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URBAN SUGAR SHACK LA CABANE RETURNS TO OLD MONTREAL

Unlike yesteryears where one had to drive for an hour or two to get to a sugar shack, the sugar shack has finally come to us city folks. La Cabane, now in its fourth edition, is an urban shack taking place this year at Les Éclusiers par APOLLO in Old Montreal…

A MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE CULINARY RECAP

Trying to decide where to eat and which culinary event to attend at Montréal en lumière is always a dilemma. There are enough options spanning the duration of the festival to keep one busy all day, everyday. This year, I decided to attend a few different things…

5 PLACES TO EAT IN OUTREMONT

The Outremont neighbourhood of Montreal conjures up images of beautiful parks, large, tree-lined streets and dreamy mansions. It is also a great neighbourhood for a culinary outing with friends or family. Here are some of my favourite spots to grab a bite…

TOP 5 MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE FOODIE PICKS

Leafing through the Montréal en lumière programme in order to decide which activity to attend can be a daunting task. So I am coming to your rescue, fellow food lovers, with my 5 recommendations for activities and/or meals. I hope it helps you enjoy Montréal en lumière even more. Don’t forget to book your spots early on so you don’t miss out on all the fun!

5 PLACES TO EAT ON SAINT-DENIS

There was a time in my life where I spent a lot of time on that particular stretch of Saint-Denis between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal. I’d linger on the terasse of a café, browse the shelves of the many used CD and bookstores and grab a bite at one of the many restaurants on that street….

5 PLACES TO EAT IN LITTLE ITALY

Montreal’s neighbourhood of Little Italy is teaming with – mostly Italian – food options. Whether you’re in the mood for a bowl of Bolognese or a slice of pizza pie, dozens of options are there to satisfy your craving. However, in this hood of mine, not all restaurants are created equal. When I have a hankering for something savoury, sweet or caffeinated, these are the places I head to…

HOTEL HERMAN DELIGHTS MILE END DINERS

Hotel Herman is not the kind of hotel where you can reserve a room. In fact, it’s not a hotel at all. What it is is a great restaurant that just opened its doors a few months ago in the heart of the Mile End neighbourhood…

PASTAGA WELCOMES TOP CANADIAN CHEFS TO THEIR ROYAL CANADIAN MONDAY

The Canadian Mondays events are a brilliant idea by Pastaga chef Martin Juneau who decided to use his restaurant as a window to introduce some of Canada’s most talented chefs to our fair city. The first Canadian Monday event took place at Pastaga on December 3, 2012 with guest chef Marc Lépine from Ottawa restaurant Atelier…

NEW TOQUÉ! COOKBOOK CHRONICLES QUEBEC GASTRONOMY

It took chef Normand Laprise close to 20 years to decide to write a cookbook and 3 years to put the finishing touches on the Toqué! book, which is coming out in English on November 28th. The most famous of Quebec chefs didn’t take the easy way out by writing a straightforward cookbook. The Toqué! Creators of a new Quebec gastronomy book is first and foremost, an ode to all the artisans who have contributed on a daily basis in making Toqué! the best restaurant in Quebec for the past 20 years.