Mont Tremblant National Park

Mont Tremblant National Park by www.carlosmeliablog.comMont Tremblant National Park  |  Mont Tremblant, Canada  |  During my stay in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada, I took a day of from the main resort activities, the luxury and comfort from my hotel the very lovely Hotel Quintessence and ventured myself for an overnight experience at Mont Tremblant National Park. The National Park is located approx. 45 minutes away from the resort. Mont Tremblant National Park or Parc national du Mont-Tremblant is a 1,510.10 km² provincial park located north of the town of Mont Tremblant. It is the second largest national park in Quebec after Kuururjuaq National Park.  Continue reading Mont Tremblant National Park

Weekend Skiing in Mont Tremblant

Weekend Skiing in Mont Tremblant by www.carlosmeliablog.comWeekend Skiing in Mont Tremblant  |  Mont Tremblant, Canada  |  In my full winter olympics spirit, and invited by Tourisme Mont Tremblant, I spent my weekend at Mont Tremblant Station skiing in the Laurentian Mountains. And indeed my experience was very olympic and VIP, since my private instructor was Mrs. Ellen Guay, mother of the Canadian ski olympian Erik Guay. So there where no room for error…. I spent a lovely weekend, only an hour away Non-Stop flight on Porter Airlines from New York City, staying at the exclusive Hotel Quintessence. Mont Tremblant,  is North America’s second oldest Ski Resort at the highest peak of Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains. This year Tremblant is celebrating it 75th anniversary.  Continue reading Weekend Skiing in Mont Tremblant

Dog Sledding in Mont Tremblant

Dog Sledding in Mont Tremblant by Dog Sledding in Mont Tremblant  |  Mont Tremblant, Canada  |  Yes, if I have a weakness, that it is for animals in general and particularly dogs, elephants and dolphins. Therefore every time that I travel, and I am proposed to do some activities outdoors in nature with animals I am game. This time, during my 4 days visit to Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Canada, I spent a whole afternoon dog sledding with huskies and malamutes. What better company right.!!! 1PM sharply I was at Mont Tremblant Station, to be picked up and taken to the heart of the Laurentian forest. Whether it’s your first time or you are an expert, come and drive your own dog sledding team for ten kilometres thru the amazing wilderness (fields which are used for golfing during the summer season.)  Continue reading Dog Sledding in Mont Tremblant

sEb L’Artisan Culinaire Restaurant

sEb L'Artisan Culinaire Restaurant by www.carlosmeliablog.comsEb L’Artisan Culinaire Restaurant  |  Mont Tremblant, Canada  |  Prepare to embark on an exceptional gastronomic voyage only minutes away from Mont Tremblant Resort, right in the heart of the old town. Savour a menu inspired by the freshest, most authentic local foods, as well as a seasoned chef who has tasted the best of a thousand sun-kissed ports of call, and a wine steward who has known what it is to enjoy the most exquisite spirits. Experience a moving palace, half mountain retreat and half sumptuous captain’s quarters, in which chef Sébastien Houle prepares the riches of the Atlantic with a consummate flair for juxtaposition, a sure hand and never-timid taste. His menu makes a rightful feast of the meats and produce of the countryside, and through the art of unique aromas and pairings learned around the world – directly from his grandmother in Sicily, from a master chef in Brittany, from a sorcerer of the Grenadines and from a pioneer of molecular gastronomy in Spain – sEb carries his guests into the heart of an unparalleledculinary voyage.  Continue reading sEb L’Artisan Culinaire Restaurant

Scandinave Spa Mont Tremblant

Scandinave Spa Mont Tremblant by www.carlosmeliablog.comScandinave Spa Mont Tremblant  |  Mont Tremblant, Canada |  One of the area major attractions, specially after a full day skiing at Mont Tremblant Resort. A Nordic Spa right in the heart of Quebec. Situated only 10 minutes away from my hotel the Hotel Quintessence, and Mont Tremblant Station. Set within the magnificent Laurentian forest, on the shore of the Diable River, this Nordic Spa attracts tourists and locals alike, who visit to relax 365 days a year. Authentic and inspiring, since the moment you step foot on the property, the spa continues a thousand-year tradition of Scandinavian baths in a calm, natural environment that’s second to none. I have the joy to visit during winter season and immerse myself in surroundings that inspire quiet rejuvenation, cleansing and invigoration.  Continue reading Scandinave Spa Mont Tremblant

