Resuming in 2012

So I lied to you. I am sorry. I didn't post pictures of tagliatelle or write about the new restaurants I tried in Rome. I did try many and, of particular note, I had one tagliatelle from Met in Ponte Milvio that was crazy good, but sadly, I have no photos as proof.

I can't offer a good excuse. Just that 2011 was a bit overwhelming for me. However, I have told you this story before, so I won't repeat it. I will just say that I breathed a sigh of relief at the ring of midnight and the start of a new year.

But despite a December filled with doctors and antibiotics first for me, then for my cat, then for my boyfriend. The year also ended with a family-filled Christmas, a friends and fondue-themed New Year's and generally wonderful week in Montreal. And this time I do have photo evidence. Behold.

One of the most stunning churches
I have been to: Notre Dame in Old Montreal

A particularly chilly Fiat 500

St. Catherine Street in one of the many snow storms of the week

View from a Crescent Street lounge
owned by former race car driver: Villeneuve

Montreal's famous smoked meat from Schwartz
(Disclaimer: This is not my sandwich. The journalist and not the
vegetarian in me is posting this photo.)

A variety of Maple Syrup products from Marche Jean Talon

A Veggie-style Poutine from La Banquise 

Another fantastic dining experience, Les Enfants Terribles, on rue Bernard

Carre St. Louis and the purple house I fantasize making my own

The at once classy and bohemian Rue St. Denis

Ringing in 2012 with a strawberry and rhubarb pie

Living like a tourist in 2012 has gotten off to a good start.