variety of restaurants and bars with patios. Regardless of which one you decide to enjoy a pint at, rest assured that you’ll find some local brews on the menu.

      5. Honey donut balls at Mr. Puffs Pastry

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      These delicious honey-drenched dough balls were a glorious discovery in Montreal. I had seen Mr. Puffs Pastry around Montreal before, but didn’t decide to try them until I saw their food truck at the Just For Laughs Festival. I tried the honey dipped and creamy caramel dough balls, both of which were absolutely divine. Honestly, these were so damn good and just writing this is making me crave them.

      6. When in doubt, pop into the first cute cafe you see

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      Montreal is home to a variety of cute cafes, so you can never really go wrong just choosing a random one on the street to enjoy a coffee and some baked goods.


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    2. 臨近12月及聖誕,又是時間密密出動買衫、買褲、買禮物,而尖沙咀海港城則是城內數一數二的 shopping 勝地。今天,介紹海港城內 Three on Canton 的新出下午茶及雞尾酒,兩款都是甜魔媽媽心水推介!

       

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      先由「冬日戀曲下午茶 Winter Spice High Tea」($488/兩位) 開始介紹:下午茶由即日至2019年1月31日供應,可選在 Three on Canton(室內)或 Be on Canton(室外花園位)享用,這天我們選了舒適室內沙發位,但同時又侍者將下午茶擺到室外,正正是相幾先食!

       

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      下午茶最特別是表面有75度冧酒的 薑味法式燉蛋,來到賓客面前會即席以火鎗點燃以製造焦糖脆面,燉蛋的托盤則以乾冰包圍著,瞬間白煙與火光交錯、冰火交融、仙氣飄飄,超級謀殺相機記憶體啊!

       

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      始終室外本身光線充足,較難捕捉火光,一會兒再分享室內版本。也趁機介紹下午茶飲品,遇上寒冷冬日,或是想養生的朋友,建議嘗試新推出的 玉桂蜜糖薑茶,暖胃有益;此外也可選擇花茶、果味梳打,甚至雞尾酒如 Mojito、Cosmopolitan、長島冰茶都不用加錢!

       

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      接著介紹鹹點:可以先吃清新怡人的 車厘茄水牛芝士玉桂粟米餅,再品嚐較濃郁的 鵝肝凍批配香橙薑味果醬;也很喜歡 玉桂番薯餅配黑松露辣根汁,組合新奇、惹味可口,最後長得像漢堡的 栗子火雞三文治配紅莓醬 則是飽肚之選,吃完晚餐也可以跳過!

       

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      甜點們更加色彩繽紛,包括嬌艷軟滑的 紅莓芝士蛋糕、小巧美妙的 黑朱古力百利甜酒松露棒棒糖檸檬士多啤梨白朱古力慕絲、香甜脆口的 馬卡龍,以及個人十分喜愛、甜美可口的 雜果栗子朱古力撻,以及質感軟滑細膩、味道香甜交錯的 佛手柑焦糖慕絲

       

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      最後,品嚐下午茶少不得新鮮焗製的鬆餅;餅廚悉心炮製香濃朱古力鬆餅,鬆餅內佈滿香甜幼滑的朱古力粒,可配上酸甜可口的香橙果醬享用,配以熱茶或玉桂蜜糖薑茶最是美妙~順便,也補一張室內同時見火光及白煙的照片,這個下午茶,真是視覺味覺雙重的享受!

