Food

Lunchdesk: A Healthy Office Meal

For many busy office workers it’s hard to find the time to prepare a healthy lunch to take to work. Montrealer Andra Sitoianu saw an opportunity when she started Lunchdesk, a small catering company that delivers healthy lunches to offices in remote neighbourhoods that lack even a food court. Sitoianu...

Five Montreal Easter Brunches

If you’re planning to cook up a storm this Easter, why not take a break from the kitchen and head out for a festive brunch? Several restaurants around town have concocted special menus for the occasion. Whether you want to enjoy fine gastronomy, have a meal in the park, visit...

Montreal Celebrates the Croissant

What’s in a croissant? The crescent-shaped pastry and breakfast staple is no ordinary delicacy. A well-made croissant reflects the skill of its maker. On May 3, La Fête du croissant, which celebrates the iconic French treat and the work of the local artisans behind it, is back for a third...

Easter Treats Across Town

Are you on the hunt for an Easter treat? From eggs of all sizes to cute animal shapes, chocolate takes on many forms this holiday. Pastry shops and bakeries have also prepared more elaborate desserts for the occasion, and let’s not forget hot-cross buns, a sweet bread traditionally eaten on...

Gluten-Free Beer from Glutenberg and François Chartier

More and more gluten-free products are being added to shelves at grocery stores. Now, Glutenberg, Quebec’s gluten-free microbrewery, has paired up with renowned sommelier, wine-maker and best-selling author François Chartier to create a line of gourmet, gluten-free beers. The first of four limited-edition seasonal beers is now out: the Imperial...

Invasion Cocktail: Montreal’s First-Ever Cocktail Week

First there was London. Then New York. After New Orleans, Portland and Toronto, Montreal is the latest city to host its very own cocktail week. Invasion Cocktail will descend upon Montreal on May 1 in various bars and restaurants throughout the city. For $20, cocktail week attendees can purchase an...

Les Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Dinner to Benefit ITHQ Students

Next week, Montrealers have the rare chance to dine on a meal made by a three-star Michelin chef, Christopher Kostow, from The Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa Valley. He is cooking for Les Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux dinner, which will be held in the ballroom of the Fairmont Queen...

Celebrating the Maple Season: A Sugar Shack Guide

Spring is upon us and one of the sweetest times of the year has arrived. With the rise of the urban sugar shack, it’s no longer a requirement to leave the city for a total maple experience. In town, we paid a visit to two Old Montreal sugar shacks: Laurent...

Chef Éric Gonzalez Joins Les Enfants Terribles

Leaving L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel was a tough decision for chef Éric Gonzalez. But after more than four years leading the kitchen of the Montreal restaurant, he is ready for a new challenge. On April 28, he will make his debut as the new executive chef, kitchen director and partner at Les...

Butcher Shops to Delight a Carnivore’s Heart

The images that come to mind when thinking about butcher shops are usually gruesome. And understandably so. Chances are, if you enter a butcher shop’s walk-in refrigerator there will be carcasses hung from the ceiling, and shelves of trays containing the likes of kidneys, liver, sweetbreads and brains. Glance around...
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