Montreal is one of my favorite food cities. To me it’s like experiencing alternate reality — what if the French secured dominion over the colonies that were to become the United States? What if we called ourselves Les Etats- Unis?
In Montreal, there’s a similar food environment as there is here in the Northeastern United States, an analogous steady flow of immigrants influencing the cuisine — but all interpreted through a decidedly French sensibility. (I’ve wrote about this idea as applied to Jewish delis on Perceptive Travel not long ago.)
I do realize that there are other important differences that I’m blithely ignoring, but you get the idea.
Read my tips for a food-loving visit to Montreal on About.com