Third Annual Happening Gourmand Features $18, $22 or $27 Prix-Fixe Menus at Eight Old Montreal Restaurants

MONTREAL, Jan. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Happening Gourmand, Montreal's popular version of New York's famed Restaurant Week, is back for its third edition. Taking place from January 11 to 31, 2010, Happening Gourmand offers restaurant-goers the chance to enjoy $18, $22 or $27 prix-fixe dinners at eight diverse establishments throughout Old Montreal. Additional details and restaurant menus are available at www.happeninggourmand.com.

During the last three weeks of January, diners will enjoy $18 dinner menus at Galianos and Narcisse Bistro + Bar à vin; $22 menus at Méchant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie, Modavie Restaurant Wine Bar, Vieux-Port Steakhouse and Suite 701; and $27 menus at Aix Cuisine du Terroir and Verses Restaurant.

"Montrealers never need an excuse to enjoy a delicious meal, but Happening Gourmand offers a little extra incentive to discover a new restaurant or enjoy an old favourite," said Dimitri Antonopoulos, Vice President of Marketing, Hotels and Restaurant Development for the Antonopoulos Group. "And with savings of up to 40 per cent off the bill, you could eat out every night in January without breaking the bank."

The tempting three-course menus will showcase the specialties of each restaurant-from crispy salmon with goat cheese, celeriac mash and almond sautéed rappini; to Caribbean rock lobster tails served with roasted garlic spinach and wild rice; to a Kobe burger with Guinness cheese, a sweet onion marmalade and homemade fries. Menus will feature a choice of at least two entrées, three main courses and two desserts. Beverages, taxes and gratuities are extra.

Reservations are strongly recommended. Paid parking is accessible near all participating restaurants, with valet parking available at Aix Cuisine du Terroir, Méchant Boeuf, Narcisse, Vieux-Port Steakhouse, Suite 701 and Verses upon request. For additional restaurant contact details or menus, please visit www.happeninggourmand.com.

About The Antonopoulos Group
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Since arriving in Canada more than 30 years ago from their native Greece, brothers Tony and Costa Antonopoulos have built a portfolio of elegant restaurants and boutique hotels in the historic district of Old Montreal. Their consistent delivery of outstanding client services has raised the bar on hospitality industry standards, and they have been instrumental in the development of area tourism.

The Antonopoulos Group operations employ more than 400 people, and hotel, bar, restaurant and spa holdings include: Auberge du Vieux-Port, Narcisse Bistro + Bar à vin, Hotel Nelligan, Verses Restaurant, Méchant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie, Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites, Aix Cuisine du Terroir, Suite 701, Rainspa, Galianos, Modavie Restaurant Wine Bar and Vieux-Port Steakhouse.

For additional information about the Antonopoulos Group please visit www.experienceoldmontreal.com.

For further information: or to coordinate an interview with a representative of the Antonopoulos Group: Julie Lepsetz, Communications MECA, (514) 288-8500 x 233, jlepsetz@meca.ca