Don’t think anyone knows this but when I first moved to Canada my family and I moved to Montreal. We lasted 2 years before my dad got a gig in Toronto. I was much younger to enjoy anything around that age but now that I’ve had the opportunity to visit Montreal a few times I feel like I know the city quite well. This recent trip was to celebrate our 5 year Wedding Anniversary. However I must say that it was extremely special in all aspects. I got a chance to work with The Tomahawk Group Hospitality for my dinning experience for all 3 days. Which meant I got a a chance to try some of the most exclusive and delicious spots in town. There are 5 different restaurants under The Tomahawk Brand each ranging in price, food, culture and ambiance. I got a chance to do Brunch, Lunch and Dinner at 4 of the 5 restaurants. Below you will find a breakdown of all the restos plus some drooling food pics that will make you want to go to Montreal just to try! Hope you enjoy the post!
Santos – We arrived on Thursday evening and this place was our first stop. Santos is a tapas bar serving beautifully created Spanish tapas curated by the youngest Chef I’ve met so far, Clarisse Jolicoeur; 25 year old driven female with nothing but magic in her hands!
Tommy – Instagram Heaven. We all know that all of us find out about the next stop though the gram, so I got a chance to eat Brunch at this stunning spot with hubby on Friday Morning. Everything about this place screams beautiful! We ordered the 3 variations of toasts and I kid you not we had to order two rounds because they were so good. My favorite was the Mushroom & Goat Cheese with Honey and the hubby fell into a food coma with the Avacodo Toast. They also have the most amazing bakery and we indulged in almost everything ; Chocolate & Almond Croissants and the infamous Nutella Cronut and of course Lattes were a must. Once I made more room in my stomach I ordered the Acai Bowl. Its my favorite thing to order for breakfast. This one was super pretty and super yummy, filled with fresh fruits and delicious granola and coco nibbles.
Dolcetto – By far one of the best Italian Restos Ive tried till now. The best thing is that its the first time Ive had Italian in a Tapas style. If you go, make sure you grab a seat at the bar so you can watch them cook the entire meal. Hubby and I found the perfect spot and we got a chance to make conversation with the chef while eating and watching our food get prepared. Recommendation: Open Faced Ravioli, Margarita Pizza, unlike others they put the Mozzerela once the pizza is done and the cheese melts in your mouth. Its that fresh! Hubby loved the Lamb Chops!
To the left is the Lamb Chops, hubbys favorite item on the menu. To the middle is the Caprese Salad and to the right was one of my favs which was the open faced Lobster Ravioli.
Rockwood – Canadian Brasserie – We did dinner here the night before we left. A very mixed Canadian Menu with tons of options. We got a chance to do a tasting with the chef which meant we were served little plates with some of the popular items on the menu. What I love about each one of their restaurants is the freshness and local food flavor in each dish.
To the left is Seared New Brunswick Scallops, to the middle Tigatelli sauteed mushroom and Parmesan and to the right was one of the main courses fish of the day.
Hope these recommendations helped!