There’s no question that Montreal’s food game is strong. Incredible restaurants, cafés, bakeries, chefs, farmers, produce, and much more make up our vibrant and delicious culinary community. From fine dining to poutine galore, we should really count ourselves lucky.
Now that we’ve all got food on the brain, let’s talk about what’s in store this weekend. From September 5th-7th, Le Festival YUL EAT is taking place for foodies near and far. This event is a goldmine. There’s nothing but food-related fun for you to indulge in.
You’re invited to eat, discover, and party along the St. Lawrence River in the Old Port of Montreal. The festival will host brunches, exclusive dinners, a tasting area, and street-food. There will be live music, competitions, a waiter race, and a kid's zone, so you can bet on fun for the entire family! Here are a few more things you can get excited about:
1. Culinary Workshops. When it comes to food, there’s probably a whole world of skills and techniques that you haven't discovered yet. Here are some of the workshops you can take part in throughout the festival: Pasta workshop, Pastry workshop, The Donut King, Chemistry of the Cocktail, Tanginess Workshop, Hot Sauces, Charcuterie 101, Breakfast Flatbreads, and SO much more. This could not be a more well-rounded list of workshops to help you kill it in the kitchen.
2. Conferences. As I’m sure you’ve heard, knowledge is power! Take a seat and learn about food with some of the following conferences: “Urban Beekeeping”, “The Importance of Salt”, “What is Quebec’s Culinary Culture?,”and “The State of Urban Agriculture in Montreal.”Pretty cool, right?
3. Round Tables. Key industry professionals and specialists will debate and reflect upon the culinary state of Quebec during these round table discussions. Three key points will be discussed: the search for an identity in the Quebec restaurant scene, the impact of culinary trends and how it affects the restaurant industry, and how local food fits on our plates.
Other events include a book fair and a farmers market! This event is hosted by evenko and Productions Premiers Vendredis. From noon until 11:00pm on September 5th, 6th, and 7th, keep your schedules open for an amazing culinary experience!
Check out the website for more info.
Location: Quai De L’horloge
400 de la commune Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E2