First Annual Happening Gourmand Features $15, $20 or $25 Prix-Fixe Menus at Eight Old Montreal Restaurants

    MONTREAL, Jan. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Affordable dining will be on the menu
during the first annual Happening Gourmand, from January 15 to 25, 2008.
Inspired by the original New York Restaurant Week, Happening Gourmand will
shine the culinary spotlight on Old Montreal. Restaurant-goers may enjoy $15,
$20 or $25 prix-fixe dinner menus at eight diverse establishments throughout
the historic quarter. Additional details are available at
    "Our city boasts an extraordinary wealth of dining options, but the costs
can often prohibit us from exploring new venues. With Happening Gourmand,
Montrealers can expand their culinary horizons while enjoying a 40 per cent
savings off the bill," said Dimitri Antonopoulos, Vice President of Marketing
for the Antonopoulos Group.
    For 11 nights, diners may take advantage of $15 dinner menus at Galianos
Méchant Boeuf Bar & Brasserie, Narcisse Bistro + Bar à vin, and Suite 701; $20
menus at Modavie Restaurant Wine Bar and the Restaurant du Vieux-Port; and $25
menus at Aix Cuisine du Terroir and Verses Restaurant.
    The tempting three-course menus will offer a taste of each restaurant's
specialities - from Chilean Sea Bass or Wild Game Fricassee to Roasted Boris
Beer Can Chicken or Tiger Shrimp with Orange Zest and Grand Marnier. Menus
will feature a choice of at least two entrées, three main courses and two
desserts. Beverages, taxes and gratuities are extra.
    "This is only the beginning for Happening Gourmand," added Antonopoulos.
"We look forward to growing the program each year, showcasing extraordinary
restaurants, and reminding Montrealers that Old Montreal is a year-round
destination for trendy and fine dining experiences."
    Happening Gourmand will take place from January 15 to 25, 2008. Paid
parking is accessible near all participating restaurants, with valet parking
available at Aix Cuisine du Terroir, Méchant Boeuf, Narcisse, the Restaurant
du Vieux-Port, Suite 701 and Verses upon request. For additional information,
please visit

    About The Antonopoulos Group

    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. They have been instrumental in the development
of area tourism, as recognized by Tourism Montreal's 2000 Special Development
Prize. Most recently, Tourism Montreal awarded the Antonopoulos family the
prestigious 2007 Grand Ulysse prize, in recognition of their longstanding,
distinguished contribution to regional tourism. Their work in support of
Quebec culture and heritage has also been recognized, and they were proud
recipients of the 1998 Exceptional Achievement Award from the Food and
Consumer Products Manufacturers of Canada.
    The Antonopoulos Group operations employ more than 400 people, and hotel,
bar, restaurant and spa holdings include: Auberge du Vieux-Port, Narcise
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, Restaurant du Vieux-Port, Galianos and Modavie Restaurant Wine Bar.
    For additional information about the Antonopoulos Group please visit or access each hotel individually at:, or

For further information:

For further information: or to coordinate an interview with a
representative of the Antonopoulos Group, please contact Communications MECA:
Julie Lepsetz, (514) 288-8500 x 233,; Hind Ounis, (514)
288-8500 x 234,

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