A Chocolate Extravaganza in Montreal - Juliette & Chocolat

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A Chocolate Extravaganza in Montreal - Juliette & Chocolat

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Imagine walking into an adorable restaurant/cafe in Montreal, and being surrounded by an assortment of delectable chocolates, decadent desserts, mouthwatering crepes and sublime hot chocolate, made with real melted chocolate, like your grandmother may have made.  This is exactly what happened on a recent trip to Montreal.  All our senses screamed and cheered as we walked into Juliette & Chocolat.  Not only did this cafe promise a feast of edible delights, but it also offered a feast for the eyes. 

Juliette & Chocolat is an interior designer's dream.  Located in a historical building on the corner of Prince-Arthur and Saint-Laurent, this restaurant boasts massively high ceilings, quaint light and airy walls and moldings, and brick walls, cleverly highlighted with wall sconces for accent lighting.  The banquettes look like dark bars of chocolate, and one bench even has a corner with a "bite" taken out of it! 

There are clever displays of brown and natural coloured vases and gourds with long curly sticks, which add interest and visual texture to the space, and create subtle barriers to divide the room. As a home stager, I couldn't help but be inspired by the clever organic arrangements and groupings. 


Needless to say, the food w
as incredibly delicious, and although the service was rather slow, we were in no hurry to vacate, and on the contrary, were delighted to linger, taking in all the wonderful tastes, smells, sounds and sights. 


On your next visit to Montreal, don't miss a visit to Juliette & Chocolat!  Bon appetit!

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Fruit with teeny tiny blueberries and crepe with maple syrop.

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Buckwheat crepe with grilled chicken, spinach & goat cheese.

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The most amazing hazelnut gateau with mouse au chocolat inside, drizzled with milk chocolate.

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A case full to the brim with delicate pastries and desserts.  Note the large crown moldings, brick wall, wooden tables and cream coloured millwork.

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Organic vases and sticks create a division between the large space, but also add visual interest with the visual textures.

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Organic objets placed on cut out shelves.  Note the "bite" (on the left) taken out of the "chocolate bar" banquette.

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A close up of one of the organic arrangements.

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My daughters, Madeleine and Dominique, enjoying a tasty treat at Juliette & Chocolat.  Bon Appetit!

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Heil-Sonneck
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Good Morning Sally, mouthwatering and truly gorgeous pictures, to bad I do not have plans to visit Montreal soon. It definitely would be on my list.

Aug 08, 2010 11:01 AM #8
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Sally Weatherley
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Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Joshua - that's a great compliment, coming from you - you post such beautiful photos.

Barbara - Hey, I love your new photo!  Well, just write it on the "places I need to go before I die" list, so you don't forget!

Aug 08, 2010 12:22 PM #9
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
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Sally ~ what a great commentary on this Montreal cafe!  Seeing your photos makes me want to hop on a plane and visit ... the food and the building look fantastic.  I went to college in Montreal and would love to revisit -- what a charming city.  Your daughters are beautiful!

Aug 08, 2010 12:39 PM #10
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Sally Weatherley
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Maureen - The cafe was so delightful, that we went back twice during our short trip!  You were very fortunate to study in Montreal - I think it's a great city for students.  Maddy is renting an apartment near the university that boasts hardwood floors throughout, two balconies, floor to ceiling windows and huge crown molding, built around the 1800's.  As you know, we just don't have that here.  Thank you, the girls really are lovely inside and out.  I'm very lucky.

Aug 08, 2010 12:52 PM #11
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Linda Scofield
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Sally - It is a wonderful blog and a great presentation. Your pictures are terrific. Montreal is one of my favorite cities to visit. I have been there several times and love the the shops and restaurants in the historic area. Also love the B&B's on the St Lawrence. Glad you and your girls had a great time.

Aug 08, 2010 06:45 PM #12
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Sally Weatherley
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Linda - Gosh, I think you know Montreal better than I do.  Must check out the B&B's on the St. Lawrence next time.  We ended up staying at a non-descript hotel near the university (and my daughter's apartment).  I studied years ago in Quebec City (also a gorgeous city), but didn't get up to Montreal much.  Thanks for the compliments.

Aug 08, 2010 07:37 PM #13
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
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Yummy -- looks tasty and yummy-- the crepe especially.

Aug 09, 2010 01:22 AM #14
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Sally Weatherley
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Bob/Carolin - It really was yummy to the extreme.  The crepe was delicious, although my absolute favourite was the hazelnut mousse cake.  Aaaaah.

Aug 09, 2010 01:42 AM #15
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Larry Estabrooks
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Sally, great subject, great storey, great pictures - a great post. Kudos.

Aug 09, 2010 06:44 AM #16
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Sally Weatherley
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Larry - Great! - Glad you liked it.  How are things in Moncton?  I lived in Halifax for a couple of years and visited Fredericton quite a bit.  You have some wonderful history where you are.

Aug 09, 2010 11:25 AM #17
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Pamela Cendejas
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Oh, my goodness, Sally.  I've been dying to get back to Canada.  This makes me want to go back even more.  The photos are yummy!

Aug 09, 2010 01:28 PM #18
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Sally Weatherley
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Pamela - Eastern Canada has so much to offer - I love all the history and culture.  Juliette's turned out to be a very special gem and it was indeed yummy!

Aug 09, 2010 04:26 PM #19
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Malcolm Johnston
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Sally, next time I'm in Montreal I'm going. That looks like a great place to spend a couple of hours indulging myself.

Aug 10, 2010 09:36 AM #20
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Sally Weatherley
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Malcolm - Oh yes, definitely don't miss it.  Make sure you're very hungry before you go so that you can sample a little bit of everything!

Aug 10, 2010 10:24 AM #21
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Pamela Cendejas
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Hi Sally - I've always wanted to tour northeastern USA and into Canada.  Maybe someday I'll actually get there.

Aug 10, 2010 10:34 AM #22
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Sally Weatherley
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Pamela - I agree - I used to be a flight attendant, and would constantly fly turn arounds from Halifax to Boston.  We'd land, and you'd see the beautiful, old buildings and water from a distance.  However, I was never able to get off and stay there, so Boston is definitely on my list of places to see. 

Aug 10, 2010 10:59 AM #23
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Pamela Cendejas
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Hi Sally - It's the one area in the US I haven't been to yet.  Who knows?  Maybe we'll meet in person sometime.

Aug 10, 2010 12:24 PM #24
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Sally Weatherley
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John - You are very lucky to live in such a beautiful city.  Ok, I did take a photo of the chocolate fondue - but didn't want to over do it too much with the photos - I tried to upload it this morning for you, but "bad gateways" are preventing me...  Thank you for you kind comments about my family.  Oh, you're so lucky to have Juliette's in your back yard!

 

Aug 13, 2010 11:03 AM #26
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Valerie Zinger
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Sally - British heritage and two daughters names Dominique and Madeleine - how very Canadian.  I do think women's French names are superior.  We are just a couple of hours from Montreal so next time I will have to look this place up and get out for lunch.  Great pictures. 

Sep 10, 2010 02:27 PM #27
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Sally Weatherley
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Valerie - I agree, French names sound so much more sophisticated than English names.  I was a French major, even though I grew up in Vancouver(!).  Lived a couple of years in Quebec City, then a year in Grenoble, so there was no doubt in my mind that the girls would receive French names - put them through French immersion, too!  I love Quebec - you're so lucky to live so close.  Yes, do visit this lovely cafe - it's the best place ever!

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