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post #61 of 199
Just had a thought today. We should decide on a date soon. Those of you who would like to dine at Normand Laprise's restaurant Toqué should think of making reservation pretty soon.


Count about 120$ per person without wine and service.



This is the best restaurant in Montréal.
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post #62 of 199

Le Toqué!

Your figure is a little conservative Isa. However, if the US exchange rate is still at 40% next year, it will still be a great deal!

Thank you Glutz for the kind offer!

CoolJ, It will be such a treat to meet you!

This is getting exciting. :D
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post #63 of 199
I'm all for Montreal! June, May, it doesn't really matter to me. Kimmie, I didn't see any Irish pubs on your list:lips:
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post #64 of 199
OH man...that gets to be tricky for me....the end of May not labor day is the big event at Mal Maison, the first Sat in June is the start of market.....I'd be ok at the end of June or first of May....
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post #65 of 199
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Re: Toque

That would be great to dine at Toque. The nice thing about the last couple of Cheftalk dining events was that it was about $55-75 without wine & service, which probably made it easier for people to want to fly out, stay in a hotel, invite their spouses, kids, etc.

I wonder if there is a restaurant that would still be a unique fine dining experience in Montreal but more reasonably priced?
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post #66 of 199
This sounds like a very nice restaurant and that raises my concern. The last meal was $55.00 a person excluding wine. By the time all was said and done it was $98.00 a person. Here are couple things to keep in mind.

The last event was great because the restaurant was one in which we could move around freely, talk freely, and have an all around good time. My concern is if we are a restaurant that is too nice we will have to mind our manners so to speak. I think what we need is a restaurant that can accomodate a good amount of people (15 to 20 hopefully more), the price is right, and will allow us the freedom to move around and talk, take pictures etc. It also has to be economical for people like Jim who bring their whole family (wife and three kids).

I am not at all opposed to Toque, it sounds wonderful, but like I said I am concerned not all will be able to take part if it is too expensive. Especially since it seems these are becoming more regular gathering.


I think we should try get a few options together.
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post #67 of 199
Let's see:[list=1][*]January - too cold and no money after the holidays.[*]February too soon after January and too busy because of Valentines day.[*]March - too blustery too soon after recovering from Valentines day.[*]April - Lovely time of year. Still too cold in Canada. Geese starting to return to the North. Too much Geese poop.[*]May - A lovely time of year, but not good for Mich to travel.[*]June - Summer beginning, family vacations, school ending, Mich popping :)[*]July - Summer Vacations, 4th of July in Americaa, not Canada, bad time.[*]August - Vacations ending, getting ready for school.[*]September - School starts again, bad time.[*]October - Starting to get cold again. Geese starting to leave Canada. Too much Goose poop.[*]November - starting to gear up for the holidays, getting cold. Goose poop starting to freeze, creates walking hazard. Can't have Mich slipping while carrying the little one.[*]December - Holiday season. Very busy time, gotta prep those Geese, teach them to poop so much![*]January - See last January.[/list=1]
Maybe next year:confused:
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post #68 of 199
Nicko, I think you are right. Toqué is a shoebox, really tiny and sort of romantic. Though incredible in every way, it probably wouldn't be appropriate for a larger group.

Kimmie and Isa, I remember having an absolutely magical evening at Le Petit Moulinstar in the dead of winter. It was the first snow of the year, there were about 12 of us, and we were the only ones in the restaurant. We had an incredible view of the huge pristine white snowflakes falling on beautiful Old Montreal, and upon leaving the restaurant, we had a mandatory snow ball fight. I'll never forget it!

In the Spring/summer, of course, the place will be busier, but there is that room in the back which I think we could reserve for the group. Also it's great for kids because it has TONS of Tintin paraphenalia, including the comic books themselves. It's cheaper, really good - though more casual- fare, and a place that brings out the kid in everyone. What do you think?
post #69 of 199
I think we need to amke sure we are all talking about the same dollars :-) Today $1.00 Canadian will cost you about $00.62. If Isa is talking about $120 Canadian, we're talking about $75 US.
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post #70 of 199
Slipping on frozen goose poop?!? Chrose, you're nuts!!:eek: :D

Really, if May turns out to be the best month, I'll just have to catch up with you all at the next reunion. I think that June is really the earliest I can travel.

