Every year, Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s Museum of Archeology and History, puts on a Cultural Feast celebrating Montréal’s various cultural communities through their respective cuisine. It’s free. It’s outdoors. I never miss it. After all, Montréal’s cultural mix makes for a tasty meal.
On Saturday and Sunday May 30th and 31st, don’t miss out on the chance to sink your teeth into perogies, churros, bubble tea, kangaroo meat and much more. Explore food kiosks, partake in tastings, let the little ones enjoy children’s activities, and discover traditional local products from Québec. On Saturday at 4pm, I highly recommend cocktail demonstrations from Ateliers et Saveurs’ head bartender. Then, on Sunday at noon there’s a Mexican cuisine workshop by chef Juan Mendoza of Chipotle et Jalapeno. Check out the full schedule online to whet your appetite!
Need a lead into this, since it is a jump back in time (chronologically) and it switches from food to music. Saturday at 1pm, let the music of Lynda Thalie take you away. Because of her Algerian origins, this local artist describes her songs as a blend of honey and maple syrup!
And while you’re at it, on Sunday, take advantage of the 23rd edition of Montréal Museums Day to visit the Pointe-à-Callières museum. Museum admission and public transit are free on Sunday!
Pointe-à-Callière’s Cultural Feast
350 Place Royale (corner of De la Commune Street in Old Montréal)
May 30 and 31, 2009
11 am to 6 pm