Here we return to the beginning of the bike trail at Atwater Market.
The vast covered marketplaces, found throughout the city, provide vegetables along with lobster, duck, pastries, cheese. I read that in Quebec, fresh tomatoes are not available until August. Cooking in the far north is not for the faint of heart.
The historic diversity of the immigrants leads to many kinds of fine dining, especially from European countries. But the continental ambiance of a restaurant is betrayed when you begin ordering food and realize you are still deep inside North America. The clue is in the portions, which can be enormous -- fit only for someplace with relentless winters where you need food to get warm. There is a lot of game, and notably deer. You can find deer tartar with berries.
At a Portuguese "tapas" restaurant, I once made the mistake of ordering an Alberta bison rib. (Braised in a maple syrup sauce.) Though listed and priced as a tapa, it was more than enough to be a meal of its own. A few days later, we found another restaurant with tapas. For the second time I ordered a bison rib, but only after being assured that it was a "small" portion. Once again, it was enough for a feast. They seem not to value their beef very much, or else they find it healthy to eat a lot of it.
Also there are beans and carrots in many colors.