As many of Montreal’s swankiest restaurants gear up for the third edition of this city wide restaurant festival, MTL à Table, locals are getting their tastebuds ready for another incredible week of dining. Montrealers are delighted to welcome MTL à Table with open arms and empty stomachs as we delve into 11 days of incredible food at affordable prices. An initiative of Montreal Tourism and Vins de Frances and in conjunction with the SAQ, over 135 restaurants will offer the opportunity to sample stellar menus with prices set at $19, $29 or $39.
Kicking off this Thursday, October 30 and running until November 9, restaurants offer lunch, but more prominently, dinner and late night menu options. But, be sure to know, seats book out fast! An incredible week here in Montreal, as the weather begins to change and restaurant business usually begins to slow, MTL à Table is a fresh light to the fast approaching winter blues as this week creates a city wide buzz as chefs, restauranteurs and the public alike light up with enthusiasm for fine dining and amazing restaurant experiences.
“TASTE MTL is an island of paradise in November’s sea of dreariness. The event gives Montrealers a chance to discover all the great things Montréal has to offer.” Giovanni Apollo, Chef at Apollo 1333.
“This TASTE MTL event is an excellent initiative by Tourisme Montréal. It falls right in the middle of a pretty calm period of the year and allows food lovers to discover our restaurant. Bravo!” Pierre Jean, Maître d’ at Le Valois.
Geography wise, the festival is vast with restaurants participating from all areas of the city. Centre Ville, the Plateau, Mile End, Little Italy, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Outremont, Westmount, Old Montreal, Parc Jean Drapeau, Poles des Rapides, Griffintown, the Villiage and the airport. And with various cuisines in the spotlight, including North America, Latin America, Asian, French, British, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean and of course, Québecois.
So, once again that delightful time of the year has come around here in Montreal and if you have a bucket list as long as your arm with a budget as short as your pinky, this is a gastronomic opportunity not to be missed! Bon appétit!
MTL à Table runs from October 30 to November 9 at various restaurant around the city. Reservations can be made online or by phone and all participating restaurants and information can be found on the website, here. In the past, we reviewed Restaurant Manitoba.