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


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...]

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...]

Where to Eat at Montreal en Lumière: The Best Dinners, Lunches, Brunches and Booze From Feb. 18-March 5, 2016


Montreal en Lumière... ...It's the most. Wonderful. Time. Of the year. No, this has nothing to do with Kylie, but I find this version a little less inappropriately Christmas-y than the Andy Williams original. What this is about is a city of great food taking a bleary … [Read more...]

Festival en Lumière – The Montreal Highlights Festival: Switzerland and Washington, DC


I have an article on the Gazette website this week about this year's happiest foodie time of the year—Festival en Lumière, aka the Montreal Highlights Festival. This year the guest country is Switzerland, which means a host of Michelin-starred chefs are descending on Montreal … [Read more...]