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Food, City

This weekend: Winter Warmer IV, One of the City's Greatest Beer Festivals

Posted by Bryan / December 3, 2013

Looking for something to do this weekend? Go check out Winter Warmer IV, offering some of the greatest craft beers in Quebec.

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Food, City

Montreal's First Burmese Restaurant Is a Gem

Posted by Nicole Y. / December 1, 2013



Montreal's freezing winters always put me in the mood for a spicy curry. Ruby Burma hits the spot.

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Food

Locavore Drinkers, Unite!

Posted by Amie / November 28, 2013

LA Fete des Vins du QuebecIt's time to get out and taste some local tipples at the Fete des Vins du Quebec this weekend. Whether or not you know your Frontenac Gris from your Vendage Tardives, the three-day event at Marche Bonsecours is the perfect excuse to warm yourself up from the inside out, and feel mighty good about that carbon footprint.

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Food, City

Les Freres Sakaris : Multiculturalism Manifested

Posted by Julie M. / November 25, 2013

A few years ago in Barcelona, I was prattling on about food with a young Catalan, telling her I had an intense craving for spanakopita. I asked her if she knew where I could find some good feta and phyllo. She gave me a blank look. She had never tasted Greek food. No tzatziki, no souvlaki, not even fast-food gyro. I was really, really surprised, considering Spain's proximity to Greece is a hell of a lot closer than Canada, as well as the substantial community of Greek expats in the city. Come to think of it, I don't think I saw one pita joint during my stay. It was then that I realized how much I had taken for granted the multiculturalism in North American cities, and how, in Montreal particularly, this cultural interaction is manifested in the diversity and availability of a plethora of international cuisines.

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Food, Restaurants, City

La Société Bistro: Taking us Back to Jazz-Age Parisian Opulence

Posted by Carolyn H. / November 21, 2013

Last week, the Parisian-style bistro in the Loews Hotel Vogue on de la Montagne threw quite a soirée that invited Montrealers to take a trip back to the twenties. Girls in fishnets and pillbox hats and jewels sat fanning themselves in a decorated window display to set the tone of this throwback cocktail party.

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Food

The Way to a Woman's Heart...

Posted by Amie / November 11, 2013

Chef Louis-Francois Marcotte at La Guilde Culinaire for Samsung Canada's Passion for Fresh EventI recently had an "intimate cooking experience with top chef Louis-François Marcotte." If you're Anglo you don't know who that is. If you're francophone, you do. If you're over the age of 40 you're in love with him. You might be in love with him if you were younger, but he's married with kid, so don't admit it if you are still in love with him, because you'll never win. So at a media event called Passion for Fresh put on by Samsung Canada to show off their new fancy cooking range that lets you cook at two different temperatures at once, and warms dishes in the drawer below, I didn't plan to be seduced by Marcotte, the guest chef for the evening.

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