ask Caroline about
bakery • music venues • cocktail bars • food markets • boutiques • art galleries • diner
What do you do and why do you do it?
Account Manager in a Branding Agency! I do it because it feeds my creative side and I like the contact with the clients. And on top of that I get the chance to talk about food all day because we are specializing in food industry! Other than my work I paint in my free time, go to concerts, art exhibitions, good dinners with friends!
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
Damien Rice, Cannonball - Family of the year, Hero - Metric ,Twilight Galaxy - The Black Keys, Too Afraid to Love you - Mr. Big, To be with you - Radiohead, Creep - Cake, I Will Survive - Coeur de Pirate, Francis - Gary Clark Jr., Numb -Lana Delrey, Blue Jeans
What are the best TV shows of all time?
Breaking Bad! Everything is good about this serie! Dexter - Narcos - Master of None - Modern Family
Name some spots in Montreal that are good for a Tinder date.
Big in Japan Bar would be my first choice, Top of Mont-Royal, Rouge Gorge, Le Vin Papillon, Snowbird Tiki Bar, Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill if you feel jazzy. Atwater Cocktail Club if you want original cocktails.
Who’s your hero and where in Montreal would you take them out for a serious hang?
West Anderson, my favourite artist! I love his vision, his images! I think I would go for a walk around Habitat 67 for the interesting architecture of this building. And bring him to one of Montreal theme bar like the Snow bird Tiki Bar.
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
La petite garçonne , Unicorn, Top Shop at The Bay, Aritzia.
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
Le Plateau for all the different bars, restaurant and cool shopping spots!
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Usually If I LOVE to do something in my City I will do it ! So maybe do the whole Murals Circuits at one
What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Montreal and where did you get it?
It's outside of Montréal (St-Benoit-de-Mirabel) : Au Pied de Cochon Sugar Shack. I can't tell a particular dish because it was a crazy amount of different decadent plate, they feed you so much that they give you take out containers in the first food service. If you can’t leave Montreal, you can always try Au Pied de Cochon from the same Chef where they serve Foie gras is the star, they even have a foie gras poutine!
Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Montreal that you particularly like?
VV Taverna, it's weirdly located, the decor haven changed since the late 80's. The music is cheesy and you find a mix of cool people and old-timers.
What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Montreal? How much did it cost and what did you get there?
I eat once at Toqué, probably one of the most expensive restaurant I went to. I don't know how it cost as I was there with a supplier from a past job.
What restaurant in Montreal looks crap, but the food’s amazing?
Qing Hua for the best dumpling, they are juicy and a lot of flavours to choose from! You can even buy them frozen for home.
Where can you get the best cocktail in Montreal? Which one do you like?
The Atwater Cocktail bar , I think the name of the cocktail was Le Bouquet : Figue - Cucumber, Thyme, Eggs white, Bitters, Lavender and Cranberry Syrup, Citrus, Suze and Gin
Where would you take your partner in Montreal if you wanted to really pamper them?
He love's massage so I think I would bring him to Bota Bota for a good massage.
Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?
Fresh Curd Cheese ! OMG!!! They are sooooo good! If you are more a sweet tooth you need to try everything with Maple Syrup!
What’s the one place you think is overrated in Montreal?
Restaurant l'Avenue on Mont-Royal Avenue for brunch, there is always a big line-up and seriously it doesn't worth your precious time waiting in a line-up for the food they serve. It's not bad, but it's not worth the wait and there are tons of better brunch place in Montreal!
What’s the one place you think is underrated in Montreal?
Montréal Hot-Dog for the best poutine!
What are the Montreal spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Depending on the season but if we are in the summer: a drink on the roof top terrace of Hotel Nelligan in Old Montréal. Ride the subway. A walk on Plaza St-Hubert for a good dose of Kitch. A walk in Park Lafontaine. A visit in a small gallery, my favourite one is Station 16 gallery. Also in the summer there is Village au Pied-du-Courant, under Jaques-Cartier Bridge. And if they have the chance: assist at a free concert in Quartier des Spectacles or Chalet du Montreal!
Tomorrow’s your last day in Montreal. How do you spend it?
I would wake up and go for brunch. I will go shop on St-Laurent Street.Then I will go grab some food at Jean-Talon Market for a late dinner pick nick at Laurier Park or Jarry Park. I will then go party to one of my favourite bars and finish with a late-night poutine. Oh and somewhere along that I will grab some bagels to bring back home.
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
So far; New-York for the shopping, bars and food and Huntington Beach for the beach, surf, chill vibe and cool people