Montreal Food Fair: Saveurs & Tentations

Posted on August 14th, 2009 by .

Visiting and local foodies are in luck: from August 12-16 Montreal is hosting an all-new trade show dedicated to local food. It’s called Saveurs & Tentations, which is French for “Flavours and Temptations,” so you can’t say you haven’t been warned. It promises to be one delicious event. Plus, it’s free.

Presented in collaboration with Slowfood Montreal, this event takes place on the pier of the historic Old Port and will feature some 80 exhibitors offering a taste of Quebec gastronomy. Twenty dollars gets you 20 samples of fine cheeses, locally raised meat, wine, beer, cider, spirits, heirloom fruits and vegetables, sweet treats… I think I could eat twenty samples of the cheeses alone…

And for those who also enjoy food on the intellectual level, there will be conferences, workshops and culinary demonstrations by well-known Montréal chefs, like Jérôme Ferrer from Europea.

Here’s a tip for a lovely night out: For $50, on Saturday night, you can enjoy a spit-roast lamb dinner called méchoui. In addition to this amazing taste of Quebec tradition, you’ll also be in a prime spot to watch the final night of Montreal’s International Fireworks Competition (honouring the 25th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil). You should reserve now, since there are only 150 tickets available. Call 514-277-3477, extension 21.

As for me, I’ll definitely be checking out just about everything there. So stay tuned on Twitter for news about my favourite discoveries.

Saveurs & Tentations
Jacques-Cartier pier, in the Quays of the Old Port
Saveurs & Tentations

August 12-14 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
August 15 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
August 16 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission is free
$20 for 20 samplings


  1. Donna

    / Feb 4th

    Are you hosting a 2013 event?

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