With thousands of options, getting a taste of Montreal’s restaurant scene can take some precise logistical planning. Luckily if you’re visiting Montreal, your gastronomic journey’s starting point can start closer than you realize. Some of Montreal’s great chefs helm the kitchens of the city’s finest luxury and boutique hotels. These restaurants highlight some of city’s creative culinary teams and are frequented and appreciated by visitors and locals alike. E.A.T (Être Avec Toi) Located in the trendy W Hotel (also home to Plateau Lounge and Wunderbar) E.A.T is amalgamation of restaurant and art gallery. Edgy murals and commissioned canvas pieces by local artists adorn the walls of the space. Headed by Executive Chef Sébastien Giannini, the menu is heavy on seafood that features, multi-tiered seafood towers, shellfish on ice, catch of the day specialties as well as local and seasonal dishes. W Hotel – 901 Square-Victoria (514 395-3180) Laurie Raphaël Discover the wonders of Quebec terroir cuisine at Laurie Raphaël brought to you by Chef Daniel Vézina. Chef Vézina (radio and television host, author, and philanthropist) and team executes his contemporary style of cuisine characterized by an emphasis on local products and regional flavours. Hotel Le Germain – 2050 Mansfield Street… / Read More →
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Montreal has a huge food culture and with the Omnivore World Tour Festival visiting for a third year, the city is solidifying its place on the world culinary map. From August 21st to 25th, Montreal will be abuzz with delicious events. Take in a demo, enjoy a dinner like no other or join the party, just don’t miss out on this great gastronomic celebration.
It’s been almost a year since Maison Christian Faure made its home inside a 300-year old beautifully renovated grey stone building in Old Montréal. The sophisticated and elegant French-style pastry shop has made a name for itself as one of the best sweet spots in Montréal.
Having already looked at downtown Montreal and Griffintown/Saint-Henri in the first two TASTE MTL 2013 videos, we ended the series in two adjacent neighbourhood that are absolutely packed with great restos: Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End. From the internationally renowned Mediterranean cuisine of Milos to Lola Rosa‘s charming and relaxed vegetarian specialties to the current and seasonal cuisine of Restaurant Icône, there’s absolutely something for every palate (and wallet). So… have you made your reservations yet? Come to Montreal and save with our amazing Sweet Deal Hotel Package!
After exploring downtown Montreal in our first TASTE MTL 2013 video, we turned our attention to the much buzzed-about neighbourhoods of Griffintown and Saint-Henri. We started with the contemporary French cuisine of Code Ambiance before heading over to check out EVOO‘s playful French/Irish/Mediterranean gastronomy and finished up, because why not, with some drinks and BBQ at the great Boucan. So… have you made your reservations yet? Take advantage of your stay in Montreal with our Sweet Deal package filled with special offers valued at $500!
For our first TASTE MTL 2013 video, we decided to take a look at Montreal’s downtown neighbourhood. We focused in on three great restaurants: Le Contemporain, the Musée d’art contemporain’s gourmet bistro, the wild izakaya called Imadake and finally the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure’s resto Le Castillon. So… have you made your reservations yet? Come to Montreal and book a Sweet Deal Hotel Package with up to $500 in savings on great activities and attractions!
Once again and for the second year in a row, the Omnivore World Tour food festival has just ended its 6-day stint in Montreal. Food demos, Damn Dinners and the Omnivorious party were all met with huge enthusiasm by Montrealers and visitors alike. I attended a few of the festivities and was happy to see a lot of happy people present at these remarkable and unique activities…
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…
It goes without saying that Montreal has quickly become a hub of culinary talent that showcases local ingredients and honors regional producers. Our Quebec gastronomic ethos is one that has been praised by international media and local critics to be one that not only exhibits finely executed terroir cuisine, but also reflects and celebrates our city’s cultural diversity… Giovanni Apollo is one of the premiere chefs that subscribe to this culinary philosophy. A decorated, award-winning chef, author and television personality, Apollo has well established his enterprise of four different properties, each with its own unique personality and concepts. From Le Bistro that sees a modestly priced daily table d’hote that brings fine dining to an approachable level, Le Restaurant that exemplifies gastronomy at its most refined level, a stripped down urban beach snack bar called La Buvette, to a comfort food spot in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal– Les Éclusiers par Apollo. Les Éclusiers par Apollo is located on the quay of the old port, perched atop the old locks, inhabiting the now repurposed lock-house serving guests featuring an impressive wine list, signature cocktails and a seasonally inspired menu. The space is a juxtaposition of industrial elements and… / Read More →
Cooking class or book signing session at one of Montreal’s top foodie shops: Dante, Appetite for Books or Les Touilleurs.