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Mike Cohen

Ferreira Café  leads the pack for Montréal en Lumiere straight from Portugal

    Every year when the list of culinary participants for Montréal en Lumiere comes out, I scan about the different restaurants and see which new ones I’d like to explore.

    Enter Ferreira Café, which on Friday, March 1 will host restaurateur Leandro Mota and his chef Leonardo Costa from Canastra do Fidalgo located in Costa Nova, Portugal, along with winemaker Carlos Campolargo from the same region.  They will offer special festive lunch and dinner menus.

    Finding my sweet spot for plant-based food at Hello 123 in NDG

      I am not someone who considers myself either a proponent of plant-based products nor have I ever described myself as “vegan.” That being said, I remain intrigued and interested in how some of these food products -if you put a blindfold on or were not told the ingredients – taste like food products I fancy. Enter Hello 123, a plant-based restaurant and bar on Monkland Avenue in NDG.

      MTLàTABLE: Lloyd at the Marriott Château Champlain offers a superb four-course table d’hôte menu for just $83

        This year, Lloyd sets itself apart with an exclusive four-course table d’hôte menu for just $83 per person, an offer that promises to satisfy local foodies. Lloyd’s talented chef, Kevin Mougin, is ready to dazzle guests with his exceptional culinary creativity. His cuisine harmoniously blends local and international flavors to create unique and memorable dishes. Lloyd’s special Montréal à Table 2023 menu features a selection of starters, main courses and desserts, highlighting seasonal ingredients and local produce.

        MTLàTABLE: The iconic Chez Lévêque has been a Montreal landmark for more than 50 years

          Just over 50 years ago, Pierre Lévêque became the owner of La Lucarne, a small steak house on Laurier Avenue, already elegantly adorned with warm, inviting storefronts. The name changed to Chez Lévêque and a Montreal landmark was born. Still in the hands of the Lévêque family, this Parisian Brasserie continues to shine with a menu very much taking on a Lyon, France vibe. I was therefore quite pleased to experience this place for the very first time.