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...]

From Pig Trotter to Scrapple: Fine dining meets sustainability at Lawrence restaurant’s popular brunch

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"The place has been packed the whole time we've been here," notes my aunt's astounded cousin as we're finishing our brunch at Lawrence. From our corner table, we've seen the steady stream of diners coming, waiting and grazing at the Mile End's longest standing gastronomic … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Restaurant Recommendations

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For some of these restaurant recommendations, it's too late to get a reservation, but for others, who knows? So if you're the going out on V-Day type, here are some places worth the splurge and others that don't take advantage of your romantic side by jacking up prices. BUT! To … [Read more...]

MTL à Table: Taverne F and Gluten-Free Fine Dining

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My first restaurant of this year's Taste MTL (aka MTL à Table or Montreal Restaurant Week) was Taverne F. I generally don't dine at 10 p.m. but when the deal is this good... $19 for two courses. From the handful of options, I chose: Sardines with vegetable escabèche, and Grilled … [Read more...]