Patrick Bermand Restaurant

Patrick Bermand Restaurant by www.carlosmeliablog.comPatrick Bermand Restaurant  |  Mont Tremblant, Canada  |  Freshness, Quality and Simplicity define the concept of this lovely restaurant. How amazing when you expect to be hosted at a pompous stiff and rigid gourmet experience (I mean nothing wrong with that) but instead you are welcomed into the restaurant by the Chef and owner himself, and he shares a whole evening with, telling you his transition from his homeland France and his training at renown Michelin stared restaurant, to his beautiful humble traditional homemade cuisine with extraordinaire technique and a lot of heart and soul. The greatest pleasures in life are simple: being surrounded by people you love and enjoying a good meal! At Patrick Bermand’s you’re more than just a client, you’re the guest of honour of a remarkable host. Thank you Monsieur Patrick Bermand for such a lovely gourmet experience, for your simplicity and camaraderie. Must try restaurant in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. From Escargot to the most amazing Foie Gras I have tried ever, Gravlax and an incredible Red Snapper en Croute paired with a Côtes du Rhône. (Nothing can go wrong when drinking a French Côtes du Rhône right.)  Continue reading Patrick Bermand Restaurant

Porter Airlines Non-Stop Mont Tremblant

Porter Airlines Non-Stop Mont Tremblant by www.carlosmeliablog.comPorter Airlines Non Stop to Mont Tremblant | Mont Tremblant, Canada | Happy to share with you all my enjoyable experience on the ground and in the air with Toronto based airline Porter Airlines. This was my first time flying them, Non-Stop service from Newark International Airport EWR (New York) to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. From the moment I arrived to the airport, check-in was quick and smooth. Once at the gate, and have the great surprise to enjoy their own lounge (next to gate B51), exclusive for Porter Airlines passengers, regardless the class of service of fly. Fresh Starbucks coffee, juices, water, cookies and most important FREE WiFi.  Continue reading Porter Airlines Non-Stop Mont Tremblant

Hotel Quintessence Mont-Tremblant

Hotel Quintessence Mont-Tremblant by www.carlosmeliablog.comHotel Quintessence Mont-Tremblant  |  Mont Tremblant, Canada  |  Hotel Quintessence was the headquarters of my visit to the lovely town and ski resort of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. Favorite among A-Listers, bon vivants and celebrities, Hotel Quintessence is Tremblant’s preeminent boutique hotel, offering unparalleled beauty, comfort, luxury and service in the heart of the Laurentians. Quintessence,  is the fifth and highest element in ancient and medieval philosophy that permeates all nature and is the substance composing the celestial bodies. The entire hotel and service work in empathy and sync with this concept, assuring an unique experience of this quaint and charming destination.  Continue reading Hotel Quintessence Mont-Tremblant

CarlosMeliaBlog GPS Alert Mont Tremblant

CarlosMeliaBlog GPS Alert Mont Tremblant by www.carlosmeliablog.comCarlosMeliaBlog GPS Alert Mont Tremblant  |  Mont Tremblant, Canada  |  GPS Alert for CarlosMeliaBlog, this weekend I will be reporting live from de Ville de Mont Tremblant, in Quebec, Canada. Invited by Tourisme Mont Tremblant and Hotel Quintessence, I will be spending four days, relaxing, researching, reviewing and skiing at this at North America’s second oldest Ski Resort at the highest peak of Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains. For that yesterday I went shopping to The North Face and Century 21, and got my gear ready, I mean, the forecast is 9 Degrees Fahrenheit (-13 Celsius) during the day, so I better be ready. I found a few great things, like this Ear Warmers with built in speakers, so you can ski or snowboard at your own rhythm and tunes.  (regular price USD 30. Century 21 discounted price USD 14). Got a few FlashDry T-Shirts from The North Face (USD 50 each) to stay dry and warm while out. And this AMAZING Wind Stopper performance running pants that you can wear out or under your jeans (USD 140). Finally two pairs of globes, both with iPhone Touch Screen system, so I can snap photos and videos even at the most adverse weather conditions. A light pair from The North Face (USD 40) and Skiing Globes by Timberland (regular price USD 40, Century 21 discounted price of USD 17).  Continue reading CarlosMeliaBlog GPS Alert Mont Tremblant

CarlosMeliaBlog OUT OF OFFICE till 2014

CarlosMeliaBlog OUT OF OFFICE till 2014 by www.carlosmeliablog.comCarlosMeliaBlog OUT OF OFFICE till 2014  |  Dear friends, colleagues and followers. This is an OUT OF THE OFFICE message. CarlosMeliaBlog will remain closed till January 2nd, 2014. I am heading tomorrow to Berlin, Germany, where along with my partner Rubin Singer, and another 15 friends, we will be receiving the 2014. Of course, as usual, upon return, I will be posting all our experiences, restaurants, tips and more. We will be staying, at my favorite hotel in Berlin, the Hotel de Rome by Rocco Forte Hotels. I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a belated Merry Christmas and the BEST wrap-up of this amazing 2013 and an even more fantastic 2014. And as I always say …” Be careful with what you wish, IT MIGHT COME TRUE…” Destinations to come to CarlosMeliaBlog in 2014 are, Iceland, Greenland, Ireland, Japan, Canada more of India and plenty more… Happy 2014 and see you back next January 3rd to resume a year full of luxury and adventures around the globe In the meantime you may follow my path through Berlin New Year Eve at Carlos Melia Recommends, Twitter or InstagramCM @ Carlos Melia Recommends


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