       

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      特地選了熱飲,也是為了留下 Quota,品嚐酒吧新出的兩款絕美 Cocktail:為慶祝品牌成立190周年,法國嬌蘭與 Three on Canton 合作推出兩款既芳香又優雅的香氛雞尾酒 ($120/杯)。

       

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      首先是以 Mon Gurelain Eau de Toilette 淡香氛為靈感,並以 Hendricks、薰衣草糖漿、雲尼拿、紅莓、檸檬汁調製的 Mon Guerlain Goddess,Cocktail 有著豐富果香,口味溫柔又清新,加上兩朵沾有 Mon Guerlain 香氛的牡丹花,正正體驗了女神的氣質。

       

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      另一杯是以 Eau de Cologne Imperiale 帝皇之水為靈感的 The Imperial,Cocktail 與香水一樣有著「皇室蜜蜂」的尊貴標誌,由 Jim beam、Amaro montenegro、Dom benedictine、君度酒、苦橙精油及 Rosemary 混成,酒味明顯及濃烈,較適合男士享用~

       

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      無論是愛酒還是愛嘆下午茶的朋友,下次在海港城逛累了都可以去休息兼充電哦~~~

       

       

      Three on Canton

      地址:尖沙咀廣東道13號海港城港威酒店3樓

      電話:2113 7828

      Facebook:Three on CantonGateway Hotel, Marco Polo Hotels

       

      ** 想得知最新飲食情報,可追蹤 甜魔媽媽;欲得知甜魔一家消息,就追蹤 Matthew and Chloe 吧~~

    3. 好耐好耐… 好耐都冇見我啲朋友了!是晚黎到灣仔既 Assaggio Trattoria Italiana,原來最近新推出龍蝦牛扒 menu,似乎好豐富喔~
      由於我早到一步,所以先黎一杯冇酒精既 cocktail,仲有試試吧檯嗰邊既幾款小食。

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      Assaggio Trattoria Italiana

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      餐廳內

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      Happy Hour 吧

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      Iced Peach Tea

      頭盤前先有一籃 homemade 麵包,非常不錯。其中好鍾意自家製既番茄包包!

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      麵包籃

      然後就有「Lobster Catalana Salad」,以西芹,紅洋蔥,肉質滿滿既連殼龍蝦肉同檸檬汁調味。另外有好豐富,好飽肚既「Traditional Minestrone Soup」,非常多豆同薯仔粒!

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      Lobster Catalana Salad
      Boston lobster, red onion, Nocellara olives, lemon & oregano

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      Traditional Minestrone Soup
      With pesto genvese

      主菜方面,我地大家一齊點晒龍蝦意粉同肉眼扒。前者好重牛油蒜味,意粉亦好 al dente;後者既 prime rib 肉質非常鮮嫩,有一定油脂,非常香。當然唔少得 side dish 既熱辣辣薯條啦!

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      Whole Boston Lobster Taglierini
      Homemade semi-dried Datterini tomato, crab butter, Italian Parsley

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      Whole Boston Lobster Taglierini
      Homemade semi-dried Datterini tomato, crab butter, Italian Parsley

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      Whole Boston Lobster Taglierini
      Homemade semi-dried Datterini tomato, crab butter, Italian Parsley

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      35Oz Grilled USDA Prime OP Ribs
      French fries, vegetable caponata, green pepper sauce, gravy, Dijon mustard

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      35Oz Grilled USDA Prime OP Ribs
      French fries, vegetable caponata, green pepper sauce, gravy, Dijon mustard

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      35Oz Grilled USDA Prime OP Ribs
      French fries, vegetable caponata, green pepper sauce, gravy, Dijon mustard

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      Side Dishes
      French fries, Green Salad

      最後就係「Dessert Platter」。其中有我最愛既 tiramisu,義大利傳統做法,以生雞蛋同 mascarpone cheese 打成,濃濃滑滑,好滿足喔!

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      Dessert Tasting Platter
      Tiramisu, Caramel Panna Cotta, Chocolate Mousse

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      Caramel Panna Cotta

      Assaggio Trattoria Italiana
      Address: 灣仔港灣道2號香港藝術中心6樓
      Telephone: 2877 3999
      Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30 – 22:00
      Website: http://www.miradining.com/assaggio-wanchai/


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    • Hi Shirousa Thank you very much for your advice ??????
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