YUL EAT Festival is back in Montréal for Labour Day weekend

Mayssam Samaha

The YUL EAT Festival launched on September 2014 and has since expanded and grown exponentially. The fourth edition of this most delicious gathering is coming back to Clock Tower Quay in the Old Port of Montréal on Labour Day weekend (September 2, 3 and 4) and features so many food-related activities that are sure to please any food lover, amateur or professional.

This year the YULEAT Festival will include several areas, which we’ve detailed here below.

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General admission

The $5 general admission tickets will give you access to YULEAT’s main site at the Old Port’s Clock Tower Quay where you will find up to forty pop-up restaurants, 10 food trucks and tastings ranging in price from $2 to $8.  Last year’s dynamic Marché Redpath will also be available with more than 30 vendors selling their specialty products.

The Family Zone where kids learn to cook and the Olympiads where pros and amateurs take part in fun, kitchen related competition are both accessible with the general admission ticket, so are several bars, demos and tastings.

Parcours gourmand

Festivalgoers will be able to purchase several categories of tickets will give them access to a slew of different activities and tastings. Located in Hangar 16, Le parcours gourmand will be the ultimate gourmet circuit. Everything from food tastings at more than 30 stations, to hand on workshops, wine and spirit tastings, demos and roundtable discussions centering on the food industry await you at YULEAT. This is the ultimate food-centric cornucopia of activities for any food and drink lover.

Festivalgoers who purchase tickets to the YUL Experience will have access to a private zone where talented chefs and industry experts, winemakers and local artisans will be presiding over workshops and demos, food stands and wine and spirit tastings.

Many industry experts such as chef Hugue Dufour and Eric Dupuis, baker extraordinaire Marc-André Cyr, sommelier Guénaël Revel, oyster connoisseur Daniel Notkins and many more will be participants in this portion of the festival.


The smokehouse

Open every day f the festival from 11:30 A.M. to 10:30 P.M., the smokehouse will feature grilled and smoked meat, fish and vegetables as well as a slew of side dishes cooked up by some great talent. Chefs will combine their grilling knowledge to create a menu based on several grilling and smoking techniques. This comfort food driven barbecue will be accompanied by live acoustic bluegrass ad country music in a relaxed and mellow ambiance fit for the whole family.


The details

September 2, 3 and 4 | Clock Tower Quay | Old Port of Montréal

Find more information on participating exhibitors, chefs and industry leaders and more on the YULEAT site.

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Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha, blogger

Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger. She travels the world in search of the next culinary discovery. From Iceland to South Africa, she’s already visited over 30 countries and there’s nothing she enjoys more than wandering around a farmers’ market in a foreign city.

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