Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Un weekend Québécoise- Day 3

Woke up to a cold Sunday morning, with the snow tapering off to flurries. Sampled a Montreal style bagel with smoked salmon for breakfast. Canadian bagels are smaller, denser, and sweeter than their New York cousins and are boiled in a honey sweetened water before being baked in wood fired ovens.

Spent the morning exploring the grounds of the Botanical Gardens, shrouded in layers of snow...  footsteps in the crunchy snow

Wandered around Montreal in bitter cold, exploring the city. Late afternoon lunch of mussels steamed in heavy cream with leeks. Experienced Montreal's Bring Your Own Bottle culture firsthand when we realized that the restaurant didn't serve wine but encouraged a run across the street to pick up a bottle instead.

Montreal's Olympic Stadium 

Icicles at McGill University 

Art Happens 

Who's Colder?  Susannah..... 

Or Our Canadian Friend 

Look who's pulling Santa's Sled ?

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