Are you an absolute foodie like me? Looking to try something new? Or maybe looking to take your favourite dishes to the next level. Well, the team from Montreal's iconic Sushi Momo recently opened Casa Kaizen and it's worth a stop for your next meal.
Casa Kaizen is a plant-based restaurant that offers Mexican plates with a Japanese influence.
The perfect place for when your taste buds are craving an adventure and your craving something new on the Montreal food scene.
And yes, it's vegan, but trust me, this spot is for everyone...
One of the best parts about living in such a foodie and a diverse city is getting a variety of cultures and cuisines that combine to make for some pretty incredible menus.
Bringing together two cultures from opposite sides of the world, the Casa Kaizen team created plates, combining the culinary traditions and influences of two countries that offer simple, yet tasty plates.
You'll also find recipes from each country, like "tataki" and "sashimi" from Japanese and guacamole from Mexico.
And, of course, you can grab a margarita or some sake. There's also wine, other cocktails and mocktails.
Casa Kaizen's Decor Is Simply Breathtaking
Being in the heart of one of Montreal's trendiest neighbourhoods, walking Casa Kaizen gives you a sense of belonging and comfort, with a burst of creativity.
Decorated with neutral tones and pops of greenery, you'll definitely get a sense of the plant-based life, but not one that is too overbearing.
It's classy and sophisticated. Earthy and dreamy.
It's also incredibly cozy, so it's perfect for the winter months, or you can head outside to the patio on those perfect weather days.
The only thing you'll be dreaming of more than the food is the next chance you'll get to walk through the doors again.
It's A Great Way To Try The Plant-Based Lifestyle
From the same team that brought us Sushi Momo, Montreal's go-to place for vegan sushi, comes what they call "plant-based Asian tapas with a Mexican flair."
Whether you're new to the vegan lifestyle, been vegan for a while or just want to experience it for a meal, Casa Kaizan offers guests a variety of dishes, filled with passion and creativity.
And fruits and veggies, of course.
As Christian Ventura Alatorre, chef and owner of Casa Kaizen and Sushi Momo says, the restaurant is "Helping you to transition to a plant-based lifestyle one meal at a time."
Address: 16, ave. des Pins E., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: For some serious plant-based eats that bring the best of two delicious cuisines!
Team Canada has just announced its roster for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and 58 Quebecers are heading to the Games to make the country proud, according to a press release from the Canadian Olympic Committee.
From experienced medal winners to first-time Olympians, the Quebec athletes on Team Canada have every chance to bring home some gold.
The Campbell Bowl is a sterling-silver trophy named after him. It is presented annually "to the Western Conference team that advances to the Stanley Cup Final."
While the Canadiens typically play out of the Eastern conference, the pandemic caused the NHL to rejig its conferences and realign its teams into four new divisions.
As a result, the NHL decided that the winner of the Montreal Canadiens versus Vegas Golden Knights series would get the Campbell Bowl while the winner of the Tampa Bay Lightning versus New York Islanders series would get the Prince of Wales trophy, which typically goes to the Eastern Conference playoff winner.
Why is this victory so historic?
Not only is the fact that the Canadiens were contenders for the Campbell Bowl historic, but it's also a monumental victory for another reason.
Clarence Campbell himself once contributed to a Montreal riot that caused the Habs to forfeit a game.
On March 13, 1955, Montreal hockey legend Maurice "Rocket" Richard was high-sticked in the head by the Boston Bruins' Hal Laycoe. When the Bruins' Cliff Thompson intervened in the ensuing fight, Richard punched him in the face, causing him to bleed from his eye and rendering him unconscious.
Campbell made the decision to suspend Richard for the last three games in the regular season, as well as the playoffs — and his decision came to a head the following game against the Detroit Red Wings.
When Campbell arrived at the Montreal Forum on March 15, 1955, a tear gas bomb went off, forcing an angry Montreal crowd to spill out onto Rue Sainte-Catherine.
The Habs had to forfeit the game to Detroit after one period.
Fires were lit, glass was shattered and people were injured, causing Richard to broadcast a message to Montrealers the next day, saying that he would accept the punishment in an effort to stop the riots.
From the "Richard Riots" to the Campbell Bowl, this feels like a full-circle moment.
Why wouldn't the Habs touch the trophy?
The Montreal Canadiens did not touch the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl.
Did they touch it? (Since 1999)
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