Old Montréal's Happening Gourmand


January 4, 2013 – You have to salute the unrepenting and unrelenting foodie that is a Montrealer. No sooner have we taken our sated bodies from tables laden with holiday treats, than we gladly partake in Old Montréal’s Happening Gourmand, from January 10 to 31. And we enjoy it all over.

Now celebrating its fourth edition, the Happening Gourmand gives food lovers the chance to take advantage of $18-, $23- or $27-prix-fixe dinners at eight participating Old Montréal restaurants:Vieux-Port Steakhouse, Modavie, Taverne Gaspar, Méchant Bœuf, Suite 701, Verses, Aix Cuisine and BEVO Bar + Pizzéria. Not only is it a great way to treat your taste buds, but a chic evening out at a restaurant (great food, conversation and ambiance) is also one of the most convivial ways to ward off the winter blahs.

Whether you’re a budding gourmet or a food fanatic at heart, the Happening Gourmand allows you to discover a new restaurant or go back to your favourite haunts. The best part is that, for this culinary celebration, up to 40% is knocked off your bill. Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to eat, drink and be merry and kiss goodbye to January at these top-notch Montréal restaurants? Plus, it’s a surefire way of satisfying your cravings without worrying about punishing your wallet.

So, if you’re game for a three-course menu (choice of two entrées, three main courses and two desserts) that showcases each restaurant’s specialties, this gastronomical event definitely has your name on it. Make sure to reserve in advance for the chance to sample the mouth-watering fare each establishment will be serving. At these prices, you’d be a fool to resist… and the calorie-counting? Ah, for that, you’ve got all winter.