Invigorated by the long hours of sunlight and newfound heat, Montrealers are quick to shed their bulky layers and stroll along the streets, unable to wipe that goofy smiles off their face.
Spring is not only beautiful because the weather has FINALLY warmed up, but also because our city is gearing up for festival season. There are several tiers of festivals in Montreal. Of course, we got the big guys like F1, Murale, and Osehaga, but you can 't forget the local community festivals, that sometimes gather just as many people but back 10X more charm.
This month head to the charming and booming east-end neighborhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve for Marché De Fleurs d'Hochelaga. From May 19th-21st at Place Simon Valois.
This is a kid-friendly event hosted by the borough and its fellow business, there will be a huge assortment of flowers for sale and other vendors, and there will be a very special butterfly show! There is a lot to look forward to, and the best part it's totally FREE.
Can't make it to the Bas Saint-Laurent this summer? No problem. The city's latest culinary catch, Pincette, is landing in Old Montreal.
Led by Chef Khelil Ben Ammar formerly of Nelligan and Su, and "inspired by Montreal's vibrant culinary scene," the new Montreal lobster bar aims to "bring the East Coast experience to Montreal," according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.
The décor sets the scene. The dining room evokes an elevated lobster shack with a "chic Montreal-European vibe." It even has charming lobster trap light fixtures.
Among the mouthwatering menu items are lobster mac n' cheese, a lobster roll, lobster poutine and a lobster club sandwich, as well as many other seafood treats and dishes (gotta highlight the cod fritters!).
In what can only be described as WTF, a video posted to Café Myriade's Instagram page shows an unknown individual approach a row of flowers planted in front of the cafe's avenue du Mont-Royal location and pull out a whole bunch of them while another individual looks on.
But the real question is: why?
For its part, the café did have a good sense of humour about this.
Café Myriade told MTL Blog that this happened at 3:45 a.m. on Monday morning. They didn't file a police report.
"We did replant what we could," they said.
"If it needs some filler we will gladly do some gardening."