Polish Off MontrealMontreal, Canada
It’s easy to find superb food in Canada’s coolest city, but eating like a Montrealer is another experience altogether. Local pals Danny and Anne-Marie have stitched together a small-group tour of their favourite tastes in Little Italy and the up-and-coming Mile-Ex neighbourhood. At Marché Jean-Talon you’ll wander aisles of lovingly arranged produce and meet owners of artisan dairy stalls and creative charcuteries who will ply you with ice cream and cured meats.
Your guides will share the history of the region over fresh coffee, brief you on the influence of immigration as you pile pickles onto Salvadoran pupusas (thick savoury pancakes packed with fillings) and introduce you to sour beer at a craft brewery decked out in blush tones, wood and marble. The final touch is a picnic in a park, where old men play cards beneath the trees. We won’t divulge the complete menu, but it’s a finger-licking affair. Make Montreal home, at least for a day.
- Sampling an eclectic array of foods from around the globe including El Salvadoran food, gelato, charcuterie, coffee, beer and comfort food with passionate and knowledgable guides
- An excellent insight into the hidden eateries and more unusual restaurants outside the typical tourist area of Montreal
- Hanging with like minded foodies
- Watching the waste line? You’re on holiday…forget it
Go with Spade & Palacio from US$70.
Montreal is in Canada’s south-east. The three-hour Beyond the Market tour runs Thursday to Monday each week.