Thought that our favourite 4 a.m. Québécois tradition of Poutine was just for alcohol absorption? From February 1st to the 7th, 30 of Mtl’s buzzing joints (amateur and pros of Poutine) will be rolling out the red carper for squish squish cheese and gravy sauce. With part of the proceeds going to the Montreal Canadians Children’s Foundation, it’s hard to feel guilty about the gluttonous journey you are about to embark upon. Prices range from 5$ to 10$ and you can even vote for the best poutine in town. The crucial question that now remains…with or without Ketchup mon chum???
Well no surprise here, I am going to this event. It costs 20$ with proceeds going to the Tablée des chefs and the Kids Help Phone, gets me 6 cupcake+ a drink and a pre-show to what is to be expected at the Big Cupcake Camp later this fall! I guess I will have to fight crime and save the world one bite at a time this Sunday!
Well it was only a matter of time before ‘shabby-chic’ restaurant Laurier Gordon Ramsay spiraled down. My review on the restaurant from a few months ago definitely echoed the sentiments of this article by Lesley Chesterman from the Gazette.
Gordon Ramsay’s name will be removed from the venture, as it will be from now, known as just Laurier BBQ. I guess it was too candyland to think that a high-caliber brand like Ramsay would grace Montreal with its presence and culinary genius longer than he did. He didn’t really show us anything close to what his Michelin star restaurants in London prize him for.
If you do come back to Montreal Gordon, piece of advice: lay off the microwaveable moka cake…
Je t’aime en chocolat—-An event just for US chocoholics!
For those who remember, a couple of years back, Montreal had its very own chocolate festival called le Salon de la Passion du Chocolat. It was a a magical weekend filled with aromas, sights and tastes of all things cocoa. This great ode to chocolat has since disappeared and left me in a state of eternal yearning for more sweetness. I even went as far as Bromont ;) for the Chocolate festival to get my fill. But as an urbanite, I cannot always make it out to yonder for my treats.
Well, like a ray of sunshine parting the stormy clouds of my search, the first edition of Je t’aime en CHOCOLAT is here! On the pre-Valentine’s weekend of the 11th and 12th of February 2012, it’s happening @ Marché Bonsecours.
The finest of chocolates, brands, and a great fashion show of duos combining the artistic flair of both Quebecois designers like Anne de Shalla and Dinh Bà and master chocolatiers Christophe Morel and Claudine Desnoyers. And best of all??? The entrance is Free! So no excuses not to head over for some cocoaphrodisiac!
I’ll be there, containing myself from licking everything in sight! For those who won’t get to go, I’ll make sure to take plenty of pics and eat my through it all just for you!
Here’s the website for more info: