Food and drink - February 14 to 20, 2020

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

There's plenty of food and drink in Montréal this week, including for MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE.

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MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE is perhaps best known for its incredible culinary experiences, including the Air France Finest Tables program with menus by internationally renowned chefs at restaurants throughout Montréal, tastings with wine producers, talks and workshops, and dozens of activities at the Quartier Gourmand in the Maison du Festival from February 20 to March 1. In the meantime, this week try these five restaurants with amazing chefs for their unique local dishes. From elegant multi-course meals to sensational acclaimed fried chicken, amazing food awaits at these new Montréal restaurants. Or head to Montreal's best bring-your-own-wine restaurants and great casual restaurants.

Warm up with excellent winter cocktails and more at Montréal's coziest bars and inventive Montréal microbreweries. Sip perfectly brewed hot tea at Montréal tea houses, get your caffeine fix in style at Montréal's indie coffee shops, and savour the sweet stuff with the best hot chocolate in the city – get a pastry to go with it at Montréal's best bakeries and pastry shops. If you're shopping downtown, head to the new Time Out Market in Centre Eaton on Sainte-Catherine Street. Another excellent new Montréal food hall, LE CENTRAL - MANGER MONTRÉAL serves up delicious local fare at the corner of Sainte-Catherine Street and Saint-Laurent Boulevard. And new to the downtown food scene is Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten, a skylight-lit space featuring nine food counters, three restaurants, two cafés and a biergarten. Also check out these other foodie hotspots downtown. And explore more of Montréal and its culinary delights on Montréal's best food tours.

Things to do in Montréal – February 14 to 20, 2020

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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