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French pastry shop Maison Christian Faure

It’s been almost a year since Maison Christian Faure made its home inside a 300-year old beautifully renovated grey stone building in Old Montréal. The sophisticated and elegant French-style pastry shop has made a name for itself as one of the best sweet spots in Montréal.

FrancoFolies: the biggest music festival in the French-speaking world!

Though it’s the second-largest French-speaking city on the planet after Paris, Montreal is nevertheless top dog when it comes to celebrating francophone music, boasting the biggest music festival in the French-speaking world in the form of the annual FrancoFolies de Montréal…

Classic Montreal Restaurants To Rediscover

In recent years, Montreal has been riding the cusp of gastronomic innovation, fostering world acclaimed chefs and kitchen teams that push culinary boundaries to levels and reaches not yet seen before. In the wake of trendy hot spots and places to be seen, are the proud and noble predecessors that have forged the foundation of Montreal’s restaurant scene…

Les Éclusiers par Apollo serves sophisticated comfort in Old Montreal

It goes without saying that Montreal has quickly become a hub of culinary talent that showcases local ingredients and honors regional producers. Our Quebec gastronomic ethos is one that has been praised by international media and local critics to be one that not only exhibits finely executed terroir cuisine, but also reflects and celebrates our city’s cultural diversity… Giovanni Apollo is one of the premiere chefs that subscribe to this culinary philosophy. A decorated, award-winning chef, author and television personality, Apollo has well established his enterprise of four different properties, each with its own unique personality and concepts. From Le Bistro that sees a modestly priced daily table d’hote that brings fine dining to an approachable level, Le Restaurant that exemplifies gastronomy at its most refined level, a stripped down urban beach snack bar called La Buvette, to a comfort food spot in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal– Les Éclusiers par Apollo. Les Éclusiers par Apollo is located on the quay of the old port, perched atop the old locks, inhabiting the now repurposed lock-house serving guests featuring an impressive wine list, signature cocktails and a seasonally inspired menu. The space is a juxtaposition of industrial elements and… / Read More →

It’s Summertime in Paris at Montreal’s Parisian Laundry

Until August 13, when you travel to Montreal, you also get Summertime in Paris. That’s the name of the annual summer show at the Parisian Laundry, one of the west end’s most breathtaking galleries, which this summer is showing work by a collection of young movers and shakers…

MONTREAL RESTAURANT PROFILE: LALOUX

Francis Archambault, manager of the renowned “Montreal Bistro” Laloux, spoke to us about the wonderful effect that respected pastry chef Patrice Demers has on the menu that chef Jonathan Lapierre-Réhayem creates every day. See for yourself during Taste MTL – Montreal’s Restaurant Week, November 1-11, 2012.

QUEER OF THE YEAR 2012: BEHIND THE SCENES OF SEXY GRAVY

The Poutine: Fresh french fries, sprinkled with cheese curds, smothered in gravy. Usually people chow down on a poutine at 3AM after the clubs are closed and you need to stuff your face with something naughty and delicious. It’s not the prettiest of sights. Leave it to Queer of the Year to try and make this culinary staple… Sexy?