Festival YUL EAT marks its fifth anniversary!

Laure Juilliard

Presented by evenko in collaboration with Delta Airlines, the YUL EAT culinary festival is once again offering a delicious array of activities and events to savour from September 10 to 16. On the menu for this fifth edition is a reinvented Parcours Gourmand at the Society for Arts and Technology, culinary masterclasses at some of the city’s finest restaurants, a broad spectrum of delectable offerings from local producers and artisans at YUL EAT Place, along with a host of other special events. Come discover our local talents and celebrate the best of Québec gastronomy at this unique and festive gathering.

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Parcours Gourmand

Installed at the Society for Arts and Technology, the thirty Parcours Gourmand stations offer a succulent selection of exquisite bites masterfully prepared by Montréal chefs from such prime eateries as Bighi Curry, CRémy, Foodlab, Grumman’78 and Le Diplomate. Of course, you can wash the tasty tidbits down with your choice of exceptional wines, spirits and beers on offer. And don’t miss the impressive culinary demonstrations to be presented by renowned chefs the likes of John Winter-Russell (Candide), Antonin Mousseau-Rivard (Le Mousso) and Stéphanie Audet (LOV), who will be on hand to get your mouth watering while sharing their expertise. Several surprise workshops conducted by chefs and mixologists are also on the bill of fare and will be announced some 20 to 30 minutes in advance. Stay tuned for all the details!

Masterclasses

This year, festivalgoers will be invited directly into the kitchens and workshops of some of Montréal’s most respected chefs and producers. For example, you can team up with Charles-Antoine Crête and Cheryl Johnson at Foodchain Restaurant to create one of their signature salads. Or master the art of crafting vegan and gluten-free desserts with top baker and pastry chef Emilia Jamieson, owner of Le Kitchen. Or perhaps you may prefer to see master butchery in action with Dominique Rioux at Resto Le Gras Dur. But spaces are limited, so be sure to reserve fast.

Special events

In partnership with Phi Centre, Food Core is offering two presentations dedicated to corn. Conducted by an expert duo made up of a chef and a scientific moderator/researcher, the presentations will focus on everything related to this basic foodstuff — from its chemical components, to its history, to its social and cultural importance. In addition to celebrating its fifth anniversary, YUL EAT will also be underlining the Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec’s 50th year of operation with the 50th ITHQ x 5th YUL EAT five-course dinner, featuring mushrooms as the star ingredient. From appetizers to dessert, a number of esteemed chefs who graduated from the ITHQ (Adrien Renaud, Jonathan Lapierre-Réhayem, Fabrizia Rollo, Ashley Thornton, Mathieu Cloutier, Dany Bolduc and Marc-André Cyr) will pay tribute to their academy through this iconic ingredient that is so ever-present in Québec’s culinary landscape.

YUL EAT Place

From September 14 to September 16, 24 Québec producers and artisans will be on hand at kiosks set up in the historic Marché Saint-Laurent (now known as Marché Redpath) to showcase their passion and creativity with their gourmet delights. Also on the menu are a wide selection of refreshing beverages, themed bars, cooking demonstrations and various mini-conferences. Admission to the site is free.

Bon appétit and enjoy the festival!

Laure Juilliard

Laure Juilliard, blogger

Laure is a writer, community manager and the founder of the blog Une Parisienne à Montréal. She’s also an epicurean globetrotter who’s always on the hunt for innovative concepts and must-try restaurants. In 2016, she co-founded Slow Journeys, a webzine that focuses on ecotourism and design.

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