Montréal en Lumière is back for its 18th edition, this time shining the spotlight on the French city of Lyon - one of the world’s premier culinary destinations. A slew of gastronomic events satisfying all tastes, occasions and budgets is slated to kick off on February 23rd. If you feel overwhelmed by the multitude of choices, our curated list is here to help you out. Hurry, some events have already sold out. [Image: iStock]
It’s hard to believe that this tasting event held in Old Montreal is already celebrating its 10th anniversary – a decade of deliciousness that is clearly a testament to its popularity!  Held from January 5 to February 5, 2017, Happening Gourmand offers excellent tables d’hôte menus ranging in price from $23 to $30. This year, nine restaurants are participating, so you have plenty to choose from. [image credit: iStock]
From 3 to 13 November 2016, 150 Montreal restaurants will be taking part in MTLàTABLE, which celebrates its 5th anniversary this year. Thanks to the formula of three courses for $21, $31 or $41, it’s the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and try something new while staying on budget. So without further ado, here’s a guide to what’s on offer (menus are subject to change). [photo credit: Susan Moss]
The days of Prohibition were an attempt to legislate morality and deemed alcohol as evil. With this came the birth of the speakeasy; hidden bars without signs or visible entrances where people could still enjoy their favourite cocktails. That charm and mystery continues today, and Montreal is a haven! Check out these standout speakeasies hidden away around the city.[Image credit: iStock.com/Jitalia17]
In our ongoing search for the ultimate combination of great food and excellent wine, we’ve turned to wine and food expert and award-winning author François Chartier. We asked him for his top picks for wine bars in Montreal that pair an excellent wine list with truly impressive food coming out of the kitchen. Read on to discover his recommendations. [Image credit: iStock.com/PeopleImages]
With several award-winning, innovative cookbooks to his name, François Chartier knows a thing or two about creative cuisine. Here, he kindly provides a guide to some of the most interesting eateries in Montreal, where inventive dishes and unique flavours are sure to please. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised!
You want your first date to stand out from the rest, but that doesn’t mean it has to be expensive! It should be fun, unique and… shouldn’t be too messy. As a rule stay away from tacos, finger licking ribs, and crab legs that require you to get in there with your fingers and mouth. We would be giddy with excitement if we were taken to these fabulous first date spots in Montreal.[Image credit: iStock.com/Anna Bryukhanova]
Since 1987, the Festival Nuits d’Afrique has been enchanting Montrealers with its unique performances and workshops. Taking place from July 12 to 24, this year’s show features works by local artists as well as talented creators from the Antilles, Africa and Latin America. Take this opportunity to visit African restaurants right here in Montreal.
Summer just doesn't seem to want to leave us this year! Soak up the last few rays of the season or welcome fall by dining out on one of Montreal's top terraces. From authentic pizza al taglio to the freshest oysters you can find, there's a little something for every set of tastes. [Image credit: iStock.com/ShotShare]
If there's one thing we know how to do in Montreal, it's seafood – the city is essentially an island, after all!. And when we do up our seafood, we do it in style. Whether you're looking for tuna tartare or a unique take on scallops, this list of great restaurants is the perfect starting point to enjoy delicacies from the sea.
There is no slowing down the juggernaut that is the Montreal restaurant scene. Year after year, we witness a fair share of closings, but those are offset by a tide of openings across all price ranges and neighborhoods. Here’s our curated list of eateries to watch out for in 2016.
Montreal is renowned for its refined dining scene. Are you looking for classic magret de canard in the ambiance of a French bistro-style restaurant? Or do you seek something more extravagant and adventurous, like duck confit served right out of a can? Either way, Montreal is ready and willing to satisfy your fine dining cravings. [Image credit: iStock.com/giovanni1232]
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