MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE lights up the city for a 22nd edition

Tommy Dion

Tommy is the founder of the blog and gourmet guide Le Cuisinomane, whose mission is to showcase Québec’s local products and gastronomy. With an in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s food scene, his expertise and professionalism make him a trusted source for all the best food spots and experiences in Montréal. In addition to tasting and writing about food, Tommy also creates content for brand, always related to food and gastronomy.

For more than 20 years, the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival has illuminated the city each winter and the 22nd edition will be no exception!

This year, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, in collaboration with the Casino de Montréal, is presenting a gourmet program that is sure to whet the appetites of all Montrealers.

From March 4 to 28, festivalgoers will be able to take part in three different parts of the program, from the comfort of home with the return of “Air France’s Finest Tables”, relaxing in a hotel with a “Quilt and Fine Cuisine” package, or by enjoying the free digital experience featuring four web series for a total of 22 episodes.

Quilt & Fine Cuisine

If you like the idea of switching your kitchen and bed for a night of indulgence, why not opt for one of the 15 hotel packages offering a unique experience that combines an overnight stay with a gastronomic experience right in your room?

Some hotels have their own restaurants, like the Le Boulevardier at the Hôtel Le Germain Montréal, Rosélys at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth and Renoir at the Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile. Other hotels are collaborating with some of the city’s top restaurants: the Boxotel is teaming up with État-Major, the InterContinental Montréal with Helena, the Hotel Monville with Le Central food hall, the Saint-Sulpice Hôtel - Montréal with Ikanos and the DoubleTree by Hilton Montréal with Menu Extra.

To see all the “Quilt and Fine Cuisine” packages, click here.

Air France Finest Tables

Although “Air France’s Finest Tables” won’t be a dine-in experience this year, you can still savour the gourmet dishes served up by some twenty chefs in the comfort of your home (or in your hotel room!).

For example, the Pastel and Manitoba restaurants are offering virtual cooking workshops, or you can a take culinary trip to the Mediterranean with Ikanos and Helena, or to Italy with Graziella. Create your own chalet vibe with Auberge Saint-Gabriel’s Innkeeper’s Après-Ski fondue, or dive into local flavours with Chez Victoire or Chez Sophie and connect with the tastes of the terroir.

Web series

Throughout the festival, four web series will be available for free. Several well-known local personalities like FouKi, Martha Wainwright, Vanessa Pilon, Damien Robitaille and Kim Thùy will be featured in the “Autour de la table” (Around the table) series.

Follow local foodies Annie-Soleil Proteau, Benoit Roberge and Felipe St-Laurent in ''Brigade découverte'' (Discovery Brigade). They will meet with local chefs and food experts Paul Toussaint, Jean-Philippe Vézina, Marie-Michelle Bouchard and Stelio Perombelon to learn more about their passions.

Chefs Antonin Mousseau-Rivard, Simon Mathys, Dyan Solomon, Anita Feng and MJ Guertin will share their creative culinary processes in the “Chef en ebullition” (chef in action) series.

For wine and spirits enthusiasts, check out ''C'est l'heure de l'apéro'' (It's Happy Hour), presented by the SAQ. Your host Vincent Sulfite celebrates local wineries and distilleries with Véronique Rivest, Rose Simard and Lilian Wolfelsberger, to name just a few.

Don't forget to keep supporting the J’adore mon restaurant campaign, presented by the SAQ, to aid local restaurants. To take part, add the hashtag #jadoremonresto to social media posts of your favourite dishes.

All the details on the 22nd edition and the outdoor site are available on the Montréal en Lumière website.

The table is set for a great festival – bon appétit!

Tommy Dion

Tommy is the founder of the blog and gourmet guide Le Cuisinomane, whose mission is to showcase Québec’s local products and gastronomy. With an in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s food scene, his expertise and professionalism make him a trusted source for all the best food spots and experiences in Montréal. In addition to tasting and writing about food, Tommy also creates content for brand, always related to food and gastronomy.

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