However, I really don't know what the goose poop situation is like at that time of year.
post #71 of 199
Alright then it's settled! We'll all show up at Mich's place. Bring lots of pickles and chocolate ice cream.

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post #72 of 199
I was not suggesting Toqué as a place where we could all meet. AToo overprice for that. I was just thinking that should some people coming to Montreal would like to go dine there, the reservation should be made soon.


There are quite a few Irish pubs in town.


For a group dinner, a party for all of us, we should reserve a room of our own, many restarants in town have private dining room for party. I suggest French, not to expensive.


But first we need a date.
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post #73 of 199
June sounds great... especially for families looking to take the kids on a road trip... End of May might be tight as school is not out yet.
Thanks for considering price as a factor, too. I have to agree that our last dinner was exceptional because we were able to 'mingle' (as well as the phenomenal food). Is there some middle-ground eatery that would be suited for us?
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post #74 of 199
Isa? Kimmie? since I have you both on line at once, what do you think about Moulinsart?
post #75 of 199

Le Petit Moulinsart

Hi Anneke,

For people who like Tintin, the decor is interesting and they serve I don't know how many kinds of Belgian beer. I never ate there but I know a lot of people who were disappointed.

I also know where they buy their vegetables and because we have a close proximate relationship, we have borrowed/bought vegetables from the chef and we know what he thinks of the food: he despises it!!! :eek:
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post #76 of 199
Eek! Never mind then! Boy have things ever changed in five years! It's funny, the very last meal we had there was so-so, and we never thought much of it but now i'm wondering if it wasn't the beginning of the end...

Ok then, what about Le Grill Bistro (I think that's what it's called). Very quaint, could probably fit all of us.


Kimmie, is Les Chenêts still around? That place had the most amazing food, though inapropriate for this event (stuffy, pricey).
post #77 of 199

Les Chenêts

I will check that and get back to you. Haven't been there in quite a while.

As far as Moulinsart is concerned, they reached the end at the very beginning!

Isa suggested "Le Toqué!" and I second that. It seats about 60 people. As long as we reserve well in advance, there should be no problem.

There's also Les Halles. I used to know the :chef: but that's another story.

La Queue de cheval is another good one, for steak amateurs.

In Old Montreal: Gibby's is not to be forgotten as well as Le St-Amable or La Marée. Delmo (seafood) used to be very good but I haven't been in a long time. Oh, and Chez Queux!!

:rolleyes:
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post #78 of 199
I have pleasant memories of Chez Queux. I was married there...:)
post #79 of 199
How about a French/Quebec restaurant? Since many have never come here why not sample the local cuisine.
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post #80 of 199
This is embarassing but I don't remember ever being in one! What do you have in mind?
post #81 of 199
I really like the idea of local cuisine, sounds great to me.
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post #82 of 199
What do you have in mind Isa? Poutine, franks and beans? :confused:
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post #83 of 199
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This is so great that there are so many of you who are "in the know" with Montreal's restaurants and have already come up with so many great ideas. I am getting really excited about the next reunion.
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post #84 of 199
How can you think I would feed peole food I don't even eat myself? ;)


Seriously I have no specific restaurant in mind. Just thought a French restaurant with a private dining room would be nice.
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post #85 of 199

Like it...

a lot! I'm sure we'll find something everyone will be comfortable with.

:p
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post #86 of 199

Thanks

Isabelle,Kimmie and everyone else,

Thank you guys for coming up with so many ideas.
Half the fun for me was getting involved with the planning of the east coast shindig.
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post #87 of 199
Thank you guys for your vote of confidence.

:p
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post #88 of 199
Howdie! Can any of ya'll send me directions to this Montreal place. I can't find it anywhere on the US map! Is it a long way from Texas? Do they have pick-up's at the local Hertz?
Hey! My wife said she just got $ 239. RD trip to Paris today.
Is Paris as good as this Montreal place?
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post #89 of 199
Too funny Kyle, especially since I'm not Irish! ;)
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post #90 of 199
Panini I can't give you accurate directions to Montreal from Texas, but I have to ask, this RD trip to Paris for $239, would that be Paris Ontario ?
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