All month long, the magic of culinary flavours and the pleasure of discovering the very best vintages from Quebec and around the world juxtapose, setting the stage for fascinating exchanges with the artisans behind it all.
>La soirée À votre santé !
October 30, 2014
Location: Place des Arts
An evening with bubbly marks this year's À votre santé! (Cheers to your health!) event to support the cause of the construction of the new Centre intégré de cancérologie de l'Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont.
>Montréal Passion Vin
October 31 and November 1, 2014
Location: Hilton Montreal Bonaventure
One of North America’s most prestigious wine events invites wine enthusiasts to a tasting of great bottles.
>Le Salon des Vins d'Importation Privée
November 1 to 3, 2014
Location: Marché Bonsecours
The program: more than 2,000 authentic wines for tasting and and memorable encounters with nearly 100 winemakers. Also, La Paulée, a delicious meal featuring delectable wines to be shared with participating winemakers, will take place on November 1.
>Le Festin de Babette
November 20, 2014
Location: Entrepôts Dominion
An evening where you can taste Babette’s celebrated feast. All proceeds will go toward Alzheimer’s research at the Jewish General Hospital.
>La grande dégustation de Montréal
November 7 and 8, 2014
Location: Place Bonaventure Exhibition Halls
More than 200 winemakers and distillers from around the world gather in Montréal to share their passion with wine aficionados. This year’s featured country will be South Africa and its succulent Chenin Blancs while the spirits in the spotlight will be the world’s whiskies. In all, some 1,500 products will be available for tasting.
>La Grande Tablée
November 17, 2014
Location: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
A festive evening with a menu conceived by Québec's top chefs. All proceeds from this delicious deed will go to help people in need.
>La Fête des Vins du Québec
November 28 to 30, 2014
Location: Marché Bonsecours
Meet vintners and learn all about the wines and cheeses of Québec, from the production process through appellations and origins and wine-and-cheese pairing. This year, we’re celebrating women in wine by turning the spotlight on female oenologists, winemakers, grape growers and local chefs.
EVENTS ON MONT-ROYAL AVENUE
Six restaurants along Mont-Royal Avenue welcome you by candlelight
From October 30 to November 9, six restaurants along Mont-Royal Avenue will turn down the lights and turn up the ambiance as they invite you to sample their house specialities by the soft glow of candlelight.
>Restaurant Plein Sud
222 Mont-Royal Avenue East
The table d'hôte menu offered by the Plein Sud restaurant reads like a book of Southern French culinary traditions : magret de canard, lamb shank, veal with green olives, pissaladière and home-made desserts. The wine list is primarily French and includes some private imports.
285 Mont-Royal Avenue East
Le Roméo offers a warm and inviting atmosphere in an urban setting, perfect to enjoy a unique dining experience! Pizzas, tapas and tasty nibbles will delight even the most refined palates!
>Renard Artisan Bistro
330 Mont-Royal Avenue East
Renard Artisan Bistro is a small, charming neighbourhood restaurant that is fully committed to sustainable practices and responsible consumption. The menu features local produce and is respectful of biodiversity.
844 Mont-Royal Avenue East
Grenouille serves up traditional French and Quebecois seasonal cuisine in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
929 Mont-Royal Avenue East
M!sto offers a wide selection of cocktails, a meticulous wine list and savoury fare in a casual atmosphere with urban flair.
>Chez Victoire, Bistro de quartier
1453 Mont-Royal Avenue East
Chez Victoire... a nod to the character found in many of Quebec author Michel Tremblay’s novels. This neighbourhood bistro exudes a casual, retro feel enhanced by elegant bistro cuisine and products from eco-responsible purveyors.
LES 7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN - CUISINE AND CONFESSIONS, A CIRCUS TALE
The TOHU serves up a hot dish of savoury circus artistry and sweet culinary sentimentality with Cuisine & Confessions by Les 7 Doigts de la Main.
>Cuisine and confessions
It’s a well-known fact that life happens in the kitchen…it’s where parties end up, stories are shared, homework is done, and where laughter and tears season tender moments. With their latest innovative production, Les 7 Doigts de la Main take us where the senses reign supreme – the kitchen – and intensify our sensations of smell, taste, and touch with visually stunning acts of acrobatic prowess. Running from October 28 to November 16 at the TOHU, this is one meal you won’t want to skip!
Reserve your tickets online to take advantage of a 15% discount. (Use the promotion code TOHU15.)
TOQUÉ! AND EUROPEA SHINE DURING MTL à TABLE
MTL à TABLE is proud to highlight two extraordinary Relais & Chateaux restaurants: Toqué! and Europea, each offering exclusive $69 menus!
For over 50 years, the Relais & Chateaux insignia has distinguished upscale hospitality through exceptional client experiences. Two outstanding Montréal restaurants proudly bear this standard and have created menus priced at $69 exclusively for MTL à TABLE.
>Restaurant Toqué !
900 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Reservations at 514-499-2084 or via Open Table
A Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux and member of the Grandes Tables du Monde, Chef Normand Laprise proposes a 3-course menu over two services in a stylishly modern setting.
Internationally-acclaimed Chef Jérôme Ferrer of Europea – another Grande Table du Monde - has created an exclusive 6-course menu featuring à delectable market-fresh cuisine. Two services are offered and valet service is available.
THE MONTRÉAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
From Cézanne to Picasso to Kandinsky, discover masters of the avant-garde during MTL à TABLE.
>Avant-garde art is coming to dinner
Travel back to Paris at the end of the 19th century and through to the First World War via some hundred paintings, drawings and prints by French and German avant-garde masters as well as a series of historical documents of the era. From October 30 to November 30, 2014, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts offers a $5 discount on a ticket purchased for the exhibition Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Impressionism to Expressionism, 1900-1914 that runs until January 25, 2015. Reserve online with the promo code “mtlatable”.
FESTIVE TASTE-TESTING ALONG SAINT-DENIS STREET
In an appetizing lead-up to MTL à TABLE, participating restaurants along Saint-Denis Street (between Roy and Gilford) invite you to drop by the SAQ at 4008 Saint-Denis Street (corner of Saint-Denis/Duluth) on October 18, 24 and 31 to sample some of their exclusive delicacies.
>Kinoya Izakaya Restaurant
Salmon tartar, appetizers served with honey-wasabi sauce (shake wasabi-ae) accompanied by a CA Bolani Pinot Grigio.
Friday, October 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
>Au 5e Péché Restaurant
On the menu: salmon gravlax, tapen-algue (olive tapenade with dulse) and cuttlefish ink brioche alongside Russian Standard vodka.
Friday, October 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.