Some people travel the world in search of the perfect espresso. All we
had to do was head up the road.
Parc Avenues Caffè
in Gamba has become de rigueur for aficionados of the mighty bean.
Proprietor Jean-Francois Leduc carefully chooses his blends like a
sommelier chooses fine wines. Take home a bag of Verignano from Milan
($5/100g), Intelligentsia from Chicago ($3.75/100g) or 49th Parallel
from B.C. ($3.75/100g).
Enjoy a demitasse on the big red couch by the fireplace or sip it like a
true Italian: leaning against the bar. Its like your very own la dolce
Caffè in Gamba, 5263 Parc Ave., Montreal, 514-656-6852, www.caffeingamba.com