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Cacao 70 ~ Montreal, Canada:

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Best Hot Chocolate in Montreal….and Easy Ying shares with us his secret recipe for making their specialty:

Champurrado (Mexican hot chocolate)

1 cup milk
85 g good quality dark chocolate, chopped (3 squares)
2 tsp cocoa
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp cornstarch
2 tbsp coffee liqueur (optional)
cinnamon stick
whipped cream

POUR milk into a saucepan. Place over medium. Heat until milk comes to a simmer. Whisk in chocolate, cocoa and cinnamon. Whisk in cornstarch. Bring to a boil, whisking continuously until mixture is slightly thick and smooth. Whisk in coffee liqueur, if desired. Pour into a mug. Garnish with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick. Serves 1.

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Cacao 70 offers 30 different varieties of Hot Chocolate…I ordered the “Peru” while both my children ordered the “Belgian” we were all equally delighted with our choices. Being a family that eats chocolate daily, we are a bit snobbish when it comes to taste…Cacao 70 did not disappoint. I highly recommend a visit, it is fun with attentive service and a full menu.

 

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Contact:

514-933-1688.

village-mtl@cacao70.ca

Address:

1310, Ste-Catherine Street East,
Montreal, QC H2L 2H5

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Montreal Botanical Garden:

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The Montréal Botanical Garden, one of the city’s jewels, is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colourful program of events, exhibitions and activities all year long.

With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion, and more than 20 thematic gardens spread out over 75 hectares, it’s also a perfect place to enjoy fresh air and natural beauty.

Located just minutes from downtown Montréal, right near the Biodôme and Olympic Park, the Montréal Botanical Garden is a veritable living museum of plants from the four corners of the globe.

Associated with the Montréal Botanical Garden, the Insectarium welcomes you to discover the world of insects.

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Butterflies Go Free

A Caterpillar’s Life

Beneath their parents’ colorful wings, butterfly and moth caterpillars are eager to show you that they, too, can be amazing.

Do you remember hunting for caterpillars among the leaves, as a child? Now you can look for some astonishingly diverse caterpillars amidst the tropical plants in the greenhouse. Green, yellow or blue, striped or spotted, covered in wax, hair or spines, caterpillars use all sorts of clever tricks to defend themselves – and impress and surprise you!

Learn about this little-known phase in butterflies’ lives, and share the pleasures of “childhood” with the caterpillars at Butterflies Go Free.

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My family and I marveled at the friendliness and comfort the butterflies displayed as they landed ever so gently on our hands. The colorful beauties were a sight to behold and the highlight of the Gardens. This is a wonderful place to expose children to flora and fauna. 

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Phone:

514 872-1400
Address:
4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal  Quebec  H1X 2B2

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The Ritz-Carlton Montreal:
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On a recent trip to Canada my family and I stayed at The Ritz-Carlton Montreal.

When it opened its doors in 1912, the Ritz-Carlton Montreal set a new standard for luxury. Today, more than 100 years later, the Grande Dame of Sherbrooke Street blends its historic splendor with contemporary design, offering an unparalleled boutique hotel experience in the heart of downtown. The only Quebec hotel to hold the prestigious AAA Five Diamond, the Ritz-Carlton Montreal offers guests:

  • Boutique hotel accommodations blending historic elements with modern features
  • Fine dining at Maison Boulud, featuring modern interpretations of classic French cuisine in an upscale setting
  • Elegant meeting and event spaces that offer flexible seating arrangements and state-of-the-art technology
  • A rooftop and terrace featuring an indoor saltwater pool and stunning views overlooking the city
  • Afternoon Tea, which originated at this downtown Montreal hotel
The personal attention to every detail was extraordinary and the gracious manner in which the staff accommodated us …..sublime. Our suite was perfectly prepared and attended to promptly.
Breakfast by the saltwater pool is a must and a quick visit to the sauna is both healing and reflective as the hot stones restore ones inner spirit.
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Afternoon tea in the Palm Court is deliciously elegant and lends itself to an era of refinement and leisure, a time to converse with friends and family in a no rush environment with attentive waiters that will custom make a desired request.
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I highly recommend a visit to Montreal and especially as a weekend retreat, there is plenty to do and see and the overall character and feeling of this charming city is  friendly and inviting.

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Main contact:

+1 (514) 842-4212

Address:

1228 Sherbrooke St. West
Montréal, H3G 1H6 Canada