Montréal Plaza: Small Plates and Duck Breast

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What happens when the former chef de cuisine of Toqué! strews his beautiful mixes of ingredients, colours and flavours over tabletops in Little Italy? This: A lot of black truffles, crispy puffed rice and duck fat. And the best part? About a third of small plates, … [Read more...]

Taste-Testing the Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert on Global Television

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This morning I got Kim Sullivan to taste 7 products from this upcoming weekend's Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert in Montreal. Here are the products we sampled: 1. The Salads-in-a-Jar from Ma Vitrine Bio These super healthy meal-in-a-jar salads made in Quebec. The maki jar … [Read more...]

Kampai Garden: Pitchers of Cocktails, Asian-Inspired Bar Food, Pool and Basketball Near Guy-Concordia

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You might have heard of Kampai Garden. And depending on who told you about it, it was either referred to as a beer hall with free pool tables (and a couple of supershot basketball arcade games), or a cocktail lounge with refreshing goji berry-sprinkled pitchers of crushed ice … [Read more...]

Lovely Laloux: A Vegan Tasting Menu and Gluten-Free Dim Sum for Montreal en Lumière

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For two days only, Laloux, the fine dining restaurant extraordinaire of chef Jonathan Lapierre-Réhayem, will be serving a $60 six-course vegan tasting menu for Montreal en Lumière. Those courses also happen to be gluten-free! As long as that tagliatelle is made of seaweed and … [Read more...]

Pop-Up Dinner Party on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014: Quebecois Specialties

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Coming up this Friday I'm hosting a dinner party through the travel website, Bookalokal. It'll be my third collaboration with the website that brings together visitors and locals with culinary experiences in a city. My first two events were cooking and canning classes, but this … [Read more...]