Montréal en Lumière: a gastronomic program as a sign of unity

Montréal en Lumière: a gastronomic program as a sign of unity

Photo: Osco!

Montréal en Lumière, the annual festival held in winter in the Quartier des Spectacles, announced yesterday the gastronomic program for its 24th edition, which will take place from February 16 to March 5 under the theme Montreal Welcome!. Therefore, it will reconnect with the tradition of hospitality: around forty restaurants and facilities in Montreal will welcome chefs, as well as international and local producers, while the city center will multiply gourmet activities.

“This edition of Montréal en Lumière consolidates the pillars of its mission: to celebrate gastronomy, to host numerous performances and to gather all audiences around an inclusive and participatory winter activity with ice skating,” rejoices Jacques Primeau, general director of the festival, in a press release. Everything is in place to show that Montreal knows how to welcome and be warm even in winter. »

Un Quartier Gourmand will be held for the first time in the enclosed public space of Place des Arts – Espace culturel Georges-Émile Lapalme – with the aim of democratizing Quebec terroir. For two weekends, the specially equipped location offers more than 20 free activities: conferences, tastings, as well as demonstrations and culinary workshops.

The Apéros Montréal en Lumière event, presented by Vins Côtes du Rhône, will take place on the back stage of the Esplanade Tranquille and will encourage ten meetings between February 16 and 26. A symposium on culinary identity in cooperation with the ECONOMUSEUM Network Society will also be held on February 23.

Exclusive menus

Several culinary experiences will be presented during the festival, including Bonnes Tables Air France which will invite a chef, winemaker or producer to collaborate with a restaurateur in the metropolis. So this year there will be about thirty of them, including ten chefs from Northern Europe, who will show their creativity in Montreal establishments by offering exclusive menus. For example, the head chefs Benoit Neusy (Belgium), Romain Meder (France) and Lionel Lévy (France) will be at La Chronique, Mastard and Osco!

Bed & Gastronomy packages will allow hoteliers and restaurateurs to join forces to offer tourists gastronomic experiences that they will enjoy in the dining room. A dozen hoteliers will be present, including Auberge du Vieux-Port and its restaurant Taverne Gaspar, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth and Hôtel William Gray and its restaurant Maggie Oakes. All will offer for sale a package that includes an overnight stay, breakfast and a meal at an affiliated restaurant.

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