We may not have a Nutella bar like some cities, but we do have a very, very serious love affair with the hazelnut chocolate spread. So, where do you go in Montreal when all you're really craving is Nutella? Besides the grocery store, of course, because in those cases all you need is a tub of Nutella and a spoon.
Here are some slightly classier ways to enjoy Nutella in Montreal:
End your meal of tacos and poutine grilled cheese with a pocket full of heavenly hazelnut spread and order L'Gros Luxe's Nutella Banana Hot Pocket. A puff pastry stuffed full of the divine flavour combo that is nutella+banana, topped with ice cream and a healthy chocolate drizzle, so basically everything you could ever want in a dessert.
BEVO offers Montrealers a cool, trendy spot where you can have a cocktail and a slice of pizza, while bumping to some good beats. We have one thing to say, Montreal: never, ever leave without getting their Nutella pizza. It is literally pizza dough covered with Nutella, aka a slice of Heaven for your taste buds.
Although many of our local breakfast spots have Nutella on their menu, Restaurant L'Avenue's banana and Nutella pancakes are a can't-miss dish for any Nutella fan. Fluffy pancakes, bananas sauteed in rum, dusted with coconut and the most delicious serving of hazelnut-y Nutella goodness.
Regine Cafe is a trendy brunch and lunch spot whose food puts a familiar spin on old school favorites. The reason we go? Their homemade Nutella is to die for. Get it with some of their crumpets and you will not be disappointed.
This cozy spot in Old Montreal has become a local favorite due to their amazing savory options (pizza crepe, anyone?). But, do you know what we hear? Their Nutella crepes are probably the best in the city. We're not arguing with this theory at all.
Cielo is a really fun tapas restaurant on St Laurent that has all the right characteristics to make us love it. Good vibe, great looking people and, above all else, Nutella. For dessert, order the fried gnocchi served on a plate of warm Nutella. You have never tried anything like it and you probably never will again.
La Cornetteria is a pastry shop straight out of Italy with a wide variety of cornetti (kind of like an Italian croissant?) and cannolis. In fact, they claim to be the only place in all of our beautiful city which serves fresh, authentic cornetti every morning. The best part? You can have it with Nutella!
When this incredible Italian restaurant opened up, we gave you the full tour. We just wanted to remind you of something that may have slipped your mind: homemade Nutella and Amaretti cookie ice cream, topped with chocolate bark. We don't need to say anymore, do we?
You might already be familiar with Forno West, an Italian bakery in Westmount known for all kinds of yummy treats. But now the boulangerie/pâtisserie is giving you one more delicious reason to go — especially if you love Nutella.
Forno West has a brand-new Nutella machine, installed earlier this week, to make your favourite Italian delights even better.
The Nutella machine works like a pump. Once you pick a treat, the staff at Forno West start filling it up with as much chocolate-hazelnut goodness as possible.
"Right now, you can use the Nutella pump for our Sicilian brioches and to stuff little buns," Carmela Argento, Forno West's manager, told MTL Blog. However, Argento said Forno West plans to develop more options for baked goods they can stuff full of Nutella for you in the near future.
Even though the machine hasn't been used much yet, Argento gave us the inside scoop on a few of the incredible treats it has in the works with Nutella.
"What's really exciting is our plan to introduce a Nutella turnover without apples. We'll also give customers the option of having a Nutella turnover with almonds inside," she said.
A pâte feuilletée lined with frangipane could also soon be stuffed with Nutella, she said, and Forno West plans to call the creation a "Nufella."
A quick visit to Forno West's website will likely get your taste buds flowing with inspiration.
And, for those of you who are Nutella obsessed and can't get enough of the stuff (who could blame you?), you can always turn to this Nutella map of Quebec to guide you on a Nutella crawl of Montreal.
In Quebec, a vaccine passport is required to access many businesses and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.
Women will lead five of Quebec's eight largest cities following the 2021 municipal elections.
The biggest headline of the night may have been Valérie Plante's triumph over old foe Denis Coderre in Montreal, but across the province, the faces of municipal politics have become more gender-balanced.
According to the latest counts and projections, France Bélisle (Gatineau), Catherine Fournier (Longueuil), Évelyne Beaudin (Sherbrooke) and Julie Dufour (Saguenay) are all also on their way to their respective (and figurative) city hall corner offices.
In Quebec City, it seemed for a while like Marie-Josée Savard would join them. Multiple outlets had even called the election for her until the vote count for her opponent surged into the evening. Bruno Marchand ultimately claimed victory.
Mayor Plante commented on the historic nature of her second mandate in her victory speech Sunday night.
"Four years ago, Montrealers elected the first woman mayor in the history of the City of Montreal," she said.
"Tonight, they told us again, 'yes, this mayor, we're going to continue to work with her, we trust her!'"
This year, for the first time, Montrealers will have two women leading the city, as Projet Montréal's Dominique Ollivier is set to take over as president of the Executive Committee.
Have you ever had a food craving so intense you dropped everything just to satisfy it? True Nutella fans know this feeling all too well — when the urge for chocolate-hazelnut deliciousness strikes, all bets are off.
Thankfully, a new tool can help you navigate Nutella-related emergencies so you can satisfy your sweet tooth before getting too hangry. Nutella has created a map of Quebec dedicated specifically to finding Nutella dishes across the province.
Yup, that means Quebecers can pinpoint the nearest Nutella dish at any given moment.
According to a Nutella spokesperson, the digital map was made using the best suggestions from fans when asked their "favourite restaurant with a fabulous Nutella dish on the menu."
Montreal restaurants include NDG's Pizzeria Melrose, which has a Nutella pizza, Litte Italy's La Cornetteria, which has Nutella-filled pastries, the Plateau's St-Viateur, which serves a Nutella bagel like no other, and Rockaberry because of its Nutella pie.
The government is in the process of filling a Service Canada job bank and it's advertising salaries of between $61,152 and $65,887.
On an online recruitment page, the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) office says it needs to fill 45 benefits officer and program officer positions in Quebec and encourages qualified individuals to apply.
The only education requirement is a high school diploma.
While benefits officers review and process employment insurance applications, the government describes a wide range of duties for program officers, including coordination with local stakeholders regarding services from the ESDC.
Service Canada says it has EI processing centres and "program branches" in Montreal, Laval, Boucherville, Drummondville, Thetford Mines, Shawinigan, Quebec City and Saguenay, but that it may assign alternative workplaces to applicants who don't live in these areas.
In addition to a high school diploma, Service Canada is looking for applicants who have experience totalling six months "in delivering services or programs to the general public" or "interpreting and applying legislation or policies."
The language requirement is either French-only or French and English, depending on the position, according to the recruitment page.
Complete details about the positions available and the application process are online.