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The Omnivore Food Festival

Happening: August 21st, 2014 to August 25th, 2014
What: Chefs, Festivals, Gastronomy

Demonstrations, new trends and creativity are on the menu of this culinary festival organized in collaboration with the SAT.

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Montréal celebrates food all year round

Posted on February 25, 2015 by .

Montrealers love to celebrate anything and everything, especially food and drink. Here are the top 15 food events that you need to look out for!


Je t’aime en chocolat

A weekend-long event dedicated to all things chocolate. Join chocolate vendors and experience seminars by the Academy of Chocolate and a chocolate fashion show, all for free at Bonsecours Market. Annually in February (2016 dates to be confirmed).


La Poutine Week

Some 40 restaurants around the city create signature poutines – our official-unofficial dish – in a bid to win the title of the city’s best poutine. Annually in February (2016 dates to be confirmed).


Mondial des cidres

Taking place at the Grande-Place of Complexe Desjardins, this event introduces over 300 varieties of sparkling, still, and ice cider made locally in Québec. Annually in February (2016 dates to be confirmed).



The 16th edition runs until March 1. One of the largest festivals in the world celebrating winter, Montréal en Lumiere pairs world renowned chefs with some of the city’s finest tables to create menus and wine pairings offering unforgettable experiences.



Montréal’s Little Italy invites you to experience the Italian tradition of “Aperitivo” (a European version of happy hour). From February 4 to March 25different restaurants and bars will host an Aperitivo where, for $15, you can enjoy a drink and all you can eat finger foods!


Invasion Cocktail – Montréal Cocktail Week

From May 5 to 11, 2015, one can enjoy cocktails at a reduced price at participating restaurants.


Lobster Clam Jam

Rain or shine, the Lobster Clam Jam sees 20 local restaurants offering delicious bites on site along the scenic Lachine Canal, raising money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation Québec.


Festival Mondial de la bière (Montreal Beer Fest)

For the last 21 years, The Festival Mondial de le bière has been offering workshops and demonstrations, as well as samples of local micro brews and international favourites. The 22nd edition runs from June 10 to 14.


A Taste of the Caribbean Festival

A Taste of the Caribbean Festival is an exciting weekend of food, music and arts from over 20 Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada and many more.


First Fridays

Join the fleet of Montréal food trucks every first Friday of the summer and autumn months at the Esplanade Sun Life at the Olympic Park, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. for some awesome open air eats.


Montréal Oysterfest

A weekend-long festival that brings together some of the city’s finest restaurants and bars to celebrate our all-time favourite bivalve mollusc, the oyster.


Omnivore Food Festival

In collaboration with the SAT (Society for Arts and Technology), the Omnivore World Tour returns every year in the month of August to discuss and demonstrate trends and innovative techniques by world-renowned chefs.


Le Burger Week

Initiated by the same people who bring you La Poutine Week, Le Burger Week features over 30 restaurants around Montréal that offer their tasty interpretation of the humble hamburger.


Montréal’s own restaurant week: over 140 restaurants in the city serving specialty table d’hôte menus at a reduced price.


Happy November

Brought to you by the SAQ, Happy November is a month-long celebration of wine and gastronomy highlighting local Québec-made products.


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