In the past, Mother’s Day often meant enduring the interminable lines at Montreal’s many no-reservations brunch spots in an attempt to show mom or grandma how much you care. This being COVID times, no long queues await, and the delicious meal will have to be sent directly to her home, and then perhaps to yours, and then maybe, if technology cooperates, enjoyed “together” over Zoom.
For this year’s holiday — on May 9, for those yet to mark their calendars — several Montreal restaurants, such as Pastaga and Le Roseline, are offering special menus promoting local, seasonal produce. Some, like Le Flamant, are taking the opportunity to explore new culinary ground, while others still, including Le Pois Penché and Darna Bistroquet, are doubling down on what they do best: French bistro fare and Moroccan-leaning cuisine, respectively. And then, of course, there are the tried-and-true brunch spots, a treat any weekend, but especially this one.
The biggest Mother’s Day menu trends this year? Snow crabs and quiches — in one case, the two fuzed together. Get it, at Foxy, while it lasts.
If you need more ideas this Mother’s Day, there’s always this map of Montreal’s essential brunch restaurants open for takeout and delivery.Read More