Just got back from a terrific weekend in Montreal, one of my favorite cities.  A group of 8 of us went there for the birthday celebration.  Friends came in from Washington, DC, NYC and Seattle.

I love Montreal – the friendliness of the people, the restaurants, walking around Old Montreal, the proximity to DC (it’s only a 75-minute flight), the feeling that you’re in Europe, etc.

We had dinner at one of my favorite places, Garde Manger, in Old Montreal on Thursday night.  What a great, little spot.  It’s hard to get in there but my buddy, Rob, always manages to get us booked there.  After dinner, we went to Time Supper Club for their 7th anniversary party.  The place, as usual, was off the hook!

Friday, I took some of the friends who had not been to Montreal, for a long walk through Old Montreal (including the port area) to Chinatown to Saint Katherine.  We hit another one of my favorite spots, Cavalli’s, for dinner. Then, we went to Bunonatte on St Laurent.

Saturday, we went to a pub on Crescent St to watch the ManU – Arsenal game (a few of the guys in the group played college soccer and are big Premier League fans).   Hit Rob’s great gym, Victoria Park, in the afternoon.   Dinner / b-day celebration was at Vauvert.   The group had a blast there – it was a fantastic night.

Sunday, it was back to DC but I know I’ll be back in Montreal soon.