September has spoiled us with great weather and now the city is cooling down and embracing the fall with its beautiful colors. Fall in Montreal is incredible and there are a lot of activities you can do. One event to mark down in your calendar, especially if eating seasonal is important to you, is a harvest pop-up organized by La Centrale Culinaire, Rhizome and Chef Michael Madokoro. This pop-up is ideal for busy Montrealers who want to have a taste of harvest celebration and spend time appreciating what farmers have to offer.
You will get a chance to enjoy a Japanese-style 8-course dinner featuring seasonal Quebecois ingredients. The menu is largely based on squash and apple mixed with more exotic choices like urchin and pork belly. Even dessert is inspired by two popular local fall foods: squash panacotta with apple ginger crumble. This event will be unique for offering a family-style dining experience around a long table where you can share your meal with others over a nice conversation. Feel like having some wine or sake? Bring your own bottle and offer some to your new friends.
So, who are the organizers? Michael Madokoro, who will be preparing your 8 mouth-watering courses, is an award-winning chef who started his career in Vancouver. He spent last year training with Michelin Star chefs in Japan and Hong Kong. Madokoro is now bringing his experience to Montreal, working as a chef at Le Filet restaurant in the Plateau. Rhizome is a network of social innovators and entrepreneurs with a focus on sustainable food systems. All of this will be happening at La Centrale Culinaire, a share space in Mile End dedicated to culinary creations. Chef Madokoro, Rhizome and La Centrale Culinaire will come together on October 4th and 5th to give you the best that Montreal has to offer.
Register for the event in advance by clicking here. The price is 40 $ and you will need to pay at the door.
Date: October 4th and 5th with seating at 6pm and 8pm each night
Location: 5333 Casgrain, loft 311
Price: 40 $ at the door