This year, from May 5 until September 26, Montreal's Sainte-Catherine street will be putting up their famous Boules Rose art installation for the fifth year in a row.
Those of us who have been for a stroll under these gorgeous, colourful balls know just how mezmerising the experience can be. Those of us not in the know? No worries. The installation spans for 1KM, between Papineau and St-Hubert, and is up for pretty much the whole summer.
That's not all there is to it, though. The street will be closed off to cars, as a kind of pedestrian summertime paradise; and, as an added bonus, most (if not all) restaurants on the street whip out their terrasses, to make for one awesome Montreal summer destination.
Typically, whenever we see photos of lavish hotels in the city, we assume their restaurants will cost an arm and a leg to eat at. But not always! Restaurant Renoir, which is attached to the 5-star Sofitel Montréal Hotel, has an ideal lunch table d'hôte special for anyone looking to dress up and treat themselves without breaking the bank.
The lunch table d'hôte is only $38 for a three-course meal, which includes the soup of the day, the "fish of the day, meat of the day or Risotto with tomatoes and saffron" and a tasty selection of desserts made by the pastry chef, Clément Tilly.
If ever you'd rather go for dinner, meals go up a little in price — but the dishes made by the renowned chef Olivier Perret, who was originally born in France, are totally worth the few extra dollars to have you feel like you're dining in Paris.
And for all you oyster fans out there, this spot has got you covered. You can eat them on its colourful terrasse while sipping one of many drink options.
So, if you've been hoping to slide into your best outfit and hit the town, Restaurant Renoir is a definite must-visit.
Address: Sofitel Montréal; 1155, rue Sherbrooke O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: To get a little taste of France on a beautiful Montreal terrasse — and for the lunch table d'hôte special, of course.
You may think that fish cone ice cream sounds kind of weird, but the truth is that it's CUTE AF and even more delicious than a regular cone. Now, where can you get this ice cream cone? Well, you can get it at the BRAND NEW Hawaiian Themed Restaurant in Montreal!
Kamehameha Snack-Bar is absolutely spectacular. They serve lunch, dinner, superb drinks and even more amazing desserts like their fish cone ice cream! Their menu is inspired by Oahu’s North Shore surfing culture.
The restaurant officially opens this Sunday, July 16th and trust me, it is worth EVERY PENNY and the first thing I am going to order is the fish cone ice cream! Their soft serve options come in a variety of flavors and even doubles swirls (two flavors)!