Dining out across
It’s always our pleasure to make you hungry by carefully selecting the best of the restaurants in the country.
This new dim sum restaurant in Montreal’s suburbs is so beautifully decorated that you will probably spend extra time there just to snap the perfect Instagram-worthy photo. Splashed with neon lights and glass tabletops, the vibe is an ode to the kitsch of 1970s Chinese-American restaurants. Behind the brilliance of this Montreal gem, is mastermind owner Dan Pham, who also owns many other trendy and blooming restaurants in the city, like Le Blossom and Red Tiger. On the exquisite menu at Miss Wong, you can find surprising fusion dishes such as beef carpaccio with yuzu sauce, and bao buns filled with porchetta char siu; though they also serve delicious Chinese staples such as savory dumplings with peanut sauce. Regarding the cocktails, Miss Wong definitely proposes some creative ideas which are sure to spark your interest; their wonderful combinations include cognac mixed with shitake and a pina colada with Chinese spices.
Miss Wong– 1780 Avenue Pierre Péladeau
Many restaurants in Montreal’s Little Italy neighborhood play the authentic card, though only a few really deliver the ultimate Italian experience. Thankfully, that is not the case with this newcomer. Signorvino offers a Florentine-inspired menu, along with what must be the most impressive collection of imported wines we have seen in Montreal for a long while. You can start your night with a classic cocktail such as a spritz or negroni, while snacking on some cold cuts to pay homage to the real aperitivospirit. Be sure to have an appetite for their meatballs, fresh pasta dishes (we strongly suggest you try the gnocchi), and decadent desserts. As for the vast selection of wines, even if you are not very knowledgeable, don’t be shy to ask all your questions for the best pairing to go with your meal; it will be their pleasure to guide you.
Signorvino – 6961 Saint Laurent Boulevard
This place is for people who take cocktails very seriously and who continue to wonder why Netflix hasn’t yet produced a drinks equivalent of Chef’s Table. Those behind the bar at 472 Queen Street are true innovators, so it’s no surprise to find them on the list of ‘World’s Best Bars’ for 2018. Housed in a stylish venue, with a trendy apothecary vibe and candles everywhere, Bar Chef features a grandiose beverage offering – bourbon and scotch fans will certainly rejoice with their lengthy lists. Each enticing beverage arrives with panache and pomp, leaving you an experience you won’t soon forget.
Bar Chef – 472 Queen Street W
Located within the Hotel Georgia, Vancouver’s most luxurious hotel, Hawksworth exhibits intimate and refined dining at its best. It was even recently named the third best restaurant in Canada. Whether you’re enjoying a drink at the sleek bar or a private dinner, you will find yourself experiencing the next level of west coast dining. But don’t expect a stilted atmosphere as soon as you cross the door: this prime restaurant is all about a lively and casual vibe. Hawksworth’s menu presents plenty of fresh fish, such as Hamachi ceviche with sea buckthorn, and a seared albacore with flageolets, chorizo, and smoked carrot; there are also options of locally-raised meat dishes. However, the star of their menu is definitely the foie gras parfait with hibiscus and bacon, as well as with their impressive wine selection.
Hawksworth– 801W Georgia St