Gourmet wine and food tasting activities

There is more to TASTE MTL than savouring the culinary creations cooked up by participating restaurants during Restaurant Week. In fact, exciting gourmet activities are planned from now through December, with a line-up that includes food and wine tastings, luminous evenings and memorable events. Don't miss this great opportunity to indulge your passion for good food and wine and share your discoveries.


A thrilling month for all lovers of wine and fine dining

> La soirée À votre santé !

October 30, 3013
Location: Place des Arts – Salon urbain
An evening with bubbly once again marks this year's À votre santé! (Cheers to your health!) event, which brings together a unique and involved group of Montrealers along with actress Dominique Michel to support the cause that is dear to her heart-the construction of the new Centre intégré de cancérologie de l'Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont.

> Le Festin de Babette

November 1, 2013
Location: L’Entrepôt Dominion
Film buffs and Foodies alike will relish this one-of-a-kind evening under the artistic direction of Monique Giroux. The 220 guests at this dinner-theatre performance will partake of the celebrated “festin de Babette” or Babette’s Feast, with all profits in support of Alzheimer’s research at the Jewish General Hospital.

> Montréal Passion Vin

November 1 and 2, 2013
Location: Hilton Montreal Bonaventure
Montréal Passion Vin provides wine lovers with an unforgettable tasting experience replete with marvelous discoveries. Proceeds from this charitable event go to support a worthy cause: the mission of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (MRH).

> Le Salon des Vins d'Importation Privée

November 2 to 4, 2013
Location: Marché Bonsecours
Come and discover and savour the work of artisanal winemakers whose bottles are available as private imports. The program: authentic wines and memorable encounters.

> Les Classes de maîtres de l'ITHQ

Master classes : November 4 and 6, 2013
Gourmet meal: November 27, 2013
Location: Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec
Four unique and unforgettable sessions with international wine experts. Among these are sommelier specialists Romain Gruson, Lianne Castravelli, and Bertrand Eichel, who host friendly tastings around a head table with guest wine producers. Then, renowned culinary maestro and 3 Michelin star chef Michelin Pierre Gagnaire will orchestrate a gourmet meal.

> La grande dégustation de Montréal

November 8 and 9, 2013
Location: Place Bonaventure Exhibition Halls
For the third consecutive year, more than 200 winemakers, distillers, and brewers from around the world gather in Montréal to share their passion with wine aficionados. This year, California, Chardonnay, and world vodkas will be honoured. Nearly 1500 products will be available for tasting, and you will have the chance to order your favourite private imports.

> La Grande Tablée

November 11, 2013
Location: Parquet du Centre CDP Capital
A gastronomic event as appetizing as it is beneficial, La Grande Tablée offers 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 29 to December 1, 2013
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. Aficionados can enjoy making new discoveries through workshops, talks and tasting sessions. Products may be purchased on site.


> Opera on rue St-Denis

November 1 to 11, 2013
Participating restaurants will host singers from the Opéra de Montréal accompanied by a pianist. A draw to win a pair of Opéra tickets will be held in restaurants patronized during the week. (Partnership between the Opéra de Montréal and the SDC Pignons rue Saint-Denis, from Roy Street to Gilford Street.)

Tasso, bar à Mezze: Monday November 4 at 7 pm
Au Cinquième Péché: Tuesday November 5 at 7 pm
Le Continental: Wednesday November 6 at 8 pm

> Five restaurants along Mont-Royal Avenue welcome you with candles

November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10, 2013
Five restaurants along Mont-Royal Avenue invite you to sample their culinary delights in the soft glow of candles.

Also, on Sunday, November 3 and Sunday, November 10, the Avenue candle-lit supper dining experience will be further enhanced by the sweet sound of jazz, provided by the groups from the Festival de Musique de Chambre de Montréal.

Participating restaurants include: Restaurant Plein Sud, Pizzeria Roméo, M!isto, Chez Victoire, Bistro de quartier and Wakamono.

> An artistic light installation in Place Gérald-Godin

November 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2013
Location: Place Gérald-Godin du Métro Mont-Royal
To add magic to the moment, an artistic light installation comprised of several hundred candles under glass displayed on the ground in a sparkling mosaic will light up Place Gérald-Godin at the Mont-Royal metro station. A creation by Odace Événements.