Dining differently in Montréal

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February 21,2012 Montréal’s expansive culinary offering is no big secret; just ask any Montrealer on any given day, and they’ll be sure to rhyme off a quick list of exceptional restaurants for you to try.

But what if it’s something DIFFERENT that you crave, something extraordinary, in the highly exceptional as well as the very unusual and remarkable sense of the word? Go figure—Montréal has that, too!

In the dark about O.NOIR? Exactly! Canada’s first-ever restaurant that invites you to dine in the dark, O.NOIR offers an incomparable gastronomic event as well as a social lesson on what it’s like to be blind, just like the entire wait staff. Five percent of O.NOIR’s profits are donated to local associations that serve the blind and visually-impaired.

Cuisine holds a healthy meaning at Zero8, where the focus is on scrumptious, allergen-free food. Here, you won’t find the eight priority allergens—thus the name Zero8—in any of the tasty dishes available, but you will encounter a one-of-a-kind, worry-free, dining experience.

For a traditional Japanese specialty, try Shabu Shabu Kagayaki. The term “Shabu Shabu” is derived from the "swish swish" sound of cooking food in a pot, and at this restaurant, you’ll be presented with a variety of veggies and meats to dip into that pot and cook with various sauces and spices for a fun, interactive meal.

Why not give our “Chefs of Tomorrow” a try today? At the elegant Restaurant de l’Institut, hailed as one of Montréal’s best, thanks to its fine fare and service, emerging culinary minds will delight your taste buds with innovative dishes featuring regional produce.