Travel Montreal Like a Local: Visit Little Burgundy

Montreal’s hottest neighborhood has evolved into a hamlet dotted with restaurants helmed by great chefs, homey bars and pubs, cafes, boutiques and antique shops.

Le Bon Vivant is the brainchild of Chef Fiodar Huminski. Situated in Montreal’s Little Burgundy neighborhood — once home to the working class connected with the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Steel Company of Canada — Huminski pulls from a motley of personal and culinary experiences to cook up a world of flavors.

We follow Huminski from his cool and casual restaurant through Notre Dame West, a street which functions as this part of town’s main artery. It’s also home to a slew of places to eat, drink and hangout such as neighboring coffee bar, Buck 15 (now closed!), that serves pour-over espresso drinks, thick toast slices with homemade spreads, and Jamaican patties from owner Roy Riette’s secret family recipe. Then we headed to his favorite spot, Tripes & Caviar (now closed also!) in Verdun, where friend John Mike LeBlond talks about Verdun’s badass history over offal and cocktails.

Produced by Beverly Rose and CatAroundFilms for UnboundTV: