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Guide to 2014 Edition of MTL à TABLE – Montreal’s Restaurant Week

The much-awaited third edition of MTL à TABLE – Montreal’s Restaurant Week – will be taking place from October 30th to November 9th 2014. This year’s event is presented by Wine of France and will see 140 participating restaurants which will each be offering 3-course, $19, $29 and $39 set price menus. This is a tasty opportunity for all food-lovers to go on a delicious discovery of several Montreal restaurants or revisit favourites ones at an affordable price. Whether you’re feeling romantic or organizing an outing with friends MTL à TABLE’s participating restaurants will have something to offer you. Although this event is mainly about restaurants, it also offers a slew of other gastronomic activities that will be taking place in and around that week.

Some of MTL à TABLE’s most romantic restaurants

October 30th marks the beginning of the 11-day food extravaganza that is MTL à TABLE, or Montreal’s restaurant week. 140 restaurants are participating in this third edition and will be offering food lovers 3-course set menus at $19, $29 or $39. It is a great opportunity to revisit some favourite spots or discover new ones at very reasonable prices. If you like going on culinary discoveries with your better half, this list of MTL à TABLE’s most romantic restaurants will come in handy…

The 2014 edition of the Omnivore World Tour Food Festival in Montreal

Montreal has a huge food culture and with the Omnivore World Tour Festival visiting for a third year, the city is solidifying its place on the world culinary map. From August 21st to 25th, Montreal will be abuzz with delicious events. Take in a demo, enjoy a dinner like no other or join the party, just don’t miss out on this great gastronomic celebration.

French pastry shop Maison Christian Faure

It’s been almost a year since Maison Christian Faure made its home inside a 300-year old beautifully renovated grey stone building in Old Montreal. The sophisticated and elegant French-style pastry shop has made a name for itself as one of the best sweet spots in Montreal…

10 Great Restaurant Terrasses in Montreal

There’s nothing like summer in Montreal. The city shimmers in the sun and puts on its best bling for Montrealers and visitors to enjoy. There are dozens of festivals, fairs, outdoor events, sporting activities and family outings happening every week but one of our favourites is to actually (finally!) be able to dine and drink outdoors. Here are 10 great restaurant terrasses to grab a bite in the sun or under the stars…

Complete 2014 Guide to Food Trucks and Street Food in Montreal

Last year’s food truck pilot project was a big hit on the streets of Montreal. People gathered and waited in line for their favourite street fare and the program was extended by about a month due to its popularity. The project has been improved upon and is back this summer with better schedules, more locations and even more trucks. If you want to know where to find Montreal’s food trucks and what they’re serving, this guide to food trucks and street food in Montreal is for you…

A Guide to Montreal’s Best Bakeries & Pastry Shops

In the last few years, Montreal has seen a boom in artisanal boulangeries (bread bakeries) and pâtisseries (pastry shops). From specialized cupcake stores, designer donuts and dainty French pastries to more traditional buttery baked goods, croissants and crusty baguettes, the city has it all. Here’s a breakdown of all sweet things Montreal has to offer organized by neighbourhood, so that you may always find your way to the closest flaky, gooey or crispy delectable snack…

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…