Golden Montreal Restaurant Week, April 24-30, 2017: Prix fixe brunches, lunches and dinners in downtown Montreal


When I first got invited to a Golden Square Mile press event last year, I knew something big was happening. If you don't know about the Golden Square Mile, it was the home of about 70% of Canada's total wealth from 1970-1900. The money came from the factories in St-Henri, the … [Read more...]

Invitation V at MTL à Table


My first stop this year for Mtl à Table, the magical restaurant week of prix fixe menus, was Invitation V, a vegan gastronomic bistro on rue Bernard in the Mile End. "Wait, wait, wait..." you say, as the oxymoron rings in your ears. "Gastronomic bistro" and "vegan" in … [Read more...]

MTL a Table and the Best Restaurants for Dinner, Lunch and Brunch

MTL a table

It's Montreal restaurant week time again – that magical part of the year when a week is defined as 11 days (Oct. 29 to Nov. 8, 2015).* All the better for us, since that means four more days of prix fixe menus at some of Montreal's top restaurants. Most restaurants give two … [Read more...]

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


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...]

My MTL à Table / Taste MTL Interview on CBC Homerun


I was invited onto CBC Radio's Homerun in Montreal yesterday to talk with host Sue Smith about MTL à Table (Taste MTL for the anglophones), the city's 11-day restaurant week. Host Sue Smith and I talked about where to get the best deals, the merits of dessert and the wonders of … [Read more...]