Like other big cities, Montreal’s culinary landscape is replete with a variety of influences, but there are a number of restaurants dedicated to representing the Quebec terroir on a plate. From giants like Au Pied de Cochon, where the rich, over-the-top fare captures the very essence of the region’s traditional cuisine, to spots like Candide and Hoogan et Beaufort, where the focus is on fresh local ingredients, the approaches to Québécois cuisine are as varied as they are delicious.
It’s tough to squeeze all of the province’s “signature” food into one guide, so a few key components of Quebec’s culinary traditions can be found elsewhere. Jewish traditions, for example, exert a strong influence in Montreal, and can be found over here; the cuisine of the Caribbean (Haiti, in particular) also has a major presence in the city, and that food guide is right here. And finally, Quebec’s most internationally famous dish, poutine, gets its very own guide here.Read More