Bivalves, Booze and (De)bauchery: Oysterfest Takes Over the Peel Basin Aug. 29 and 30, 2015


It's back! The 7th edition of Montreal's annual Oysterfest is happening this Saturday and Sunday at the Peel Basin (1057 rue de la Commune and Peel). It's not cheap, but it's bringing together over 80 restaurants and vendors, three oyster shucking competitions (amateur, pro … [Read more...]

Laloux: My New Favourite Montreal Bistro


In a city that does bistro well, Laloux is a whole lot more than duck confit. Bistro: well-priced, quickly-plated French food in a small neighbourhood establishment. Things are usually slow-cooked or quick seared: tender lamb shank, duck confit, steak-frites, probably some … [Read more...]

Sustainable Seafood, Part 4: Truck Driver Gilbert Comeau on Fish Economics

Gilbert Comeau makes a weekly trip to Montreal from Nova Scotia with a truck of fresh and frozen fish and seafood for Norref Fisheries and several other distributors and even a restaurant or two. He's been in the business a long time, and provided a unique perspective on the … [Read more...]