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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…

The second edition of TASTE MTL takes over Montreal’s restaurants November 1 to 11

Food lovers rejoice, the best time of year is here! For the second year in a row, TASTE MTL, our very own version of Restaurant Week, presented by Les produits d’érable du Québec in association with the SAQ, will take center stage throughout Montreal. This most delicious event takes place from November 1 to 11, 2013, and is a great opportunity to indulge in a variety of gourmet activities happening around the city…

Five cafés with international flair in Montreal

Montreal has seen a boom in independent cafés in the last few years. Champion baristas, single-origin beans and funky decors are part of every café’s equation. The following 5 picks are all that and so much more. Travel the world one cup of coffee at a time…

Great moments from the 2013 Omnivore Food Festival in Montreal

Once again and for the second year in a row, the Omnivore World Tour food festival has just ended its 6-day stint in Montreal. Food demos, Damn Dinners and the Omnivorious party were all met with huge enthusiasm by Montrealers and visitors alike. I attended a few of the festivities and was happy to see a lot of happy people present at these remarkable and unique activities…