I can´t emphasize how I’m mesmerized by the beauty of Montreal, and by the abundance of diverse areas to visit and savour. I am here to share a little bit on my experience in this fascinating bilingual city, whether it´s in areas I have discovered or others I continue to fall in love with each time I revisit.
Montreal is known to be a multi-cultural city so it´s never a surprise to find any ethnic restaurant that comes to mind, whether it´s Lebanese, Korean, or Nigerian. However since I´m a fanatic for Asian food I have spent most of my time and appetite on Asian-inspired restaurants (this makes me pretty predictable at times). I have been hearing about this popular funky restaurant named KoKo for ages and how it has won awards for it´s menu and conceptual design, so I decided to try it out with some friends of mine. KoKo is located in a chic boutique hotel under the name Opus and serves “sharing-style food that blends Eastern flavors with Western culinary techniques”. My friends and I admired the restaurant´s contempo yet engaging atmosphere, and the food there was beyond exquisite. We definitely enjoyed the concept of sharing our dishes… so I´m definitely going back there again!
My other delightful experience at an Asian restaurant in Montreal was at the famous Mikado. This place is known for it´s colorful and appealing sushi and maki dishes, and it praises itself on its attention to detail and aesthetics- mainly the handmade elements of the restaurant like the decor and tableware. I can´t describe how gratifying our dishes were (to both our eyes and taste buds), and how much my friends and I enjoyed the cozy atmosphere in addition to the beautiful sunshine.
I wish I can have more time to go back to my favorite restaurants and try out all the new ones at the same …if only our summer days were longer *sigh*.