Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Montréal en Lumière gets food-fancy
The focus is on La Belle Ville
by Nancy Snipper
This year’s festival (15th edition from February 20 to March 2, 2014) is bringing on some heavy-weight local chefs for some heavenly cuisine. The Festival’s advisory committee chef in command, Jean-Pierre Curtat from the Casino de Montréal has made Montreal, the shiniest star attraction.
As they cook up their meals in over 48 restaurants and venues, expect to be accompanied to the music of famous artists and media personalities. Luminaries in the food biz during the series of Amitiés gourmande Air France, Montreal-San Francisco ( the featured American City) and the amazing Coup de chapeau a Haïti (Hats off to Haiti) will also feel enriched knowing that seven more savoury events are planned so that the galaxy of top chefs can share their fare with all of Montreal.
Haiti’s Stephan Berrouet Durand, chef of the Plaza Hôtel in Port-au-Prince and ambassador of Haitian cuisine has created a 3-course Haitian-style menu and as you dine, expect to be treated to the stunning sounds of. Haitian troubadours: Saturday March 1 at 6:30 at Marché Bonsecours. This affair is just one of the exciting events that also put the table spotlight on bread, cheeses, Louisiana and more.
There are also all kinds of overnight packages for out-of-towners and locals too wanting to taste the very finest this extraordinary food-extravaganza-side of the Festival serves up in the chicest and earthiest of ways. Of course lots of the finest winery wines will be served.
As well, there will be a prestigious gastronomic event sponsored by Centreaid of Greater Montreal, on February 18th at the Société des Arts Technologiques (1201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent) from 6pm-10pm.
Get your tickets and all mouth-watering information by visiting montrealenlumiere.com/lumière. Call 1-855-790-1245.