The 411 You may have heard about Laurier BBQ over the last year as the historic Montreal restaurant that worked with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey to give one of the most hyped renovations in Montreal’s restaurant scene. The relations with the celebrity chef have since ended but did you know that Laurier BBQ now offers a brunch menu? This made us very curious – a place that was quite popular and known for BBQ chicken is now doing brunch? Part of me was intrigued to try it since I never have and the other part of me wanted to see how you marry rotisserie chicken and brunch since you rarely see something like this.
Sain Bol – A new favourite spot
Healthy, market fresh, vegetarian friendly, gluten free options, constantly changing… These are words you would never associate with brunch. In a world of bacon and eggs, healthy tasty options seem to be foreign. Often times, if you want something healthy and tasty, you will need to look really hard among a sea of options which tend to be one or the other : places that are healthy and good for you often do not come off as tasty, while places that come off as tasty tend to not focus on health. Sain Bol, on the other hand, is a gift; a rare gem where chef Frederic Houtin serves up some amazing dishes inspired by market fresh and in-season ingredients.
Byblos Video Series
Welcome to our fourth installment of Montreal Breakfast Review’s video series. Today we travel to Iran via a Persian restaurant on Laurier street, Byblos. With a one of kind Persian brunch take a look at these really unique dishes.
Pyrus Bistronomique – Fancy Brunch with a twist
A recent appearance on the Montreal food scene, Pyrus offers us a bistro meets varied European cuisine approach to food. I was tipped off about this by one of my friends who is an even bigger foodie than me; she’s way pickier than I am, so I was curious to see what brunch would be like. I already like the area of Laurier with it nice shops, great little restaurants and quaint little neighbourhood with a great vibe.
Boite Gourmande – A kid friendly brunch spot
Right under the Bikram yoga studio on Laurier is this bustling little place called La Boite Gourmande. This place is similar to it’s hot yoga neighbour in that it’s always full of people, without the 45 degrees of heat. La Boite Gourmade has always perplexed me. I keep passing by it and always wanted to go and check it out. This day, it just happened as we ended up wanting do something on Laurier street and I figured I could finally check this little spot out.
Chez Levesque – Bistro meets Brunch and a touch of class
Brunch at Chez Levesque is something I have been wanting to try since I started this site. I have read various peer reviews of this place and all of them very positive; although, I do not know anyone that has tried it. For one reason or another I rarely end up in this area for brunch, so one day after trying out a yoga class in the area myself and two friends decided to try it out and see what it’s like and if the reputation is merited.
Lemeac – Refinement and Style all in one
Up on Laurier, Lemeac is a place that has had some solid chatter among foodies for some time. It’s a French bistro on a part of Montreal that I am in love with; the street and restaurants have an air of refinement and reputation for good food. I have seen Lemeac’s reputation for brunch on various foodie sites and have always been curious about it. How would it be, is it all hype, what will the prices be, will it be worth it? All these questions have been swimming in my head for over a year and this time I decided to take the plunge and explore it. Lemeac had something in store for me.