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Discover Languedoc wines with Montréal sommelier Sindie Goineau

This year, MTLàTABLE is being presented by Vins du Languedoc, which is where one third of French wines are made. From elegant whites and festive rosés to robust reds, not to mention bottles of effervescent and fortified vin doux naturel, there’s surely something for everyone, every meal and every occasion! Since the restaurants participating in MTLàTABLE offer set menus for 25% less than the regular price, why not splurge on a more expensive bottle of wine? If your evening out includes the chance to chat with a sommelier, make the most of the opportunity by asking for recommendations. After all, providing wine advice isn’t just their job, it’s also their passion. A good sommelier will help you find the right wine pairing for your meal—and your budget. You’ll enjoy the taste all the more knowing you made the right choice and spent your dollars wisely. Le vin que j’ai apporté à la soirée @Saisonsmtl d’hier : le Château Sainte Eulalie Plaisir d’Eulalie, un Minervois du Languedoc-Roussillon doucement corsé et épicé. 👌🏻🍷 Une photo publiée par Tellement Swell par Eve Martel (@tellementswell) le 30 Août 2016 à 13h55 PDT If you’re feeling bold and want to pick your own bottle, stack… / Read More →

Your 2016 MTLàTABLE survival guide

We all know that eleven days of outstanding restaurant dining and great gastronomic events during MTLàTABLE necessitates some preparation. This year’s edition is presented in collaboration with Les vins du Languedoc and is filled to the brim with exciting and delicious experiences. We’ve put together this survival guide that will help you secure seats at your favourite restaurants and spots at your preferred events. Time to shop for some stretchy pants and get ready for the best food-centric week of the year! Event The 5th edition of MTLàTABLE, November 3-13, 2016, with 150 participating restaurants offering a 3-course, $21, $31 and $41 set price evening menu. Some restaurants will also offer a 21 late night menu while some others will be serving a $15 brunch. What you’re getting into Eleven days of delicious menus to be enjoyed at restaurants all across the city as well as a great collection of food and beverage related events such as guided gastronomic tours, wine events, and tastings of chocolate desserts and cheese-focused dishes. Making reservations When making a restaurant reservation for MTLàTABLE, you have access to several filters that will make your booking process easier and faster. Starting from the top, the first… / Read More →

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…