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

Savor Peruvian cuisine at Mochica for MTL à TABLE

MTL à TABLE has arrived in Montreal! You can now sample 150+ restaurants at very fair set prices. And this particular culinary trip takes us to Peru at Mochica.

Let’s face it, November is a depressing month. The cold weather slowly sets in, the sky is grey and trees look sad and naked without leaves. You almost wish for a snowfall to cover the brown landscape.

Thankfully, for the past four years now, a ray of foodie sunlight has brought warmth and joy to the month of November in Montréal, Québec. Happiness envelops Montréal when MTL à TABLE arrives.

Mochica

Restaurant Mochica: fine Peruvian dining

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Mimi la Nuit, Old Montreal

Just like any tourist, many Montreal locals may find themselves one evening in Old Montreal after a day of wandering around the cobble stoned streets with a pequish pang in their stomachs. The sad thing is many cheap eateries close early in this touristic spot and all is left are expensive tourist traps.

Well no more with this new kid in town: Mimi la Nuit, a small yet extravagant nightclub in Old Montreal, welcomes gourmets, wine lovers and night owls – with an open kitchen till 2 AM!

Mimi la nuit facade © Randall Brodeur Mimi la nuit salle arriere © Randall Brodeur

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Kyozon restaurant: the new Asian kid in town

Last week Montreal was witness to a mega restaurant media launch party like I had not seen in a while. Let me introduce you to the newest Asian sweetheart on Crescent, THE downtown “bar-and-club street” :  Kyozon restaurant.

Kyozon presents itself as an affordable destination that blends a great bar with tasty New-Asian cuisine and a mezzanine Kaiten belt.

Kyozon sushi conveyor

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Where y’at from New Orleans

“Where y’at” is what I would say to you today if we crossed paths on the street. This expression means “How are you?” in the Big Easy. That is right, I am on a well deserved little getaway in New Orleans as we speak.

A friend and I are here for a week to visit another dear friend who recently moved here for a job. We will feast and drink, seek out alligators in the bayous, stroll through plantations, practice voodoo ceremonies and dance to Zydeco music in Acadia while eating some boudin.

And we will gain many pounds even if we walk all day. Boiled crawfish, gumbo, jambalaya, bananas foster, muffalettas, oysters, snowballs, beignets, pralines, king cake, alligator, turtle soup (finally), okra and po’ boys are just a sampling of the local specialties we are planning on devouring.

And yes, there will be at least one post minimum showcasing my week of gluttony. “Awrite, den”.

French Quarter NOLA

Chicago Food and Travel part 2

Finally here is part 2 of my Chicago trip. If you missed part 1 click here.

The photo below shows one of the most famous recognizable symbols of Chicago. The Cloud Gate is a public sculpture, one of many in the city, located in Millennium park. It is also nicknamed the bean because of it’s shape. The mirror surface reflects your image in funny shapes depending on where you stand. It is a really cool art piece. You have to go see it at night time to, as it reflects the dark skyline at some neat angles.

Cloud Gate

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