Montreal’s food festival Taste MTL brings foodies together to experience the best gastronomy in town. They’ve been sharing their food pics with us all week by using the #TasteMTL and #MTLaTable tags on Twitter and Instagram. Here is a small curation of some of the yummiest looking dishes…
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Having already looked at downtown Montreal and Griffintown/Saint-Henri in the first two TASTE MTL 2013 videos, we ended the series in two adjacent neighbourhood that are absolutely packed with great restos: Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End. From the internationally renowned Mediterranean cuisine of Milos to Lola Rosa‘s charming and relaxed vegetarian specialties to the current and seasonal cuisine of Restaurant Icône, there’s absolutely something for every palate (and wallet). So… have you made your reservations yet? Come to Montreal and save with our amazing Sweet Deal Hotel Package!
Montreal’s gastronomisphere shines with an ethnic diversity that represents the bright faces and eclectic cultures that makes our city truly unique. With tastes and flavors as complex as our parking signs, using a plethora of spices and herbs, there is nothing more colorful than Indian cuisine. Here are a handful of places that will sure set your taste buds sizzling…
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 →
The Canadian Mondays events are a brilliant idea by Pastaga chef Martin Juneau who decided to use his restaurant as a window to introduce some of Canada’s most talented chefs to our fair city. The first Canadian Monday event took place at Pastaga on December 3, 2012 with guest chef Marc Lépine from Ottawa restaurant Atelier…
Tokinese soup, or better known as “Pho”, is a beef bone soup that’s been tended to for hours, mixed with a blend of ingredients like ginger, onions, clove, and cinnamon. Most common, it’s served with noodles, tender slices of beef, garnished with fresh bean sprouts, Thai basil and a blast of limejuice; it’s a warm hug in a bowl from your Vietnamese mother.
It took chef Normand Laprise close to 20 years to decide to write a cookbook and 3 years to put the finishing touches on the Toqué! book, which is coming out in English on November 28th. The most famous of Quebec chefs didn’t take the easy way out by writing a straightforward cookbook. The Toqué! Creators of a new Quebec gastronomy book is first and foremost, an ode to all the artisans who have contributed on a daily basis in making Toqué! the best restaurant in Quebec for the past 20 years.
Probably the last thing chef Derek Damman would like to hear about his new restaurant Maison Publique, in the Plateau neighbourhood, is that it’s co-owned by British celeb-chef Jamie Oliver. Rightly so: the welcoming pub-like décor and the highly delicious and hearty dishes are all Damman’s doing. Oliver, his ex-boss and good friend, is a mere financial backer, who only visitted the place – and Montreal itself! – for the first time last Saturday.
For the first year, Taste MTL was a great success. Hope you had enjoyed it. Meanwhile next year edition, you can take a look at our recap video.
This past Saturday, FoodLab celebrated its first anniversary with a bang. There was a special festive menu, family, fans and colleagues, pretty lights, a ping-pong table and birthday cake.