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TASTE MTL TAKES OVER MONTREAL: NOVEMBER 1-11

From November 1 to 11, TASTE MTL presented by SAQ takes over some of Montreal’s best tables (and wine glasses). From Europea to Chez L’Épicier, from Le Grain de Sel to over 100 Montreal restaurants of every price range and type of menu, this will be an event the likes of which this city’s stomachs have never seen! Make your reservation now!

FIVE MONTREAL HARVEST PLATES

It’s harvest time again in Montreal, the maple leaves have turned and leaf peepers crown the country roads on weekends, mixing with the trucks that bring the produce in to stock the cold rooms of the city’s top artisans. This is perhaps the season when our culinary uniqueness is the most obvious. The thing is, we have the same crops here as do many cities in our latitude – mushrooms, greens, tomatoes, squash – and yet our chefs always find new and ever more appealing ways to showcase the season’s bounty.

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: OCTOBER 5-11

The Thanksgiving long weekend in Montreal features many things to be thankful for, and food is naturally among them. But on top of all the good meals Montreal provides, this week brings a film festival, world-class dance, theatre and art, a massive dance party, and lots of live jazz, rock and more…

TASTE MTL, MONTREAL’S RESTAURANT WEEK: NOVEMBER 1-11

Yes, I know – it does seem incredible that until this year, a food-filled city like Montreal doesn’t have a Restaurant Week. Until, now, that is. The good news is that this November, Tourisme Montreal will launch TASTE Montreal presented by the SAQ (the liquor commission) and several other major sponsors, will be hosting the first annual Taste Montreal – Restaurant Week.

A MONTREAL BURGER PHOTO GALLERY

Montreal ushered in September with the first annual Montreal Burger Week. Over twenty restaurants – some with specialty burgers specifically for this week – participated in this weeklong burger brawl, battling for the ultimate title. If you missed out, here’s a photo gallery of some of Montreal’s best burgers…

MONTREAL RESTAURANT PROFILE: EUROPEA

Jérôme Ferrer, chef and co-owner of Europea, tells us about the culinary experience offered at his restaurant and makes a Quebec foie gras poached on river stones with maple wood chips. See for yourself during Taste MTL – Montreal’s Restaurant Week, November 1-11, 2012.

PORTUGUESE CHICKEN IN MONTREAL

Unike the little villages that pepper Montreal where one can find an abundance of local ethnic specialties – dragon’s beard candy and dim sum in Chinatown and fresh canoli and pizza in little Italy – you can smell the grilling of Portuguese chicken from almost any corner of town…

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL WOWS CULINARY CONTEST WINNERS

Sometimes the job of writing about food for Montreal Buzz seems less like a job and more like a lucky break – and this was certainly the case one sunny Saturday this summer when I joined six other lucky people who had won a Facebook contest put on by Montreal’s InterContinental Hotel…