Friday marked the last day of undergrad classes ever, so a few of us spontaneously decided to go to Montreal. With French as it official language, as spoken by 70% of the population, the city is home to good French cuisine, in addition to some dishes native to Quebec.
On the first day, we headed to Old Montreal and we saw a sign for poutine. The quintessential comfort food of Quebec, poutine consists of fries topped with gravy and fresh cheese curds. The cheese is supposed to be lumpy and soft, without completely melting over the fries, and the fries are supposed to remain crisp but juicy. They're good, but the tingling fear of an impending heart attack overwhelmed my enjoyment.
Some shots of Montreal:
The city is REALLY clean, but very empty even on one of the busiest weekends of the year (there was a hockey game).