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Food

Maple Syrup for a Cause

Posted by Amie / November 7, 2013

Montreal maple syrup Christmas fundraiser"Eek, that's expensive," said my friend mine when the vendor told her the price of the tin of the light maple syrup at the Atwater Market. It takes a whole lot of maple sap to cook down to syrup to make just one can of the sweet, local treat. Every maple tire come sugar shack season and every year-round stack of pancakes or crepes (Aunt Jemima has no place in Quebec...) comes with sugar-sweet luxury. But this fall you can buy the treat and feel gosh-darn good about it because part of the proceeds from sales of maple syrup tins with a big, red Christmas present in the shape of a heart held by a yellow, cartoon mascot named "Siropcool" are going to the St-Justine Foundation at the St-Justine Children's Hospital to help ensure that children and mothers-to-be receive a high standard of care.

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Food

Lincoln Popup Dinner Recap: Vegan Gourmet at Parisian Laundry

Posted by Amie / November 3, 2013

Lincoln Vegan Popup Dinner at Parisian Laundry by Stephanie Audet and Alexandre PuloIs Montreal a pop-up restaurant city? I know a lot of the population is into one-night-only affairs, but how many multi-course meals with wine pairings at cool places that may or may not otherwise be restaurants do we host in MTL? Lincoln thought we should have a couple more. Yes, the car company. Pre-dinner test drives of their new Lincoln MKZ and hybrid vehicles followed by gastronomic meals at restaurants Helena, Apollo, Chez L'Épicier, and finally one hosted by the vegan chef with wanderlust, Stéphanie Audet, and the chef of Restaurant Vallier, Alexandre Pulo. With Audet's capable friends both helping in the kitchen and manning the floor, the meal was pro all around. Here's how it all went down...

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Food

Bouillon Bilk, Two Ways

Posted by Amie / November 1, 2013

Bouillon BilkA drab strip of St-Laurent is home to the lauded modern French restaurant, Bouillon Bilk. The coke dealer selling to the homeless guy outside the floor-to-ceiling windows really makes for great people watching. Throw in some fois gras and natural wines, and you've got yourself a restaurant hit.

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Food, City

Flyjin: Exotic flavours Meet Underground Style

Posted by Carolyn H. / October 28, 2013

Chances are you've heard of Flyjin, a sleek new Asian-fusion restaurant located in the Old Port that is better known for its impressive cocktail list and late night dj sets.

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Food, City, Arts

All Mushrooms Are Magical: A Guided Walk in the Morgan Arboretum

Posted by Bryan / October 23, 2013

Montreal artist, Alexis Williams has a crush on mushrooms. She'll lead a free guided walk through a Montreal forest this weekend, part of SensoriuM's Taste Tour Series. While a pot of mushroom dye simmers nearby, this Concordia Art School graduate student tells me about the wonderful world of our fungal friends.

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Food, City

Wieinstein & Gavino's, rediscovered.

Posted by Carolyn H. / October 19, 2013

After 17 years, Wieinstein & Gavino's, a popular Italian eatery on Crescent street has revamped their menu in order to bring a fresh perspective to the classic flavours of Italian cuisine. Here's what we thought....

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