From February 17th to March 5th, 2022, the 23rd edition of Montréal en Lumière will take place.
A new addition to the festival this year is a musical and aerial skating trail in addition to the regular program.
Several hotels and restaurants have joined forces with the event to offer gourmet moments.
Here are a few examples that will make you want to reserve your place quickly!
From February 17th to 19th and from February 22nd to 26th starting at 6 pm, the ITHQ Restaurant will host Martin Gagné, Nk'Mip Cellars, and Vignoble Camy for evenings entitled: Native Nations. Martin Gagné is the chef of Le Parlementaire restaurant at the Quebec National Assembly. He has designed a unique menu in which the knowledge of six Aboriginal nations will be featured. 6-course menu at $95 with an additional $55 to include wine.
Bivouac restaurant is ideally located in the heart of the Montréal en Lumière festivities in the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton. A 4-course urban and boreal menu will be prepared by chef Xavier Dahan. At $69 for the food menu and $108 with the food and wine pairing, you will find, among others, a red wine marinated stew, spelt arancini with piglet confit, and gré des champs, myrique aioli or a pina colada style cheesecake.
On February 21st, the fabulous restaurant on Ontario Street, l'État-Major will welcome Chef Maxime Lizotte. He will be honoring his native roots and the Quebec terroir with a 5-course menu. Known for his local and responsible culinary philosophy, this is certainly a memorable meal that will be offered at $70.
Virunga masters the art of combining African cuisine with Quebec cuisine. They will hold 2 events that will allow you to discover more about the different cuisines of a continent rich in flavors and culture. First, on February 25th and 26th, Chef Maria and her daughter Zoya will welcome Lysanne O'Bomsawin, Abenaki chef and guardian of her people's culinary traditions. Together they will create a menu that reflects the sharing of their two cultures.
The second event will be held on March 4th and 5th and will pay tribute to the origins of chef Maria Josée de Frias. This is a menu that will transport you back in time to Goma, a city located in Maniema (Congo). Discover dishes that represent the history and culinary art that has developed there over the years. Experience this for $70 or $120 with wine.
The famous H3 restaurant will host Innu chef Sylvestre Hervieux-Pinette on February 18. The evening will be a celebration of Aboriginal flavors and gastronomy. A magnificent 7-course menu of Quebec's terroir has been concocted for $135 with an additional $80 for the food and wine pairing (overseen by the best sommelier in Quebec: Hugo Duchesne). We give you an overview of the proteins found in the services: sea bass, venison, and lobster. Reserve quickly, places are limited.
In addition to its winter terrace, Paul Toussaint's famous restaurant, Kamúy will be hosting a Pow Wow Café and a Kanaval Brunch.
On February 24th and 25th, the chef will be hosting Shawn Adler, chef of Toronto's Pow Wow Café, and a Wall of Chefs culinary competition judge. The menu is $75 and the wine & cocktail pairing is $60.
On February 27th, gather your friends and/or family for an all-you-can-eat brunch (tables of 4). Paul Toussaint is also teaming up with Shawn Adler for this occasion. For $100 per person, you'll get a bottle of champagne per table, a welcome cocktail, and a lively brunch. Eat and party like you're in the Caribbean!
This edition of Montréal en Lumière promises gourmet options that will surprise you with the grandiose creativity of the chefs. Reserve your place, don't miss the opportunity to participate in these unique evenings.