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CHEF DANIEL BOULUD BRINGS MAISON BOULUD TO MONTREAL

Blame it on Daniel Boulud’s star power. The New York-based chef’s spanking-new Maison Boulud, at the iconic Ritz-Carlton Hotel, has been buzzing from the moment it opened its doors. The menu is a blend of Boulud hits and dishes that feature some of the Québec ingredients discovered by the chef on recent trips to the province, like excellent suckling pig from the Laurentians and arctic char from the Gaspésie region…

JOE BEEF AND THE ART OF LIVING IN MONTREAL

“My favorite restaurant in the world is Joe Beef.” The bold statement wasn’t uttered by just another of the Montreal restaurant’s die-hard fans. It actually opens the new book, The Art of Living According to Joe Beef, in the foreword written by none other than David Chang, one of the world’s most famous chefs and owner of a growing empire of which Manhattan’s Momofuku Ko is the crown jewel..

LE CARTET: CASUAL LUNCH IN A GOURMET BOUTIQUE

Like any other well-touristed neighbourhood in the world, Old Montreal has its fair share of traps serving overpriced and mediocre food to unknowing travellers. A tell-tale sign one should always steer clear of: plasticized menus with faded photos of the dishes. The good news is that those places are outnumbered by lovely restaurants and cafés that showcase the best this city can offer – you just have to know where to go…