For our 30th anniversary five years ago, my husband and I returned to our honeymoon site – Montreal. Since that time, we make sure we return to Montreal every summer, sometimes twice a summer. My husband found a wonderful boutique hotel in Old Montreal – Georges Marciano’s L’Hotel. Marciano, the founder and designer of Guess? Jeans, created this lovely hotel, which houses some of his vast collection of Modern art.
The first time we arrived at L’Hotel, to our delight, we noticed a cafe right next door – Cookies Stefanie. Since I am a foodie with Celiac, Cookie Stefanie was an amazing find for me because it is an exclusively Gluten Free bakery and cafe. In the past five years, I think I have sampled almost every item they have to offer: cakes, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, all kinds of grilled cheese sandwiches, savory soups, tartines, and fresh salads. There are also biscotti ice cream sandwiches, pan chocolate, and carrot cake. Each are so delicious that I cannot tell you what is my favorite one. However, they do make a tiny treat, which I favored this summer. It’s a chocolate covered cherry. The cherry is surrounded in a moist chocolate cake and then wrapped in a creamy chocolate ganache. It is small, so I don’t feel too guilty, and it is so rich that it definitely satisfies my sweet tooth. Many an afternoon I could be found retreating to Cookie Stefanie for a cup of tea and a delectable treat. I cannot describe well enough the happiness I feel when I enter this gleaming white and pretty pink cafe. My eyes feast on all the glorious desserts and because they are gluten free. I can have my pick!
Here are some other wonderful eateries in Montreal, which I have enjoyed. I cannot wait to return next summer to seek out more sumptuous treasures!
Gluten Free Dining Options in Montreal: