Award-Winning Free Cheese at Complexe Desjardins this Thursday to Saturday for Montreal en Lumière

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Free cheese? Yes, ma'am. And it happens every year as part of the Montreal en Lumière Highlights Festival. It's called the Fête des Fromages d'Ici (or the Festival of Our Cheeses, for anglos), and I'll be talking about it on GlobalTV's morning show at 7:20am this Tuesday. So … [Read more...]

Highlights of the Montreal Highlights Festival, Feb. 23-March 11, 2017

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You might not think the middle of the winter is one of the best seasons to eat out in Montreal, but the annual Highlights Festival is doing its best to convince you by inviting chefs from around the world to partner with local restaurants for two weeks of fine dining. The … [Read more...]

Damas: Gorgeous Syrian in Outremont

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Upscale Middle Eastern is still riding high in Montreal – especially with Damas Restaurant at the reins. Inspired by Yotam Ottolenghi and a slew of popular cookbooks from across the pond, Su is dragging well-dressed Westmounters to Verdun, LOV is doing it vegetarian in the Old … [Read more...]

Raw and Paleo Nori and Lettuce Wraps

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You can put whatever you want in these wraps. Once all the veggies are chopped, it's just a matter of throwing it all together. I shredded some carrots and beets, chopped some cucumber half-moons, grated some cauliflower as a rice replacement, added a layer of sauerkraut and some … [Read more...]

Falling in LOV

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When omnivores, carnivores and vegetarians alike are talking about a new restaurant in Montreal, it's a big deal. Because depending on your love of marinated tempeh, nutritional yeast-seasoned rice bowls and turmeric-tinged scrambled tofu, your opinion of vegan cuisine may … [Read more...]