I agree with Lesley about homegrown Montreal chefs but must vehemently disagree with Vinfidel about the lack of great ethnic eats in the city.
Do you really live in Montreal? I wonder.
Ruth poses a great question: does a city need to have great ethnic food to be a great food city?
Fortunately in Montreal, we need not concern ourselves with this dilemma. As someone with extensive world travel experience, I speak not as someone who has never left the city. I can devour an ethereal goat roti, wonderful falafel, superb empanada, delectable bowl of pho and authentic lamb korma all within several blocks of each other on Victoria Ave.
And that is one street Vinfidel. Where do you hang out? Westmount?
Yes, I was the field producer for an episode of Bourdain's No Reservations set in Montreal and the province of Quebec as a whole. We shot the episode two weeks ago. I hardly see the relevance, but there it is.
yes I live in Montreal sensorial why would you doubt this
and i do not hang out in westmount i live in the plateau
you are apparently a world-class traveler so please tell me all these great places that are as good as your travels. i am searching specifically for goat roti so i would love to hear that. falafel? this i also have see to believe. pho no doubt is popular here but i dont care for it so i have no knowledge. tell me great sushi, yakitori, gyoza, korean,iranian. if it exist i will be very happy man.
i am not arguing that the food may be OK by local standards for sure even basha has good lebanese food by some stndard - it is not GREAT
with a big population of immigrants here it should be GREAT. we have a lot of moroccan here but is there great moroccan food? please do not say EL MOROCCO.