Québec products in the spotlight at MTLàTABLE 2021

Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger and the founder behind the blog Will Travel for Food. 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. She is also the founder of the SAISONS intimate dinner series highlighting Québec products and chefs.

This 2021 edition of MTLàTABLE is an invitation to discover Québec’s terroir in all its diversity! 

The 2021 edition of MTLàTABLE has an all-new format and roll out over three time periods from June 23 to August 1, from August 4 to 29 and from September 1 to October 11. The goal of this extended and exciting edition is to showcase Montréal’s wonderful food scene and to shine a spotlight on new restaurants each month. Once again, participating restaurants will offer menus that focus on local Québec ingredients and will reflect the province’s seasonality, from summer to fall. 

Featured products for each period 

Every one of the three MTLàTABLE time periods will feature seasonal ingredients that will be at the peak of their season and so at the ideal time to enjoy them best. 

From June 23 to August 1 

Enjoy Québec raspberries, broccoli, zucchini, beets, and kale. Québec strawberries will also still be in season for the entire summer and into early fall. 

From August 4 to 29 

Harvest season is approaching and a lot of produce is in season in the month of August such as carrots, blueberries, cantaloupes, tomatoes, beans, leeks, and eggplants. 

From September 1 to October 11 

Apples and peppers abound in markets in early fall. Tomatoes and eggplants are also still in season and sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkins and turnips are also in. 

Every region of Québec will be front and center on these restaurants’ menus  

Downtown

Le Renoir

Hochelaga Oyster mushrooms, Marieville duck foie gras, Québec red fruits and more local ingredients are featured in the 3-course menu of this classic French bistro with a lovely terrasse

Moleskine

Popular restaurant Moleskine offers some of the best pizza in town as well as a more refined cuisine. Its MTLàTABLE 3-course menu features a pizza with local pork sausage, a Québec heirloom tomato salad and spaghetti with mussels from the Magdalen Islands. 

Old Montréal

Bonaparte 

Québec berries, mushrooms, and cheeses are featured on Bonaparte’s MTLàTABLE menu. This French restaurant is well beloved for its cuisine and its grand décor. Gluten free and vegetarian options are available on request. 

Restaurant Oskar

Every course on Restaurant Oskar’s 3-course menu highlights a local and seasonal Québec ingredient, from fresh field vegetables to sweet berries. 

Mount Royal, Outremont and Westmount

Chez Lévêque

Chez Lévêque is a Montréal institution that’s been a fixture on Laurier Street since 1972. This classic French bistro is offering a 5-course menu for MTLàTABLE, with many local ingredients and best enjoyed on their lovely terrasse. Gluten free and vegetarian options are available on request. 

The Village

Ô Thym

Ô Thym is a bring-your-own wine restaurant that serves fresh produce from small Québec farms. The creative 3-course menu features seasonal ingredients that will change over the MTLàTABLE course and is available to enjoy on site or for take out. 

Les Quartiers du Canal

Le Richmond 

Le Richmond specializes in authentic northern Italian cuisine with items such as mortadella with pistachio ravioli and saffron tagliatelle on their MTLàTABLE menu. A few Québec vegetables are featured on the menu as well as Matane shrimp. Vegetarian option is available on request. 

Little Italy and Villeray

Santa Barbara

This neighbourhood restaurant with a lovely terrasse is certainly a favourite among plant eating aficionados but it is also a cherished destination for meat lovers who enjoy its great seasonal cuisine. Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options are available on request. 

Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End

Le Virunga

A mother and daughter team are at the helm of Le Virunga’s gorgeous exotic cuisine. Expect revisited traditional recipes of sub-Saharan Africa served by a friendly team in an intimate ambiance. The menu features Québec beef and veggies and is available for on-site dining or for take-out. 

Pôle des Rapides

Les Enfants Terribles

Every course on Les Enfants Terribles’ 3-course menu promotes some incredible Québec ingredients, from Gaspésie sumac to Galyco Farms rabbits and sea buckthorn. 

Olympic District and Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 

Rose Ross 

Local ingredients such as Nordic shrimp, tomatoes, berries and more are featured in nearly every dish of this lovely French bistro’s MTLàTABLE menu. Gluten free, and vegetarian options are available on request. 

Details 

Head to mtlatable.org to check out the list of participating restaurants and follow MTLàTABLE on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Don’t forget to use the official event hashtag, #MTLaTABLE, in your tweets and Instagram photos. 

Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger and the founder behind the blog Will Travel for Food. 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. She is also the founder of the SAISONS intimate dinner series highlighting Québec products and chefs.

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