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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…

5 GREAT MAPLE TREATS IN MONTREAL

The end of maple season approaches as spring swings into full bloom, so if you’ve got a yen for this particularly local flavour, now’s the time to indulge…

OSTERIA VENTI MAKES REGIONAL ITALIAN FOOD SING

For casual, wholesome and handmade Italian food, Osteria Venti is the new place to be. Chef Michele Forgione is at the helm of a restaurant which just celebrated its first anniversary with a bang…

SMOKE’S POUTINERIE COMES TO MONTREAL

By now pretty much everyone the world over has heard of Montreal’s most recognizable snack food, the Poutine, so the fries and cheese and gravy of it all require little introduction. But there’s a new kid in town – Smoke’s Poutinerie  – which is a string of franchises founded by a guy who isn’t even from here. But here’s the thing: it rocks.