Monday, February 22, 2010

Montreal: Highlights Festival 2010

This week Jerry and I are enjoying our favorite city, Montreal. The City is celebrating its annual Montreal Highlights Festival which is a celebration of arts, food, and winter activities. There are culinary extravaganzas and shows (we went to a Celebration of Cheese last weekend). Musical, dramatic, and comedy performances at a number of theatres. And then all the fun activities in the Old Port/Old Montreal, our favorite. Ice skating, ferris wheels, bands on the nighttime stage, fireworks, acrobats, bonfires where we can roast sausages and marshmallows (my fave). And on Sunday there will be the annual musical concert comprised of the horns, bells, and whistles of the ships wintering in the port. (maybe a few church bells as well). I'll have more about that with pics after sunday.

The weather has been beautiful: a little snow, a lot of sun, temps right around 32. But snow is coming over the next 3 days. Maybe up to a foot. I'm smiling, because that's what we come here for in the middle of winter.

Eating? Of favorite Montreal activity (next to naps in the winter afternoon). Breakfast at Le Cartet on McGill: excellent omelet with asparagus and comforting hot chocolate bowl. Dinner: Marichi's a new Indian restaurant on Place d'youville in Old Montreal. Very good. nice atmosphere, warm and inviting, not too noisy. Late afternoon lunch: Cafe Griffintown on NotreDame West. Odd little neighborhood spot with limited menu but excellent meatballs! At home: great cheese, mandarin oranges, almonds, and baguette

1 comment:

Jennie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I've missed the traveling Baesels! Glad to see you're relaxing in Montreal. I need to get there someday so I can have a bowl of chocolate - really, nothing sounds better than those three words!