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The Omnivore World Tour Food Festival returns to Montreal

When the Omnivore World Tour left Montreal last year, the festival’s founder Luc Dubanchet promised to be back this summer. A man of his word, the international traveling event that celebrates young chefs and culinary innovation will be back in our fair city, August 14-19…

3 great food and family events in May

Now that warmer temperatures are back, the month of May is turning out to be a busy one for food events in Montreal. If you are a foodie, the following 3 events are sure to be up your alley

FOU D’ICI, a food haven in the heart of Quartier des spectacles

Located in the heart of Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles, FOU D’ICI is an urban market that’s been open since the end of 2011. This spacious and airy store has the feel of an open-air market and focuses on providing Montrealers and visitors alike with the best local products available…

Top 5 fish and seafood restaurants in Montreal

The fact that Montreal happens to be an island and is surrounded by water does not necessarily make it famous for its fish and seafood restaurants. Although our fair province is a land rich in sea treasures, the traditional Quebec diet is not very fish-friendly. However, a few restaurants in the city do specialize in this more delicate fare and here are some of the ones I turn to when I’m craving a taste of the sea…

Montreal’s French Culinary Heritage

Montreal is a city that boasts a rich multi-cultural culinary heritage, including many influences from every corner of the planet. The most important influence of all however – and one that has been present the longest – is undoubtedly French cuisine…

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!