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Montreal “Pancake Day” Is Today

A great excuse to cheat on your weekly diet.
Montreal “Pancake Day” Is Today

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What better way to beat the cold today but to warm up your stomachs with some tasty, sweet fluffy deliciousness a.k.a. one of the greatest gastronomic creations ever PANCAKES ! Did you know that Pancake Day also known as Shrove Tuesday has been celebrated by breakfast enthusiasts since the 1800s .. so strap on your skates or attach some chains to your tires kids and get out today and enjoy some good ol fashioned breakfast gluttony !

Top 3 Personal Picks to Celebrate Pancake Day in Montreal :

Le Gros Jambon

*****

Old Montréal

Breakfast, Burgers, Diner

286 Notre Dame O

Prohibition

*****

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Breakfast, Southern/Soul, Bistro

5674 Monkland Ave

Café Santropol

*****

Plateau Mont-Royal

Sandwiches/Subs, Breakfast, Vegetarian

3990 Rue St-Urbaim

p.s Here's some brain food while your either eating or waiting for your pancakes today !

- The largest number of pancake flips in the shortest amount of time is currently 349 flips in two minutes, a record achieved by Dean Gould in Felixstowe, Suffolk, in 1995.

- While in Britain tend to keep our pancake ingredients nice and simple, in Newfoundland, Canada, objects with symbolic value are added to the batter to be cooked. These items are then used to interpret different messages about the future - for example, a pancake served with a ring inside may signify marriage.

- In France, it is traditional while flipping a pancake to hold a coin in one hand and to make a wish.

- The largest stack of pancakes ever cooked was made up of 60 pancakes and was an impressive 76cm tall.