MONTREAL, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The moment that epicureans have
been waiting for has finally arrived! An initiative of Tourisme Montréal, TASTE MTL, presented by the SAQ, officially opens its reservation book today. From November 1 to 11,
close to 100 restaurants across Montréal will offer delicious table
d'hôte menus at equally appetizing prices: $19, $29 and $39. This
unique event is an invitation to celebrate Montréal cuisine at its
In following other major North American cities such as New York, San
Francisco and Vancouver, Montréal will now host its first-ever
Restaurant Week. For 11 days, Montrealers and visitors alike will have
the chance to experience the great variety and quality that Montréal
restaurants offer, as well as to savour the creativity of the city's
"It's by no coincidence that the Frommer's guide ranked Montréal among
the World's Top Ten Cities for Outdoor Dining," highlights the Honourable Charles Lapointe, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Tourisme Montréal. "Montrealers like to eat out
and the geniality that goes hand in hand with a Montréal dining
experience is indeed unique in North America. It's an integral part of
our city's tourist offering and its appeal."
"TASTE MTL provides an incredible opportunity for restaurateurs to
"democratize" their cuisine and share their passion. I hope that all
get the chance to sample Montréal's unique flavour during this
inaugural edition," adds Jérôme Ferrer, celebrated chef of the Europea
Group and a member of Tourisme Montréal's Gastronomic Committee.
For a complete list of participating restaurants or to make a
reservation now, please visit www.tourisme-montreal.org/tastemtl/recherche/restaurants-en.php. But hurry, the spots will fill up fast!
A true culinary celebration
Part of the Célébrations SAQ event, TASTE MTL celebrates gastronomy in a
myriad of ways. In addition to special menus offered in participating
restaurants, a wide array of activities to showcase the art of dining
has been organized across the city.
As such, VDM Global will present five delicious culinary tours in the format of a 5 à 7
(happy hour) get-together during the TASTE MTL event. On the menu: an
experienced guide, scrumptious tapas, and the inside scoop on the
neighbourhood, its residents and its most stylish eateries.
In addition, Mont-Royal Avenue will host suppers lit solely with candles in six participating
restaurants. It's the place to be on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
from November 2 to 11 for an excellent meal in a romantic setting.
What's more, on Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2, from
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Place Gérald-Godin (just outside the Mont-Royal
metro station) will shine thanks to a unique light installation by
Odace Événements comprised of 500 candles arranged artistically on the
ground. Visit www.mont-royal.net for more information.
About Tourisme Montréal
Tourisme Montréal is responsible for providing leadership in the
concerted efforts of hospitality and promotion in order to position the
destination on leisure and business travel markets. It is also
responsible for developing Montréal's tourism product in accordance
with the ever-changing conditions of the market. For more information,
please visit www.tourisme-montreal.org.
Journalists who would like to receive media accreditation for this event
or who would like to request images are invited to contact Tourisme
SOURCE: TOURISME MONTREAL
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