Is there a city with more exceptional French cuisine in North America? Not likely. Of the 5,000 or so restaurants in Montreal, a growing number are taking traditional French cuisine in new directions; it's sometimes called "French-Fusion", and gourmets will discover California/Pacific Rim nuances at Toqué, generally regarded as the city's finest restaurant. (Do make sure your credit card isn't near its limit.) For more down-home fare, stop in at bistros where you can BYOB of wine, or sample more than 60 varieties of cheeses that can rival their unpasteurized French cousins, and tarte au sucre, a maple sugar-flavored pie.