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MONTREAL’S OUTDOOR WINTER DJ FESTIVAL: IGLOOFEST

Despite seriously cold weather (even for Montreal), almost 18,000 people checked out the opening weekend of Igloofest. We think the video above does a pretty good of explaining why. With three more weekends ahead of us, and music from Ellen Allien, TNGHT, A Tribe Called Red, Caspa, Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, Joy Orbison, Chris Liebing and many more on the way, there’s no reason for you not to suit up and come get down in the Old Port.

BEST OF 2012 MONTREAL BUZZ VIDEO

With 2013 fast approaching, we wanted to look back at some of the amazing moments that made 2012 so special and recognize and highlight all the amazing work our cameraman Guillaume Langlois has done. Please check out all of the videos on the Tourisme Montreal Youtube channel and we’ll see you next year!

TRAVELLING VIA RAIL WITH THE FAMILY

If you’ve ever travelled with young children, you’re probably sceptical of the phrase “Getting there is half the fun”. But, on a recent VIA RAIL trip from Montreal to Ottawa with an 18 month old, I can report having what amounted to an almost civilized journey…

MONTREAL RESTAURANT PROFILE: LALOUX

Francis Archambault, manager of the renowned “Montreal Bistro” Laloux, spoke to us about the wonderful effect that respected pastry chef Patrice Demers has on the menu that chef Jonathan Lapierre-Réhayem creates every day. See for yourself during Taste MTL – Montreal’s Restaurant Week, November 1-11, 2012.

MONTREAL RESTAURANT PROFILE: TASSO BAR à MEZZE

Constant Mentzas, chef and co-owner of Tasso bar à Mezze, spoke to us about his modern Greek cuisine while preparing some grilled octopus and artichoke with mint pesto. See for yourself during Taste MTL – Montreal’s Restaurant Week, November 1-11, 2012.

CONTEST: SHARE. EAT. WIN.

To celebrate Taste MTL and our blog’s new Instagram account and feed, we’ve got a cool new contest: tag your restaurant photos on Instagram with #TASTEMTL and/or #MTLaTABLE to win free dinners at some of Montreal’s best restaurants!

TASTE MTL TAKES OVER MONTREAL: NOVEMBER 1-11

From November 1 to 11, TASTE MTL presented by SAQ takes over some of Montreal’s best tables (and wine glasses). From Europea to Chez L’Épicier, from Le Grain de Sel to over 100 Montreal restaurants of every price range and type of menu, this will be an event the likes of which this city’s stomachs have never seen! Make your reservation now!

MONTREAL RESTAURANT PROFILE: CHEZ L’ÉPICIER

Laurent Godbout, chef owner of Chez L’Épicier, talked to us about about his restaurant’s casual elegance while preparing a Surf and Turf his way: a potato salad with grilled octopus and crispy pork belly. See for yourself during Taste MTL – Montreal’s Restaurant Week, November 1-11, 2012

MONTREAL RESTAURANT PROFILE: EUROPEA

Jérôme Ferrer, chef and co-owner of Europea, tells us about the culinary experience offered at his restaurant and makes a Quebec foie gras poached on river stones with maple wood chips. See for yourself during Taste MTL – Montreal’s Restaurant Week, November 1-11, 2012.