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Montréal’s best hotel restaurants

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 →

Hot! Hot! Hot! African restaurants put sunshine in your plate

Montréal’s African cuisine scene is heating up, with an abundance of warm eateries to thrill our taste buds. From Ethiopia to Senegal, Mauritania to Morocco and Tunisia, here’s the lowdown on some truly mouthwatering specialties and flavours. Whet your appetite with this culinary tour of African food in the heart of the city. Tasted and recommended! WEST AFRICA #brunch #lakhaima #yaaam 👌👌👌 Une photo publiée par la Khaima (@lakhaima) le 27 Févr. 2016 à 8h31 PST Mile-End/Mauritania — La Khaïma “A visit to La Kaima is a genuine taste of the nomadic experience, of savouring time and being in the moment.” That sums it up. This Mauritanian restaurant in Mile End has become one of the city’s most popular African eateries. With a wide, welcoming smile chef Atigh Ould, invites you to try a table d’hôte “under the tent” in the finest desert tradition. Scrumptious seasonal dishes, served on big, inviting plates are devoured with pita bread. Mezzes, comforting soups, spicy tajines and coucous are all there to share. Vegetarians and meat lovers alike will adore this flavourful, cuisine, which makes us dream of exotic lands, created with Québec products, with halal meat and gluten-free options. Be sure to try the… / Read More →

Things to do in Montréal: October 23 to 29

Late October in Montréal is all about food, art-abundant culture, live music and Halloween fun. The city’s official Restaurant Week, MTL à TABLE, kicks off with gourmet festivities and menu specials, just as a cultural feast is unleashed in theatres and galleries, touring bands thrill music fans and Halloween activities creep into our already wild nightlife. Fantastic food   Montréal is a food lovers’ city, with more restaurants than most major urban centres and the acclaim to match – try as many eateries as you can during MTL à TABLE, Montréal’s official Restaurant Week, happening October 29 to November 8 at 150 restaurants across the city. For 11 days, take advantage of table d’hôte reduced prices ($21, $31 or $41), culinary tours, wine tastings, special events and more, from family-friendly restaurants to group-friendly locales, bring-your-own-wine favourites to local cheeses. For more details on what to do and where to go during Restaurant Week, read our Tourisme Montréal Guide to the 2015 Edition of MTL à TABLE. Happy eating! Halloween anticipation Because Montréalers love Halloween, the costumed fun starts early. Cult movie fans cheer for both the film and a cast of characters on stage at the Rocky Horror Picture Show Ball,… / Read More →

Best Tapas in Montreal

Tapas, meze, pikilia, pintxos, petiscos… whatever the country they hail from, the concept is basically the same: an array of small plates, cold or warm, meant to be shared among friends over drinks or a glass of wine. Popular all over the Mediterranean, from Portugal to Lebanon, they often act as starters to a meal or can even replace one. It is not that uncommon to do a tapas crawl, moving from one bar to the next and enjoying a drink and a few dishes at each establishment…

19 MTL à TABLE Photos That Will Make You Jealous & Hungry

Montreal’s restaurant week MTL à TABLE was a resounding success once again. People from all over gathered with friends and family to eat incredible food, drink fine French wine, and of course take Instagrams with the #MTLaTABLE hashtag. Take a look at some of the most scrumptious looking dishes from the foodie festival…

Things to do in Montreal for American Thanksgiving

According to historical lore, that very first Thanksgiving, celebrated by the English Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1621 following a successful harvest, was said to have lasted three days. Roughly the same amount of time any visiting American cousins could have at their disposal while exploring Montreal’s bounty this upcoming U.S. Thanksgiving holiday long weekend, which begins with Thanksgiving itself on Thursday, November 27…

Infographic: Visualizing MTL à TABLE (Montreal’s Restaurant Week)

MTL à TABLE is Montreal’s scrumptious restaurant week from October 30 – Nov 9, 2014. It has 140 participating restaurants all serving up a special menus all complete with specially selected french wine pairings. Check out this MTL à TABLE infographic to visualize the scope of the restaurant selection, and get a few ideas of where to dine based on ambiance. GUIDE TO 2014 EDITION OF MTL À TABLE – MONTREAL’S RESTAURANT WEEK GROUP-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS AT MTL À TABLE SOME OF MTL À TABLE’S MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS ENJOY FINE FRENCH WINES AT MTL À TABLE 2014 VIDEO: DISCOVER MTL À TABLE – MONTREAL’S SUCCULENT RESTAURANT WEEK! MTL à TABLE is powered by the SAQ, Mastercard by National Bank & ESKA. Treat yourself during MTL à TABLE, Montreal’s Restaurant Week, by taking advantage of a delicious special limited time Montreal Gourmand offer!

VIDEO: Bite Into Montréal’s Food Scene

Gastronomy is the art of choosing, cooking and eating good food. In Montreal, it’s not just a fancy word, it’s a way of life! Restaurants line almost any given street, all enjoying the healthy competition as they each try to raise the culinary bar. There’s also seasonal Food Trucks that gather in areas of the city. Calling them “Food Trucks” though hardly does them justice, they’re practically mobile restaurants! Montreal’s eclectic food scene can take you to the far corners of the globe with exotic dishes, or back in time with historic Quebecois delicacies. MTL à TABLE is Montréal’s incredible restaurant week from October 31 – November 9; it features 140 top restaurants with special tasting menus of either $19, $29, or $39 along with select French wine pairings. Make your reservation today! THE DETAILS MTL à TABLE, October 30 – November 9, 2014 MTL à TABLE is powered by the SAQ, Mastercard by National Bank & ESKA. Treat yourself during MTL à TABLE, Montreal’s Restaurant Week, by taking advantage of a delicious special limited time Montreal Gourmand offer!    

Laurier Avenue: Luxury Shopping, Fine Dining & Drinks

Day and night, Laurier Avenue teems with trendy people either buying cool stuff, eating delicious meals, or enjoying artisan cocktails. This upscale street stretches through the Mile End and Outremont neighbourhoods, and offers some of the best shopping boutiques and culinary experiences in the entire city…

Things to do this fall in Montreal

A veritable feast of seasonal events and activities make the fall in Montreal as vibrant as the colours on the slopes of Mount-Royal, whose already spectacular vistas and views take on an extra sensory resonance at this time of the year. But before heading there, there are some other essential stops along the way…