Montreal’s new Z Tapas Lounge

Discover Montreal’s newest tapas bar in the heart of the resurrecting Quartier des spectacles area: Z Tapas Lounge.

Located right at the angle of Saint-Laurent and René-Lévesque boulevards, Z Tapas Lounge is the Hotel Zero1’s newest restaurant. Food and Quartier des spectacles aficionados are invited to discover chef Marielvi Falvino’s tapas, gourmet dishes and classics menu. Chef Marielvi Falvino is native to Venezuela and she truly knows how to experiment with Latin American flavours.

Z Tapas Lounge 5

The awesome pink piano
Crushed cherry tomatoes and mozzarella Buffala on toasted baguette
The Z Tapas Lounge interior

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Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert 2016

One of my favorite Montreal events is here: the Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert. It’s a great event to learn about eco food trends and try lots of food samples.

At the 19th edition of the Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert, health food, ecology and global health enthusiasts will be able to treat all their senses on March 11-12-13 at the Palais des congrès in Montréal and March 19-20 at the Centre des congrès in Québec City! More than 30,000 visitors in those two cities are expected to attend the largest Spring food and health event in Québec.

Visit CulturEatz’s facebook post and enter to win 1 pair of tickets for the Montreal Expo!

Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert

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Olivier Piffaudat: a chocolatier like no other!

The chocolatier Olivier Piffaudat is breaking the conventional chocolate mold with with his black garlic chocolate for Saint Valentine’s Day.

Have you ever heard the proverb “Birds of a feather flock together”? When I take a look around at my friends, I realize I truly live by this proverb. Most of my friends are not afraid of the weird, the unknow, the exotic. And one friend who truly brings this to mind is Olivier Piffaudat, a passionate chocolatier who really knows how to think outside the box. Or should I say outside the chocolate shell in his case.

chocolate display

When it comes to creating his flavors, he is a mad genius. You can count on one hand the more traditional flavors in his store. All the rest are very unusual. And I love how Olivier groups them: fruits, vegetables and cocktails. One chocolate is making its debut too, a very special one for Saint-Valentine’s day…one made with black garlic!

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Montreal en Lumiere 2016

We are about half way through winter and here in Montreal that means one thing: the Montreal en Lumiere festival is just around the corner with loads of fun outdoor activities, shows and culinary treats.

Since we live in winter mode for so many months out of the year here in Montreal, we like to celebrate and even have a winter festival named Montreal en Lumiere. You will find all kinds of fun outdoor activities, many free, and lots of paid shows and food related events. But just an evening walking around the site is fun, just get a couple of snacks from the food stands and enjoy the lights! Just dress well to stay warm. Here is what this year’s Montreal en Lumiere has to offer, from February 18 to March 5 2016.

Montreal en Lumiere 2016

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All about Montreal Smoked Meat

Quebec is definitely home to a few endemic foods and dishes. Topping the list is bagels, poutine, tourtières, whippet cookies, some kickass cheeses, and of course Montreal smoked meat.

The classic Montreal smoked meat sandwich has been around ever since the 19th century. It is on top of most tourist must-eat items and Montrealers have the occasional intense craving.

Have you tasted a Montreal smoked meat sandwich? Is it new to you? Today I will tell you all about this delicious deli meat that you can only find in Montreal.

Montreal Smoked Meat

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LeCHOP table d’hôte event

LeCHOP: Montreal’s 4th Annual Prix Fixe Culinary Event Serves up an exclusive experience for dining enthusiasts

Restaurants in Montreal are fired up and ready to serve up fine cuisine at chopped down prices! The 4th annual LeCHOP table d’hôte event takes place January 4, 2016 to February 11, 2016 at five participating restaurants.

L’Atelier d’Argentine Downtown, L’Atelier d’Argentine Vieux-Port, Decca77, Newtown, and Wienstein & Gavino’s will host this celebration of fabulous food combined with a culinary competition of skill and taste. The event offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy a delicious prix fixe 3-course dinner for just $25.00 at all participating restaurants.

LeCHOP

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Happening Gourmand 2016

The 9th annual Happening Gourmand is just around the corner. From January 7 to February 7 2016, enjoy amazingly priced meals in eight restaurants scattered throughout Old Montreal.

Many people in Montreal like to think that winter is meant to hibernate and stay indoors. Well I have never let a little snow or cold stop me from going out and having a good time. And many Montreal establishments try to get the lazy bears out with clever ideas. One of my favorite ones is the annual Happening Gourmand.

A group of restaurants located in Old Montreal offer very reasonably set priced three-course menus for a few weeks right after the holidays. This year’s Happening Gourmand will take place from January 7 to February 7, 2016. See all the deets below or check out the website!

So go out and enjoy a fabulous meal in Old Montreal. Have you ever taken a walk in Old Montreal on a warm winter night after a fresh snowfall? It is simply magical.

Happening Gourmand 2016