Description Although located in an unassuming building on the corner of Mont-Royal and St-Urbain, Beautys has been a Montreal landmark serving brunch dishes since 1942. Often referred to as the grand daddy of Montreal Brunch eateries, it is simply a spot that you must go to...look for the lovely distinctive pink awning..and the kids playing afterschool hockey on warm winter weekdays. Weekends are something else at Beautys...brunch callsonce you spot the line-up trying to squeeze its way into the very tight doorway you quickly figure out not all is as it seems. Once inside (expect a good 25-35 minute wait on weekends) you will be taken back to what can only be described as a living time capsule. The decor is similar to an old style dinner restaurant, comfy booths.Now that youre seated here comes the fun part. The Brunch menu is about a page long and offers some classic choices, nothing too fancy but good old school breakfast food. The famous smoothies ($6.00) come in 6 choices like the Classic, Blueberry, Cookies and Cream, and Apple Pie to name a few. The size of the smoothie is enormous and actually big enough for two to share. There is a choice of 12 omelettes ($10.50) and for an extra $1.50 they can be made with egg whites for those health conscious individuals. The fruit plate ($10.00) comes with a choice of cottage cheese or yogurt. The French toast ($9.50) is quite a treat especially since its made with challah bread. This is to my knowledge the only place in the city where you can find challah bread French toast. The plate comes with 2 thick slices of either bacon, sausage or ham, fruit or home fries.
CAROLE SPANDAU, MONTREAL Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement Carole Spandau was recently honored with a prestigious televised interview on CTV NEWS NET featuring her delightful paintings of Montreal street scenes. The interview was shown coast to coast across Canada and it aired repeadedly resulting in a flood of new-client interest. She is now busily filling requests for her beautiful paintings of Montreal's magnificent winding staircases, nostalgic scenes of children playing hockey and popular Montreal landmarks. Carole Spandau is an exceptional artist who for over thirty years has painted daily life in Montreal.
As a talented young girl, she studied painting at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art with Arthur Lismer. In 1970 Carole obtained a B.F.A.from École des beaux arts in Montreal and a Bachelor's degree in Art Education from McGill University. Her beautifully detailed canvases capture the color, excitement and flavor of one of North America's great cities.
Through the years, Carole has exhibited her works in numerous galleries. She is currently listed with the Magazin'art Biennial Guide to Canadian Artists in Galleries. Carole's work can be found both in private and in corporate collections throughout the world.
All paintings are fully copyrighted by the artist Carole Spandau in accordance with U.S.and Canadian and International Law 2010