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MTLàTABLE special events

Several gastronomic events take place every year during Montréal’s restautant week, MTLàTABLE. This year is no different and includes guided gourmet tours, wine and spirits gatherings, a Relais & Châteaux experience, cultural activities and some delicious cheese and chocolate competitions. Here is a quick look at what’s on the menu from November 3 to 13. Guided tours Discover some of Montréal’s best gourmet neighbourhoods during MTLàTABLE by taking one of the several guided culinary tours offered. The Old Montréal food tour, presented by Local Montréal Tours This three-hour guided walking tour by Local Montréal Food Tours brings you on a culinary voyage through Montréal’s most historical district. You can expect a history lesson of significant landmarks as well as several food tastings, including local craft beer and Québec cheeses. Happy hour in Little Burgundy / Saint-Henri presented by VDM Global Little Burgundy and Saint-Henri are two adjacent neighbourhoods in Montréal’s Southwest borough that are buzzing with exciting culinary innovations and the latest restaurant openings. Your tour includes a glass of Languedoc wine with an appetizer and a surprise tasting from a neighbourhood eatery. Happy hour in the Quartier des spectacles presented by VDM Global Tour Montréal’s Quartiers des spectacles, home… / Read More →

Preview of the 2016 Edition of MTLàTABLE – Montréal’s Restaurant Week

This year marks the fifth edition of MTLàTABLE – Montréal’s Restaurant Week – which will be taking place November 3-13, 2016. This year’s edition is presented in collaboration with Les vins du Languedoc and will see 150 participating restaurants, offering a 3-course, $21, $31 and $41 set price evening menu. As for all you night owls out there, late night $21 menus are also back at some of the participating restaurants. This is a tasty opportunity for all food-lovers to go on a delicious discovery of several Montréal restaurants or revisit favourites at an affordable price. Whether you’re feeling romantic, want to revisit your favourite spot, need to book a family restaurant or organize an outing with friends, MTLàTABLE’s participating restaurants will have something to offer everyone. Brunches are back! Montrealers’ favourite weekend activity–brunch!– is back as an integral part of the MTLàTABLE programme for the second year. Participating restaurants will offer a $15 brunch menu giving you the chance to ease into the weekend with tasty egg Benedicts or a stack of crispy waffles.  A few restaurants that don’t normally offer weekend brunches will be doing so for MTLàTABLE so you’ll also have the opportunity to taste some unique… / Read More →

13 awesome apps to use when visiting Montréal

Whether you’re in Montréal for a quick weekend getaway or a twelve-month residency, these popular apps will help you navigate the city. Société de transport de Montréal (STM) Apple | Android As Montréal’s official public transit app, app users can consult bus and métro timetables, find fare information, obtain the fastest travel route using its trip calculator and more. Plus, the app is updated for events and service disruptions, so it’s often a more reliable choice than Google maps.   Transit Apple | Android An alternative option to the STM app, users can source public transit options and also alternative options, such as BIXI (bike share) information and Uber drivers in the area. Developed in Montréal, Transit works in 114 metropolitan areas!     BIXI Apple | Android BIXI is the official application of the bike sharing system in Montréal. This free application lets you know, in real time, the number of bikes and docking points available at each station while also providing handy maps.     P$ Mobile Service Apple | Android Driving a car around Montréal? This app enables you to pay for your parking space with your smartphone from wherever you happen to be.      … / Read More →

Montréal goes gourmet this November

Fall in Montréal is fantastic: first the cultural smorgasbord of all things art, followed by followed by two major mouthwatering events: MTL à TABLE, the city’s Restaurant Week and Happy November, a one-month celebration of wine and gastronomy, by the Société des alcools du Québec (or the “SAQ” as the locals call it). Here’s a more in-depth look at what’s to devour this month and how you can be a part of it: Explore the joys of MTL à TABLE MTL à TABLE, or the city’s Restaurant Week, runs from October 29 to November 8 this year, and for this fourth edition, the city is setting the table for 11 amazing days of feasting. For the occasion, epicureans get to taste their way through special three-course fixed price menus ($21, $31 and $41) at 150 participating restaurants across town. Exclusively this year, two $69 menus will be offered at Toqué! and Europea, both prestigious Relais & Chateaux restaurants. Some scrumptious extras also include special late-night menus for night owls, savoury and sweet brunch menus on weekends and mixology classes to shake things up a little. Get happy with Happy November Giving dreary November a dash of panache is Happy November,… / Read More →

Things to do this fall in Montreal

A veritable feast of seasonal events and activities make the fall in Montreal as vibrant as the colours on the slopes of Mount-Royal, whose already spectacular vistas and views take on an extra sensory resonance at this time of the year. But before heading there, there are some other essential stops along the way…

A Guide To Wine, Beer & Booze In Montreal

Montreal is one of the great cultural centres of the world; and with great culture, comes great drinking. Need a lowdown on where to buy wine, beer, and booze in Montreal? Read on…

SAQ and TASTE MTL wish wine and spirits lovers a HAPPY NOVEMBER!

The SAQ is making the month of November very memorable with Happy November! Coinciding with TASTE MTL, connoisseurs, amateurs and those curious to learn more about wines and spirits have tons of activities to take in. With 300 winemakers to meet and 2500 products to taste, the options are abundant…

QUEBEC WINES AND CIDERS AT THE SAQ

Anyone who has been in Montreal long enough quickly discovers that this is one hell of a foodie town. Amazing oysters. Incredible artisanal cheeses made right outside the city. Organic pork, duck, venison, you name it. And yes, despite the harsh winters, in the lush valleys just south of the city, some very decent wines and ciders are being produced…