December 8, 2014— The upcoming MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival celebrates its 16th edition with a program highlighting the haute cuisine of Switzerland (the featured country of the event), Washington D.C. (the featured American city), and the Lanaudière (the featured Québec region). Running from February 19 to March 1, 2015, winter’s must-go-to happening also transforms the Quartier des spectacles and its Place des Festivals into a welcoming destination for all, with open-air activities showcasing Montréal’s renowned celebratory spirit and flair for entertainment.
Foodies will be treated to dishes served up by some 15 renowned Swiss chefs at esteemed establishments like Toqué!, Maison Boulud, Laurie Raphaël, Europea, Renoir, and Laloux. Meanwhile, six chefs from Washington, D.C., and three from the Lanaudière will be preparing delights at various kitchens across town.
A special spotlight on Swiss music, from theatrical and classical to dance and blues will get your toes tapping for the occasion.
As usual, the festival closes with the “Nuit Blanche” (all-nighter), which invites you to enjoy some 180 downtown activities (many related to the thriving art scene), all linked by a free shuttle service.
International food, music, art, and a host of surprises await you at MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, where the warmth of festivalgoers charms even the coldest of February nights.