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Festival YUL EAT is back in Montréal this labour day weekend

The third edition of Festival YUL EAT is coming back to Quai de l’Horloge in Old Montréal on Labour Day weekend (September 3, 4 and 5). After last year’s very successful edition, this year’s chapter promises to be even better and more delicious. Free admission tickets will give festivalgoers access to the main site at the Old Port’s Clock Tower Quay where many food trucks will be parked to feed the hungry crowds. The full schedule hasn’t been revealed yet, so keep checking the YULEAT website for details. The YULEAT Festival will also include several other experiences, which we’ve detailed here below. YUL EAT Experience Festivalgoers who purchase tickets to the YUL EAT Experience will have access to a private zone where talented chefs and industry experts, winemakers and local artisans will be presiding over workshops and demos, food stands and wine and spirit tastings. Many industry experts such as chef and TV star Martin Juneau, pastry chef extraordinaire Patrice Demers, chefs Marc-André Jetté, Danny St-Pierre, oyster connoisseur Daniel Notkins and many more will be participants in this portion of the festival. Festivalgoers will also be able to attend some roundtables on some interesting topics pertaining to the culinary industry,… / Read More →

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 →

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…

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!    

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…

VIDEO: Discover MTL à TABLE – Montreal’s Succulent Restaurant Week!

If you put all of Montreal’s foodie culture on a single table, it would be a stunning smörgåsbord of different heritages, an eclectic array of flavours, and an exhibition of dishes so gorgeous they could only be described as “edible art.” Our flare for fine food and daring dining is in our DNA; so during MTL à TABLE  from October 30 to November 9, locals flock to sample the best culinary creations that boil in the creative minds of Montreal’s chefs. This year all of MTL à TABLE‘s 140 participating restaurants will feature wine pairings from France with their exclusive menus. So loosen your belt a few notches, grab some friends, and make a reservation at a romantic or group-friendly restaurant! 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!

Group-friendly restaurants at MTL à TABLE

The close of October marks the end of harvest season and the beginning of the festive season, when thoughts turn to gathering with groups of friends and family. Starting on Oct. 30, the third edition of MTL à TABLE – a 11-day celebration of the gastronomic arts taking place at 140 Montreal eateries with affordable set menus of $19, $29 and $39 – provides a citywide selection of top-shelf restos for your impending gang hangouts…

Some of MTL à TABLE’s most romantic restaurants

October 30th marks the beginning of the 11-day food extravaganza that is MTL à TABLE, or Montreal’s restaurant week. 140 restaurants are participating in this third edition and will be offering food lovers 3-course set menus at $19, $29 or $39. It is a great opportunity to revisit some favourite spots or discover new ones at very reasonable prices. If you like going on culinary discoveries with your better half, this list of MTL à TABLE’s most romantic restaurants will come in handy…