Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Side by each

Things were fairly quiet when we arrived in Old Montreal, but then mountains of snow fell and a full lunar eclipse took over the city, just in time for Nuit Blanche and the Festival Montreal en Lumiere. Jacques Cartier Pier was one of the highlights, with their fireworks, 120 meter long ice slide, trampolines, and trippy LED costumed greeters. (The hobo stations that allowed for plein air weenie roasting was also a nice touch.)

Other worthwhile stops during Saturday's all-nighter included a pipe organ marathon at Eglise Unie Saint-James, a gallery full of white doves at Edifice Belgo, an interactive shadow installation by Italian artist Mario Martinelli, and a visit to Wilder & Davis for 'Groundhog Sonata'. None of the photos are in focus, but somehow it just works. All is a blur.

Thanks to the guidance of Ed, Daniel/Jan and Matthew, we ate incredibly well. The whole time. Toque, Olive et Gourmando, Stash Cafe, Schwartz’s, le Cartet, le Frouvac, le Fromentier et Patisserie Fous Desserts…a whole lot of yum squeezed into one brief visit. Next year we'll know to pace ourselves.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you had a good time. Bon appetite! :-)