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post #1 of 199
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How about a brainstorm of ideas for the next Cheftalk reunion location? Seattle would be great - or even Italy, as Jim suggested.
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post #2 of 199
Canada sounds awesome to!
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post #3 of 199
Definitely Canada gets my vote. Lots to see and do here. My friend from New York who visited Montreal for the first time recently, swears that the most beautiful guys and gals in the world reside in Montreal. How about them apples? ;)

..Oh, and great food too!
post #4 of 199
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Montreal is a great idea. Anneke, you could show us all around the city and introduce us to its unique culinary delights.
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post #5 of 199
I've left Mtl 4 years ago so I'm sure much has changed since. But between Kimmie and Isa, I think we have that covered! (and I'll do my best too)

I'd recommend Toronto but Montreal has a much cozier athmosphere, not to mention that everything costs about a third less. Old-Montreal was my ol' stomping ground. As far as I'm concerned, for a weekend it's got everything that you could want!
post #6 of 199
how about Calgary ?
post #7 of 199
I have never been to Canada,
But if the freinds here on cheftalk are any indication of the type of people that are in Canada I would really love to come.

I look forward to a tour of Montreal by Kimmie,Anneke and Isa.

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post #8 of 199
I think I speak for the 3 of us CC when I say we'd be honoured!

..and yes, that's 'honoured' with a 'u', eh?! ;)
post #9 of 199
I'll start saving my pennies and cross my fingers for a good date (on the calendar, that is! :blush: ) I'll have to practice my French, with is rusty, to say the least! Bet I can get my husband to come along this time!
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post #10 of 199
Everyone speaks English there, not to worry...
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I wanna come too....

Do ya'll think you will ever make it out west?

Canada would sure be great though...
post #12 of 199
C'est fantastique!


Montreal is a great city. Charms of old Europe right next door. Great food, nice shopping and nice people.

For more on Montreal, check out the visitor’s guide.

I'm sure Kimmie will agree that we both could help plan activities, find hotel, suggest restaurants, take everyone on a culinary shopping trip around town and help with whatever else you all have in mind.

The Government of Quebec will also be happy to have you come visit and will send you tourist information should you ask them.

Click here to visit their website.
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post #13 of 199
If it's in Montreal, I'll be there. I've been there 6 or 7 times. That must say something about what a great city it is.

I hope that wherever the next reunion is, it's not around the time I deliver baby momoreg, or I won't be able to go!

But we still have time to negotiate. I can always bribe you guys with sweets, can't I?
post #14 of 199
I love Montreal!
People there are so friendly and nice. I have been practicaly everywhere, I have visited the five continents, but Montreal is one of my best travel destinations and the natural beauty of Canada it's so...
I haven't seen such a Nature before!!!!

On of the main reasons for going back to the States is to visit Canada again!



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"Muabet de Turko,kama de Grego i komer de Djidio", old sefardic proverb ( Three things worth in life: the gossip of the Turk , the bed of the Greek and the food of the Jew)
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post #15 of 199
Athenaeus , are you planning a trip?
post #16 of 199
Here's an unrealistic thought!
Let's rent a tour bus and go from Montreal up to Nova Scotia and then work our way back across Canada to CoolJ's house in Kamloops. BC is beyond Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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My latest musical venture!
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post #17 of 199
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Chrose, that bus is hilarious.

I have never been ANYWHERE in Canada, which is downright shameful. So it would be great to go and meet people who know the town.
I've also wanted to check out Seattle for a long time now - it's supposed to be a great town, too- I think we have a few Cheftalk folks out there, don't we?
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post #18 of 199
Way too cool, Chrose! We would need a couple of months...;)
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post #19 of 199
Of course, my vote goes to Montreal. The year after, we could go out West and meet with CoolJ!

Oh there's also our Visitors' Tax Refund program! Interested?

And Cape, it will be such a treat to show you around...




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post #20 of 199
I need the names of some great B&Bs in Montreal.
Also, Any wonderful Bistros or cafes you can recommend.
Raclette,warm potatoes and cornichons with grain mustard would set me at ease. Perhapes with Vouvrey
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post #21 of 199
I started my culinary training 2 hours north of Toronto, on the Georgian Bay. You have never seen a starlit sky until you have seen the skies over Canada!!
I am up for the "Great Northern ChefTalk Tour!":bounce:

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post #22 of 199
Or the sunset on top of Mont-Royal...
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post #23 of 199
Canada sounds awesome, all we need is some people up North to help plan it like Cape Chef and Momoreg did for the East coast gig.
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post #24 of 199
Afra, where abouts did you visit in Canada ?
post #25 of 199
Kimmie and I are both in Montreal Nicko, we can do the work. Right Kimmie?
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post #26 of 199
No problem!

Brad,

Here are at least two great B&Bs in the old part of town (where I live):

Auberge du Vieux-Port

Bonaparte

A few more will be opening soon as well, they are closed for renovation. I hope this helps.

There are lots and lots of bistros and cafés around:

Le petit Moulinsart and l'Actuel for a Belgian adventure

There are so many, can I send you documentation? Let me try to find "touristy" stuff during the weekend on the net!


P.S.: I haven't forgotten the "Raclette" part of your post. Working on it. When do you need that for? The best raclette place in town is at Kimmie's...


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post #27 of 199
La Fonderie, I think that's the name, on St- Denis did serve raclette at point. If not William Tell should have some.
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post #28 of 199
I'm all for Canada! Not that I can really afford to go anywhere at the moment, and I'd have to find a way to drive through Lake Michigan, but it sounds good.

Once upon a time, I was in love with a Canadian, and I haven't been there since before that.

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post #29 of 199

CC, there's also

LA RACLETTE You will have guessed already, la raclette is their signature dish!

Bistros:

Chez Gautier:
Elegant setting, an extension of the Pâtisserie Belge

Jardin Nelson:
Beautiful tree-decor atmosphere with classical or jazz band playing in the background; the crepes are commendable

Le Vaudeville:
Casual bistro, regular mussels and fries specials, cheap house wine, good filet mignon

Le Pistou:
Wonderfully seasoned steak and liver, great mushroom-stuffed pasta, beautiful presentation, in a friendly, open atmosphere.

Cafe Cherrier:
Pleasant cafe setting

Bistro L'entrepont:
Small (seats 28) and a bit cramped, but dinner is excellent (the appetizers, in particular are sensational)

Laloux:
Excellent, affordable French, great chef

Chez Lévêque
Very good French, although a bit on the pricy side, good atmosphere

BTW, love your taste in wine (Vouvray) ;)
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post #30 of 199
Approximately when might this event take place? I'm guessing the depths of winter could make planning difficult, with so many people driving or flying in.
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