7 reviews of Flavors of Old Montreal Walking Tour
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Reviewed by Frank C, September 2012
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.
Reviewed by Mohamed m, September 2012
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
Reviewed by Erika K, August 2012
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!
Reviewed by Hazel, July 2012
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.
Reviewed by Jeffrey L. M, June 2012
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. .
Reviewed by Linda O, April 2013
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!
Reviewed by Eugene K, September 2012
Excellent guide, wish we were able to try one or two more types of food but overall this was a great tour. The food included was great; had macaroons with coffee, pate, cheeses and ice cream.
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