The Festival G., Griffintown’s new gastronomic event
Attention foodies, a new food festival is coming to Montréal! The Festival G. - Griffintown Gourmand et Gastronomique Festival, Griffintown's first major gourmet and gastronomic event, will take place from March 7 to 17, 2019. This first edition of the G. Festival is a ten-day cornucopia of fun-filled food activities meant to salute and celebrate the work of Griffintown’s restaurants, chefs and food producers. Fifteen (and counting) local Griffintown restaurants will be participating in one or several of the three main planned activities: the fine dining table d’hôte, the happy hour or the brunches. It’s the perfect opportunity for food lovers to try a new restaurant or to return for a meal at a favourite spot.
The evening’s fine table d’hôte:
Set table d’hôte menus are offered for $32, $42 or $52 and are paired with a cocktail or a glass of champagne as well as a complimentary appetizer or dessert.
Happy Hour (5 à 7 branchés):
Partake in Montréal’s favourite after-work activity, the famous 5 à 7. These are offered at $17 or $22 and include a complimentary cocktail or glass of champagne.
Gourmet Brunch (two Saturdays and two Sundays):
The weekend outing par excellence is highlighted during the festival with $17 or $22 brunches paired with a mimosa or a cocktail and a free appetizer or dessert.
The 16 participating restaurants
- Perles et Paddock
- Bistro Licence IV
- Meatball House
- Restaurant Le Richmond and Le Marché Italien Le Richmond
- ZIBO! Griffintown
- Le Fantôme
- Mauvais Garçons
- Industria Pizzeria + Bar (Griffintown)
- No 900
- Bird Bar
- Le Bureau Bar Tapas
- The Burgundy Lion
- Lord William Pub
- L’Gros Luxe Sud-Ouest
The G. Festival is partnering up with the Foundation of Stars to support pediatric research. The SDC – Les Quartiers du Canal, which is behind the festival, will donate $1 per participating customer and each restaurant will donate $1 to $3 per client to the foundation.
Follow the event’s Facebook page for the latest updates, including the newest additions to the roster of participating restaurants.
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.