Okay, so maybe not the most exciting news, but news in any case. We had a little water problem with deMaisonneuve and we had to replace the flooring. So here’s the newest picture of the room with the brand new floor. Isn’t it pretty?Continue Reading → Share
Sometimes people ask us, so, can we walk some place from here. Well, we live in a walker’s paradise with a walkscore of 98. Daily errands don’t require a car. For public transport, we have a score of 100. And for biking a score of 94.
So, what does that mean? That means that you get to leave the world behind and use your own two feet to get to most places (walk or bike) and public transport is easily ...Continue Reading → Share
Nuit Blanche is coming. The annual “white night” festival keeps people up all the way to dawn, but of course so do the sponsors stay open. This is part of the Montreal High Lights Festival. They even let the Penguins from the Biodome out for a walk! (Cancelled if the weather is bad for the penguins!)
The High Lights Festival also includes a food festival and runs for the 20th of February until the 2nd of March.
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From the 1st of November 2013 until the 11th of November, Montreal is celebrating Taste Montreal. 3 services and 3 prices $19, $29 and $39. To see the list of restaurants, go to http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/tastemtl/restaurants-en.php. Even one of our favourites, Chez Chose is participating this year.Continue Reading → Share
Every morning we serve a full breakfast. The menu is different every morning and often alternates between sweet and savoury, but always chef’s choice. Today we served lemon & poppy seed pancakes with raspberry syrup and yesterday was a quiche made from the vegetables from the farm (we get a box of organic vegetables each week from a farmer.) For those guests who were gluten-free, we served a quiche made with a crust from potatoes. A few days ago we ...Continue Reading → Share
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Considered a confection, they are often thought of at the most difficult of pastries to make. Ours are homemade and come in many different flavours. We often have 12 different flavours in stock, but the flavours change from time to time. We also sometimes stock mini-macarcon (mini-macs) for breakfast. Some of the flavours that we have on hand at the moment include chocolate with earl grey tea, white chocolate with wasabi, meyer lemon and of course blueberry ...Continue Reading → Share
One of the lovely parts of visiting a professional bed and breakfast is the homemade products. We are well known for our breakfasts but not everyone realizes that most of our jams are homemade. Of course, being homemade jams, they change from time to time. Today on the table we have Clementine-Vanilla Marmalade, Blueberry-Violet jam, Quince-Raspberry, Sour Cherry with Amaretto and Peach with Earl-Grey tea. Yes, they are made right here.
Bed and Breakfast… with real homemade jams!Continue Reading → Share
From time to time we need to make changes to the B&B and sometimes we just need to paint and polish some of the aspects of the inn. And I’m sure that some of you are wondering what changes we have made to the Bed and Breakfast.
Carleton had the balcony updated with a brand new resin floor. The size and the railings are the same as before, but it’s nice to have a beautiful clean floor that never needs to ...Continue Reading → Share
Canada has minted it’s last penny. The CBC even wrote an obituary for the penny. Why do I mention this? Because as visitors, you might not realize why you aren’t getting pennies in your change. As of today, while some stores will still have pennies, the number of pennies will begin to dwindle. Stores and customers can simply round to the nearest nickel (or dime) if you are paying in cash. If you pay with credit or debit, charges ...Continue Reading → Share
As some people know, we bake our very own homemade macaron. Macaron are a confectionary that is made with almond flour, egg whites and sugar. They are often considered on of the most difficult of confectionaries to make, considering how tempermental they can be and the over 30 steps involved, just in making the shells.
Just to have some fun, we made macaron snowmen and the filling is a eggnog ...Continue Reading → Share