Sunday, February 22, 2015

Montreal tips?

Our big annual conference is in central Montreal next month. While I'll be at the hotel and in panels for most of the time, I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions for restaurants, cafes and shopping? I'm also planning to buy real Cadburys and other real chocolate so if anybody knows the best place to procure it (by which I mean biggest variety and best price), that would be lovely. Also if any Canadians/transplants know of any chains I should visit but might otherwise overlook, that would be great. I've not been to Canada for ages and know that some of the English stores (like M&S) have retreated from the market but any tips about British or Canadian stores would be most welcome. Thank you.


joyce said...

Holt Renfrew is sort of like Barneys/Saks. They have a big store downtown. But my favorite shop is Les Etoffes, and independent boutique in Mille End. They carry Rachel Comey, Alasdair, Dieppa Restrepo, etc.

I love eating at Lawrence, Dinette Triple Crown, Jean Talon Market.

Have fun!!

Moya said...

Thank you so much, Joyce!

Moya said...

Just went to Lawrence--it was great. The deserts were amazing.