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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.

PASTAGA: BIG TASTE ON SMALL PLATES

The new restaurant Pastaga, which puts the spotlight on Quebec ingredients, has been garnering lots of buzz and media accolades for the creative small-plate cuisine of chef-owners Martin Juneau and Louis-Philippe Breton and the interesting selection of organic wines on offer…

CHEF MARTIN JUNEAU TAKES OVER MONTREAL’S URBAN SUGAR SHACK

The early spring tradition of the sugar shack (or “cabane à sucre”) is a given in Quebec, which, for city folk like us, used to mean piling into a car for a chilly ride up to some rustic cabin. Last year saw an ingenious innovation to the tradition: The urban-chic sugar shack of La Cabane, in the Old Port…