|Through the Palais des congrès to reach the metro ...|
|Berry and ice cream crepe at Le Toasteur|
|R on St. Urbain|
We buy bagels at Fairmount Bagel, 74 Fairmount O., visit The Japanese Paper Place, 21 Fairmount O., stroll along the fabled St. Urbain where Mordecai Richler grew up and which reminded me a great deal of a certain north end part of Hamilton. That makes sense if you know Richler's book. We stop for coffee and biscotti on St. Viateur at a sports bar. The area is so pretty and vibrant, filled with people.
|Bagels from Fairmount Bagel|
After a quick swim we decide to head out to a restaurant that was recommended to me called Ghandi, 230 Rue Saint Paul Ouest, in old Montreal. This Indian restaurant is lovely and was completely filled with patrons. You can see horse drawn carriages pass along Rue Saint Paul outside your window but ... the service was very slow and not particularly attentive (there was a large birthday party in the room next door which might have contributed to this). Some of the food was lukewarm when it finally arrived although beautifully served; some of us were disappointed with the dishes we chose. I liked mine a great deal and thought it was very fairly priced (Poulet Bhuna, basmati rice and vegetables, creamy rice pudding for dessert and coffee for a fixe prix of $25). My fellow guests were less impressed.
|Little Miss K avec famille|
|J at rest|