Eat your heart out this January during Old Montreal’s Happening Gourmand. It’s an event that is styled in the tradition of New York’s Restaurant week where critically-acclaimed restaurants offer deluxe dining experiences at discount prices. But because we like things bigger and better in Montreal, the event is slated for 3 whole weeks from January to the beginning of February…
The Happening Gourmand is in its 6th edition this year and you can expect the same great restaurants and a few surprises.
Eight of Montreal’s finest restaurants (part of the storied Antonopoulos Group) await diners with a fixed price menu that includes a choice of 2 entrées, 3 choices of main meals and a choice of 2 desserts. It’s an excellent opportunity to indulge in Montreal’s world renowned gastronomy and discover a new favourite restaurant. With participating establishments like Taverne Gaspar, Vieux Port Steakhouse, Modavie, Suite 701, Restaurant Verses, Mechant Boeuf, Aix Cuisine du Terroir, Bevo Bar and Pizzeria– you have no excuse not to eat out for a night in January.
All of the restaurants featured are excellent, but if you’re looking for Mediterranean cuisine and live music, check out Modavie where the meals are accompanied by nightly live jazz. Generally reservations aren’t required but it’s a good idea to call ahead to book your spot if you have your heart set on a particular restaurant.
The lunch table d’hote is a new development this year. For just $15 dollars, you can delight in an afternoon nosh at Vieux Port Steakhouse, Modavie, Suite 701, Aix Cuisine and Verses Restaurant in the Hotel Nelligan. Stopping in at one of these fine restaurants is the perfect conclusion to a winters stroll in the Old Port. Discover for yourself why the world is talking about Montreal’s exciting gastronomy and thriving restaurant scene.
Happening Gourmand, January 10 to February 3, 2013