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5 Favourite Montreal Maple Treats

It’s maple season in Quebec and although that means an annual visit to a sugar shack for a joyful day of maple syrup overdose, it also means that this much-anticipated annual golden sap is on everyone’s mind, especially most chefs in the city. For a little – or large! – dose of this yearly treat, here are some of our favourite maple-laden concoctions…

5 Montreal wine bars with great menus

For the past few years, Montreal has seen the proliferation of the wine bar concept, where one can discover some great bottles or revisit favourite ones. Most of these wine bars offer a list comprising of predominantly private imports and quite a few of them have chosen to work with natural, organic and/or biodynamic products…

Montreal’s best family-friendly restaurants

  A great way to spend time with family is to gather up around the table for a delicious meal. Finding the right restaurant to accommodate everyone’s standards (and age group) can be a challenge but it’s not impossible…

10 of Montreal’s Best Sandwiches

When well made, a sandwich can be heavenly, a perfect portable meal that’s entirely satisfying. Below is a list of 10 of Montreal’s best sandwiches- from a sandwich starring grilled halloum cheese topped with crunchy coleslaw to an in-house cured gravlax on freshly baked rye and caraway seed bread, there’s something here guaranteed to knock your culinary socks off. And they’re all tried, tested and highly recommended by yours truly…

Celebrate cuisine at Montréal en lumière 2014

The 15th edition of Montréal en Lumière is taking place from February 20 to March 2, 2014. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the gastronomy program will be shining the spotlight on Montreal as a featured city…

Winter Street Food and Food Trucks in Montreal

Summer has come and gone and so has Montreal’s first ever food truck pilot project. This past summer saw the proliferation of food trucks in Montreal, for the first time in 66 years. This first attempt at street food has been a successful one, with over 30 trucks roaming the city’s streets and feeding hundreds of thousands Montrealers and visitors alike. The dining offer was varied, of high quality and delicious. Although some kinks still need to be worked out, this summer’s pilot project was highly successful and has most certainly paved the way to even more outstanding ones in the years to come…

The Second Edition of Taste MTL: a Success Story!

The second edition of TASTE MTL has just ended. Montrealers and visitors alike welcomed this most delicious of food festivals with unbridled enthusiasm and a great appetite. Most of the 128 participating restaurants were booked days ahead and the excitement could be felt via all social media channels just as soon as TASTE MTL took off on November 1. The avalanche of enticing photos from diners and restaurants alike was enough to whet any onlooker’s appetite and create an ongoing buzz that didn’t let up for the 10 days the festival lasted…

Quebec Maple Syrup Producers take centre stage at TASTE MTL

Think Quebec and the word maple quickly comes to mind. Our fair province’s biggest gourmet export is the delicious liquid gold that seeps out of our majestic maple trees every spring to then be turned into a wide variety of sweet maple products. It seems quite fitting, then, that maple products take centre stage for the second edition of TASTE MTL, the city’s most delicious event presented by the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (FPAQ) from November 1 to 11, 2013…

SAQ and TASTE MTL wish wine and spirits lovers a HAPPY NOVEMBER!

The SAQ is making the month of November very memorable with Happy November! Coinciding with TASTE MTL, connoisseurs, amateurs and those curious to learn more about wines and spirits have tons of activities to take in. With 300 winemakers to meet and 2500 products to taste, the options are abundant…