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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 →

Come live some magical Montreal Moments this spring and summer

Montreal truly comes alive in the spring and summer months. The terraces open up, bikes wind in and out of parks dotted with festive picnic spreads and the whole town seems to resound with the sights and sound of art, film, music, comedy and LGBT festivals. From a lazy brunch in the Plateau neighbourhood to an early evening boat ride in the Old Port, summer in Montreal is a little slice of paradise.

Top 5 fish and seafood restaurants in Montreal

The fact that Montreal happens to be an island and is surrounded by water does not necessarily make it famous for its fish and seafood restaurants. Although our fair province is a land rich in sea treasures, the traditional Quebec diet is not very fish-friendly. However, a few restaurants in the city do specialize in this more delicate fare and here are some of the ones I turn to when I’m craving a taste of the sea…

Montreal’s Best Steaks

From the time my gums itched and my teeth came in, I was bred to be a carnivore. It goes without saying that my taste for meat is quite discriminating, so I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite Montreal steakhouse options for us meat-lovers to cut our teeth on….

THE BEST MONTREAL FOOD & NIGHTLIFE APPS

As the world goes mobile, so are many of the restaurants and clubs that make up an important part of Montreal’s culinary and nightlife scene. Here are some of the best Restaurant and Nightlife apps that can help you navigate your way to a perfect night out!

5 PLACES TO EAT ON SAINT-DENIS

There was a time in my life where I spent a lot of time on that particular stretch of Saint-Denis between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal. I’d linger on the terasse of a café, browse the shelves of the many used CD and bookstores and grab a bite at one of the many restaurants on that street….

HOTEL HERMAN DELIGHTS MILE END DINERS

Hotel Herman is not the kind of hotel where you can reserve a room. In fact, it’s not a hotel at all. What it is is a great restaurant that just opened its doors a few months ago in the heart of the Mile End neighbourhood…

EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH THE 6th EDITION OF HAPPENING GOURMAND

Eat your heart out this January during Old Montreal’s Happening Gourmand. It’s an event that is styled in the tradition of New York’s Restaurant week where critically-acclaimed restaurants offer deluxe dining experiences at discount prices. But because we like things bigger and better in Montreal, the event is slated for 3 whole weeks from January to the beginning of February…