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Montréal celebrates food all year round

Montrealers love to celebrate anything and everything, especially food and drink. Here are the top 19 food events that you need to look out for! First Fridays (Annually from May to October) Join the fleet of Montréal food trucks every first Friday of the summer and autumn months at the Esplanade Sun Life at the Olympic Park, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. for some awesome open air eats. Montréal Oysterfest (Annually in August) A weekend-long festival that brings together some of the city’s finest restaurants and bars to celebrate our all-time favourite bivalve mollusc, the oyster. Omnivore Food Festival (Annually in August) In collaboration with the SAT (Society for Arts and Technology), the Omnivore World Tour returns every year in the month of August to discuss and demonstrate trends and innovative techniques by world-renowned chefs. YUL EAT (Annually in September) YUL EAT is not only a “food festival” but also a celebration of all aspects of gastronomy featuring wine tastings, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, food vendors, family activities and a fleet of food trucks. Le Burger Week (Annually in September) Initiated by the same people who bring you La Poutine Week, Le Burger Week features over 30 restaurants around Montréal that offer their tasty interpretation of the humble… / Read More →

Discover Montréal one beer at the time

[Updated on April 27, 2016] Montréal’s festival season is right around the corner and the city is buzzing with anticipation. The Mondial de la Bière, which is celebrating its 23nd edition, is a must for beer enthusiasts and epicureans looking to fill their bellies with excellent artisanal brews and delicious food. The event takes place from June 8 to 12 at the Palais des congrès and entrance is free. There is a huge selection of beers to taste on site, which can make it a little intimidating. In fact, an array of foreign products will be offered to slake the thirsts of the curious in exchange for a handful of coupons. That’s not to mention local artisans who will also be well represented. As the hub of Québec’s brewing scene, many of Montréal’s breweries will be on site, evidently. So, to whet your whistle for the festival, here are 5 of the best beers that you can find right here in the city. Dieu du Ciel! – Moralité (29 Laurier Avenue West) Style: American IPA Originally brewed in partnership with The Alchemist, celebrated for its Heady Topper, this IPA has a beautiful, fairly clear golden colour, with a fluffy white… / Read More →