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Bowled over: the food bowl trend hits Montréal

Looks like 2016 is the year the plate gets pushed aside to make room for the bowl. From power bowls to bibimbap, poke to acai and even porridge, the food bowl trend is picking up traction. What’s not to love? They’re healthy, low in calories, energizing and of course, Instragram-friendly. Here are our picks of the best Montréal food bowls to round out your culinary experiences. Maybe one of the cutest resto in the Old Port of Montreal 😍❤️ @venicemtl #venicemtl #resto #california #californiastyle #healthyfood #glutenfree #vegan #ondejeune #mtlmoments #mtlblog #mtlblogger #nightlife #levieuxmontreal #summer #love #❤️ Une photo publiée par VENICE RESTAURANT (@venicemtl) le 16 Août 2016 à 6h10 PDT THE POKE This typical Hawaiian salad is made of raw fish cubes or seafood, often seasoned with soya sauce, sesame oil, seaweed, sesame seeds and diced jalapeño and avocado. And Venice MTL smack in the middle of Old Montréal is totally on-trend, with its California vibe and healthy summery meals. The tuna poke with rice, edamame, mango, gingered tobiko, shoyu and spiced mayonnaise is not only divine, it’s addictive. Hawaii #powerbowl @lepokebar. Élu plat de l’été. Une photo publiée par Une parisienne à Montréal (@laurejuil) le 26 Juil. 2016 à… / Read More →

Things to do during the Labour Day Weekend: September 2 to 5

A slew of exhibitions, world-class auteur film, a mind-blowing art performance, a giant round-up of food trucks, a food fest that shines the spotlight on Québec cuisine, activities for families and hot party evenings: it’s going to be one mighty fine long weekend in the city! Exhibitions Montréal’s museums and art galleries are teeming with excellent exhibitions. On September 2, the MAC opens the doors to its popular Nocturne from 5 p.m. to 2 in the morning. Take advantage of your visit to see Edmund Alleyn. In my studio, I am many, Jean-Pierre Gauthier and Ryoji Ikeda. Orchestrated, Liz Magor. Habitude and Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin. Priority Innfield while you’re there. At the MMFA don’t miss the last days of the POMPEII until September 5 and take part in a musical experience that combines urban art and play structures with the sweet 21 balançoires (21 swings) on the Promenade des Artistes at the Quartier des spectacles. Starting August 31, you can see the World Press Photo at Bonsecours Market, which showcases the winning photographs of this prestigious professional world competition. On September 4, take the family to see the Harvest Festival at Maison Saint-Gabriel for a day of fun and market-fresh abundance that… / Read More →

Light up your taste buds during MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE

Winter winds may blow, but Montrealers don’t let frosty temperatures dampen their spirits: we embrace the season and celebrate it. One way we shake off the cold is with one of the world’s largest winter festivals, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIERE, from February 19 to March 1. For 11 days, visitors and locals alike can experience the pleasure of a Montréal winter through a unique program of activities that brings together performing arts, free outdoor family-friendly activities and, most importantly, gastronomy! Since 2000, over 500 world-renowned chefs have been paired with local culinary talent at the city’s finest tables to express their passion for the art of food. Here are some of the gastronomy events not to be missed. Honorary President of the festival, Pierre-André Ayer from the Michelin-starred restaurant Le Pérolles – voted western Switzerland’s chef of the year –joins host Jérôme Ferrer at Europea. He will be presenting a six-course meal of dishes that have helped build his reputation. The two Honorary President Dinners will be accompanied by some of Switzerland’s finest vintages never seen before in Montréal, hand-picked by Paolo Basso, named World’s Best Sommelier in 2013. Twice Michelin-starred chef Reto Lampart joins Riccardo Bertolino and Daniel Boulud and… / Read More →

NYC Loves MTL’s Festival Scene

Promotional content developed in partnership with The New Yorker Promotions Department. Montréal is a wonderful city to explore on foot, and one of my favorite places to start is the Quartier des Spectacles. Home to more than 80 cultural venues, including spaces for theater, film, live bands, and more, the Quarter is a great place to get a big-picture view of what’s happening in the city. Inside the landmark Le 2-22 building, I check out the animated art installation by Moment Factory at La Vitrine Culturelle. Ribbons of text and light stream in from different directions, mimicking the swirl of the city’s cultural offerings, while an interactive touch screen and kiosk serves as a ticket center and plugged-in information exchange for culture hounds like me…