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We learned about the history and culture of Montreal through our incredibly knowledgeable, charming, fascinating guide. The bonus was tasting some of Montreal's unique and delicious food and connecting it to this beautiful, rich part of North America.
This was a fantastic tour - our host, Ronald, was so knowledgeable about both the history of the city and about the food. The time just flew past and we had an opportunity to see a little bit of the city and to try some delicious local delicacies. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone with a little time to spare in the city.
Ronald made the tour a delightful experience. I'd highly recommend it to everyone!
This was a very good tour of old Montreal full of interest and the food tasting was superb.
This tour was very helpful and the food tasting was fun. I high recommended this tour!
I've been on a walking food tour in our home city of Chicago (which is also a great food city, by the way!), but this tour in Old Montreal was really something special. Our guide Ronald Poire was witty and knowledgeable, helping us understand more of the history of Historic Montreal. The charm of the city comes through in the food samples, starting the day with macaroons and hot coffee, sampling some different pates and cheeses, and finishing with some delicious maple syrup gelato. A great way for new comers to get an intimate look at one of the most romantic and people friendly parts of Montreal.
Excellent tour!!!! Never done one in any other city, so nothing to compare it to. Guide was very knowledgeable. He was a great resource for the rest of our trip
My boyfriend and I did this tour on our first morning in Montreal. We arrived the night before, walked around a little bit and I remember having felt a bit disappointed in the city. I was expecting something more romantic, more French, more Paris-like based on the picture painted by the guidebooks. But in the morning, through this gourmet food tour, it's impossible not to fall in love with the city, because you hear about the history, you are told where to look and what to notice, you smell and taste great local produce in small delicatessens / restaurants, learn about which is the best cafe in the whole city....all that in a very small group (8 + guide), so it ends up being quite a personal experience.
Tip: tour started with the guide treating us for coffee and macaroons and I really regretted that croissant and latte that I had in a Starbucks just half an hour before the rendez-vous.
What did we taste: first place served fois gras, then local cheese and apple quintessence (tastes likely apple-y balsamic vinegar), the maple sirop icecream.
Guide: very knowledgeable, a real foodie, fluent in english and in French ( tour was in English), thinks much faster then he talks, so in his mind sometimes he was way ahead and it felt as if he was jumping around a bit. But all you need to do is listen closely and can ask a question any time.
Overall: we had a great time and can only recommend it
PS. : We went back to the fois gras place a couple of days later for lunch. We were not disappointed!
A really interesting food tour and a chance to walk the old city. The tour guide informed us of all the history of food which I found interesting. He also included information about the old city and the buildings around us. We had a chance to taste various foods at four restaurants. The food was well presented and just enough to get the taste buds going. A really fun 3 hours and motivating to learn more about food.
Our tour guide was terrific. A small group of 3 created an tour that was very intimate, informal and informative. Our four food stops provided us with a perfect opportunity to capture the flavor of Old Montreal. We highly recommend this tour and we will take it the next time we visit Montreal. .
I thought this was a great tour! I really enjoyed our tour guide he was very knowledgable and taught us very interesting facts about Montreal and history of food. It was quite fascinating. There was also a lot of food on the tour. I had read some of the reviews before I signed up and it sounded like you did not get a chance to taste a whole lot. Perhaps, they changed that, because I was stuffed by the time the tour was done.
The only reason why I give it a 4 star rating and not a 5, was that we stopped at one resto where they gave us a whole platter to try different meats, cheeses, pate etc. but I felt a little rushed. I wanted to sit and enjoy all the things that they put on the plate, but felt I had to hurry along, and grab what I could before we went to the next stop. (I also realize that it was a tour and very time sensitive, but they should have built extra time into the tour to accommodate the luxury of tasting.) Other than that, I thought it was a great tour, would def recommend it, especially the maple ice cream/gelato at the end. Have fun and enjoy!!
Our tour guide, Lee's, was excellent! She was very friendly, easy to talk to, and extremely knowledgeable about the city. Our only criticism would be in regards to the food. Cafe Villette was perfect, as well as the maple ice cream, but we would have rather tasted Poutine instead of bagel with cream cheese that we can get at home. The food tastings should be 100% French and/or local cuisine. Otherwise, we were very happy!