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The 7th annual Oysterfest is taking place in Old Montreal {photo Riccardo Cellere}

Are you ready? Are you ready to eat? Because there are three great and major food festivals coming to Montreal in the next three weeks! Below is the lowdown on each one. Which one will you be attending? Or better yet, are you brave enough to attend all three?

Society of Arts and Technology [SAT]
August 20-24, 2015

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Chef Martin Juneau’s at last year’s Omnivore

“More than anywhere else in the world, Omnivore and Montreal are in love”. That quote is from the Omnivore World Tour Festival website and it rings as true for me and for Montreal food lovers as it does for the Omnivore team.

Omnivore takes place at Society of Arts and Technology [SAT] and has been one of my favourite food events in Montreal since they started adding us on their tour list 4 years ago. I especially love the masterclasses which include demos, conferences and talks by some of the best chefs and food purveyors from Montreal and around the world. They always inspire, amaze and surprise me. Visiting chefs are also partnered up with local ones to create fabulous and unique maudits soupers (damn dinners). Two extra dinners are also planned and will bring together three chefs combining their talents in a unique and unforgettable evening. Reserve early (as in, now!) for these dinners as seating is limited. If you’re in the partying mood, then Omnivorious by Badoit is where you’ll need to be. Fifteen chefs take over the first floor of the SAT and prepare over 6000 bites paired with live music and a list of natural wines. Get your groove on!
You can buy your tickets on the Omnivore website.

Twitter: @OmnivoreWorld | Facebook: /omnivorefanpage | Instagram: @OmnivoreWorld


Bassin Peel | Old Montreal
August 29 & 30, 2015

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Oysterfest’s legendary oyster shucking competitions {photo Riccardo Cellere}

The 7th annual Oysterfest is coming to Old Montreal at the end of August and promises to be bigger and better. There will be oysters (of course!) but there will also be a ton of great restaurants participating by offering some of their best food. There will also be shucking competitions (as always!), but there will also be drink-making competitions and a seafood platter plating one among 5 of the city’s best chefs, which will then be auctioned off for charity. There will also be drinks, music, shopping and more! If you’ve ever been to Oysterfest, you know that it’s such a fun event and every year tops the previous one.

Buy your tickets now on the Oysterfest website. Tickets will also be sold at the door for a slightly higher price.

Twitter: @MtlOysterfest | Facebook: /mtloysterfest | Instagram: @MtlOysterfest


Quai de l’horloge | Old Port of Montreal
September 5, 6 & 7, 2015

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Festival YUL EAT is coming to the Old Port in September!

I’m very excited to check out this second edition of Festival YUL EAT taking place in Old Montreal on Labour Day weekend.

The access to the main site is free and will allow us food lovers to spend three glorious days rubbing elbows with the best of Quebec’s chefs, producers and food providers. You will be able to discover and taste some of the products that make Quebec gastronomy so unique and chat away with the purveyors who work tirelessly to keep us all well fed. You can indulge in a YUL brunch, exclusive dinners, street food and free tastings as well as visit the on-site farmer’s market and book fair, participate in culinary workshops or listen to some talks. Live music, a kids’ zone and a Nespresso VIP lounge are also on deck to complete the food-centric gathering.

Entry is free and the site is open from noon to 11pm.  You can reserve your tickets for the YUL Brunch, the Exclusive Dinners and the Nespresso VIP Lounge on the website or by phone: 1 855 310 2525

Twitter: @FestivalYULEAT | Facebook: /lefestivalyuleat | Instagram: @FestivalYULEAT


And we’re not done for the year when it comes to food festivals because MTLÀTABLE–Montreal’s restaurant week–is coming back in the fall! However, you have a few weeks in between to rest and get ready for more eating 🙂

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