Québec products in the spotlight at MTLàTABLE 2019
The 2019 edition of MTLàTABLE, from November 1 to 13, will be showcasing the wonderful Montréal food scene and its 150 participating restaurants with a focus once again on local Québec ingredients.
Tourisme Montréal, in collaboration with the ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation (MAPAQ), invites you to taste these products during the event. Every region of Québec will be front and center with its delicious homegrown ingredients and specialties.
A gorgeous region with lush forests and glorious lakes, this area is located on the west border of Québec and Ontario. Boreal spices, whitefish caviar and wild mushrooms are standouts on any menu.
Found on the south shore of the lower St. Lawrence River, this area, dotted with lighthouses and majestic views of the waterways, is a great provider of fresh fish and has a growing reputation for its smokehouses.
Capitale-Nationale (and Charlevoix)
Areas such as Charlevoix and Île-d'Orléans are found in this most fertile region of the province. Cider, wine, cheese, and all kinds of berries make this area is a feast for any foodie!
This region is one of the largest producers of cranberries in Québec. It also has wonderful apple orchards and maple syrup and contributes to the dairy production in the province.
Located by the Chaudière River and the Appalachian Mountains, this region. ranks first in Québec for maple growing and is renowned for its organic farming.
Charming and picturesque, this area found in the northeastern part of the province prides itself on its seafood, wild herbs and teas, mushrooms, blueberries, currants and cloudberries.
22 vineyards, delicious fruit, honey, microbreweries, cheese and so much more all come from this picturesque area of Québec that’s only about an hour east of Montréal.
The vast Gaspésie peninsula, with its breathtaking scenery and endless landscapes, provides Quebecers with delectable ingredients such as fresh fish, lobster, cold-water prawns, cheese and honey.
Lobster, crab, wolf-fish, whelk, surf clam, fine cheeses, honey, and microbreweries are all part of the fantastic products coming from the eight dreamy islands off the coast of Québec.
The Lanaudière region of the province prides itself on its cheese, fresh and sweet fruit as well as its wines. Try one of the area’s food routes!
Delicious ingredients like apples, maple syrup, blueberries, wild mushrooms and duck are all found in this area just north of Montréal.
A variety of local products are grown in this suburb just north of Montréal.
Located between Montréal and Québec City, the Mauricie area is a great provider of ingredients such as blackberries, cranberries, currants, strawberries, cheese, mushrooms, lavender and meats such as foie gras, lamb, and duck.
The Montérégie region is Québec’s leading producer of apples and cider.
From artisanal bakers and ice cream makers to soda makers and fabulous restaurants, of course, Montréal is a feast for any gourmand and seeker of quality gastronomy.
Bison, cheese, and maple products come from this region in the western part of Québec.
Apart from regional microbreweries and great cheeses, blueberries from this area are delicious and sweet. The “Lac” is also known for its Boreal flavours.
Consult our Québec region directory and pair your meal with ESKA water, a naturally pure and refreshing natural spring water harvested from the Saint-Mathieu-d’Harricana region in Northern Québec.
Head to www.mtlatable.com to check out the list of 150 participating restaurants and the menus they’re offering.
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.