The artful chefs at Vaades the Indian Restaurant prepare feasts for both eyes and empty stomachs with a colourful spread of traditional tandoori chicken, lamb curries, and vegetable stews, as well as contemporary small plates and main courses. The culinary experts take great pride in using quality ingredients such as corn-fed chicken and seasonal veggies, and they abide by strict cooking practices such as making sauces with only unsalted butter, vegetable oil, and light cream––never using meat stock, flour, or astronaut ice cream. Outside the kitchen, visitors savour tender poultry baked with fragrant cardamom, rose, and coconut or dive their utensils into inventive meals of mango-basil mousse, parmesan-stuffed naan, and cumin-kissed squash yogourt. Aside from meat-centric dishes such as saag gosht with lamb, the menu accommodates vegetarian diets by pairing organic multigrain roti with black-lentil dal makhni and roasted eggplant baingan bharta.
The Mont-Tremblant area cradles three distinct village settings: the downtown area of Ste-Jovite, Mont-Tremblant's old village, and the Tremblant pedestrian village. Visitors at Cap Tremblant can hit the quaint old village, located just downhill from the resort on the banks of sparkling Lac Mercier, to take advantage of local conveniences such as Desjardins Bank and a post office, stock up on groceries at shops, and peruse a worldly variety of fine and casual dining options.At the heart of Mont-Tremblant's buzz is its pedestrian village—or "the resort," as locals call it—a playground of indoor and outdoor adventure for all ages, culinary taste spotters, and nightlife seekers about 3 miles (5 km) from Cap Tremblant. Crêperie Catherine's sweet and savory folded breakfast treasures provide the bodily rocket fuel to propel explorers through crisp summer days spent lounging at the Mont-Tremblant beach, hiking the rocky behemoth's curvaceous precipices, or teaching children to commandeer kayaks at the outdoor Activity Centre. The snowy season opens the gate for the region's tremendously popular winter activities, including the mountain's 95 ski trails and the equally robust array of après-skiing lounges and brasseries dappled around the resort village. Free parking is available—with shuttles from the more remote lots—as is paid VIP parking at the mouth of the village.About 6 miles (10 km) south of the old village lies downtown Ste-Jovite, which invites casual strolls along its main boulevard, where local boutiques mingle with neighborhood ice-cream shops and local pubs with sprawling outdoor terraces. At night, local favorite Le Grill/Pub Saint-Georges pumps dance hits and a variety of draft beers on its pub side until 1 a.m. and upscale cuisine on its restaurant side until 10 p.m. Much of the area's nightlife, however, is concentrated back at the resort village at dance and après-ski tippling outposts Bar Café D'Époque and Le P'tit Caribou, where the bar top's painted finish sports a bald spot betraying its use as a dancing platform.
The Beauchesne family, founders of Beau's All Natural Brewing Co., know that music and beer go well together. However, that doesn't simply mean that they enjoy sipping beer while listening to music. They've actually based their hands-on brewing process around the strong work ethic of DIY musicians. Several employees even play in the brewery's resident band, Audio.
The brewery's beer is as unique as its music-centered personality. "The beer, made with certified organic malt and local spring water, is just as refreshing as its quirky branding,? said Ottawa Magazine in its 101 Tastes To Try Before You Die list. Lug?Tread lagered ale, belgian dubbel, and vanilla porter are among its award-winning brews. Ever involved with the community, Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. frequently organizes dinners, music nights, and other events at local spots.
Demirel Duzgoren has used his skills in chopping, spicing, sautéing, and grilling on three continents over the past 20 years. But no matter where he goes, he creates the Turkish and Mediterranean dishes of his homeland. Now at Istanbul Restaurant, Duzgoren and his staff cook up their favorite dishes found on the Bosphorus, from savory doner beef kebabs wrapped in warm pitas to fresh seafood. Plus, they use only halal meats.
Duzgoren also whips up Istanbul's most famous and traditional drinks. He pours thick, strong cups of Turkish coffee and herbal teas, and ends evenings with glasses of raki that, when mixed with water, turn a milky white and give off the scent of licorice.
On Saturday evenings, belly dancers serpentine around the white-clothed tables and fire-engine-red chairs, making diners feel as if they were in Turkey and teaching them the best dance moves to get out of a speeding ticket. Overhead, paintings of Istanbul hang on the walls along with charms to ward off the evil eye.
The owners of Cheechako Taco are fond of saying that theirs is "not your ordinary taco joint." They back up this claim with a wide variety of tacos and burritos made with fresh, local produce. Every meal here is fully customizable, though you might want to stick to the menu and order a 100% vegan taco or the boldly flavored Lumber Jill, which comes with eggs, bacon, roasted potatoes, maple syrup, and melted cheese.
The Bluff House Suites at Ye Olde England Inne pamper lords and ladies with luxurious accommodations decorated in true English-manor style. All suites feature graciously spacious bathrooms with full showers and separate whirlpool tubs, as well as a lounge with wing chairs, cherry furnishings, and a private deck or patio. Enjoy sunrises, sunsets, and views of the village while a warm fire roars in the fireplace and a warm tiger roars in your head. Rooms feature high queen-size, four-poster rice-carved beds and walls adorned with classic English paintings and prints. Though this Groupon is valid for two guests per room, some suites can accommodate up to six people; additional guests can stay for a $15 fee each if requested while booking.