Montréal will be honouring the beauty and diversity of Italy through music, culture, food and folklore at Italian Week, held August 5 to 14. The agenda includes an outdoor opera, a star-lit fashion show, classical and popular music concerts, a Fiat 500 car exhibit, a dessert contest and much more. Now boarding for la dolce vita! Food You can’t even mention Italy without thinking about the country’s cuisine. At 2 p.m. on August 14, Saint-Laurent Boulevard’s Shamrock Stage will turn into a buttery battlefield with the official Best Coda d’Aragosta Contest. Before your very eyes, master pastry chefs will be going head to head to impress a handpicked jury of discerning eaters. Rest assured that once the deliberations are over, the flaky creations will be available for you to sample! But if it leaves you still feeling hungry, try one of these fantastic pizzerias or authentic Italian restaurants. Meanwhile, the Ateliers & Saveurs culinary school in the Old Port will be offering several cooking classes and wine tastings inspired by the flavours of Italy. Treat your taste buds while feasting your eyes on their fantastic heritage space! Culture If there’s an exhibit you should check out this week, it’s Pompeii. Running… / Read More →
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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!
Italian delis are criminally underrated. Where else can you get a sandwich, stand at a counter and enjoy an espresso and overhear bickering of how well your favorite European football team is doing? Montreal’s Italian community is vast and stretches from one end of the city to the other. Here are some awesome delis to get your fix of everything Italian…