Whenever someone mentions smoked meat in Montreal, we automatically associate it with Schwartz. But do you know that somewhere else have better smoked meat? Let me give you a hint, it is just a bit off from the island. On Ile-Pierrot. Yes, Smoke Meat Pete!
I’m not familiar with St-Henri restaurants. But it seems like there are many new restaurants popping out in this neighborhood. I feel like it’s the new IT place. I won’t complain because finding free parking is not a problem. But if restaurants opening keep going at this rate, it might become a problem!
I think 3734 is the least known out of all the restaurants opening in St-Henri. I actually never heard of it until Eatwitheva recommended to me. That’s good because it means no line up!
International Café had been passed on by 3 families since its opening in 1968. After so many years of operations and still standing strong on St-Laurent at Little Italy, they must be doing something right.
Marco Arcaro, Chef of Café International, did not deviate from International Café success and has maintained the traditional Italian cuisine flawlessly.
I had the pleasure of meeting Marco. I remembered being surprise at his His laid back and down-to-earth yet passionate character was emitted throughout the conversation. I learned so much about cooking techniques and the food industry.
But does his knowledge actually transfer to his actual cooking?
With new developments in the sub urban area, more and more big franchise restaurants are taking up the commercial areas. Back in the days, small towns have commerce and residence all mismatched on the same street. Biking around with my group of friends a few years ago, we came across a restaurant situated on a purely residential area. Recently that restaurant came to my mind and I was wondering if it was still alive there. So I paid a visit and it sure was standing strong!