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FOOD EVENTS IN APRIL MAY AND JULY 2011

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billybauer17 Apr 20, 2011 10:45 AM

WILL BE LIVING IN MONTREAL TILL MID JULY WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS OF FREE/PAYING FOOD FESTIVALS, EVENTS ETC IN THE CITY?

ive been to atwater and JT markets many times, looking to expand horizones

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    Lowe Arthorbit Apr 20, 2011 02:47 PM

    There are many country fairs and food festivals and food-related driving tours in the vast countryside outside Montreal. This comes under the heading of agrotourisme. You should try for at least one such adventure.

    http://www.terroiretsaveurs.com/en/

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      wilmagrace Apr 20, 2011 04:29 PM

      On a Sunday afternoon you might try a New Zealand/Austalian meat pie at TA beside Jeanne Mance parc and then head to the tamtams near the statute with hundreds of montrealers. I went to TA again this week for a meat pie but ended up with their delicious squash soup. They are adding a few new things to their menu and have a little terrace in front . It is right beside the parc near downtown

      http://www.tourtiereaustralienne.ca/Tourtiere_Australienne_english/Home.html

      http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/What-To-Do/Events/les-tam-tams-du-mont-royal

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      personally I love all the festivals such as the francofolies, montreal jazzfest, comedy festival all which now take place in the same location the new place des festivals and often you can get some quebec cheeses, patés, frites alors, cocktails, crepes etc (it is the rare time quebecers can get food and drink from kiosks on the streets! ) or just enjoy a drink from terraces of F or T restos or the nice patio high up in the hotel at the complexe desjardins on festival site , the latter being a quiet oasis with lounge chairs and a great view of the festival events

      --the place des festivals has some new events going on at other times of years right now some swings are in place, but then something else will be put in place, can check out events at

      http://quartierdesspectacles.com/en/

      --there are several terraces in area to enjoy summertime weather and for a beer you can enjoy an outing on a budget; for something to do for free the contemporary museum at same site is free Wednesday evenings and there is a small art gallery in the jazz festival building (the last exhibit of Corno was excellent) so you can combine food and culture. There are also some evenings with drinks, music, fridays nocturnes at the museum http://www.macm.org/en/informations/h...

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      finefoodie55 Apr 20, 2011 11:14 AM

      The biggest foodie event of the year is Table of Hope at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel May 9 2011, over 70 Restaurants,wine,beer and liquor companies, chocolatiers,dessert specialists handing out the best dishes to aid in putting an end to childhood hunger..a novel idea and very tasty.Its been my favorite event for over a decade,Its relaxed not a uptight rubber chicken event, no ball gowns or zoot suits.Its people going from table to table enjoying great Montreal food, there is music by the Montreal Gospel Choir (brings tears to my eyes every year) and even an after hours bar with live band.All of this is included for $150 with a tax reciept...How can you beat that.
      Tickets are available from Share the Warmth at 514-933-5599

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        oana Apr 22, 2011 07:34 AM

        Thanks finefoodie55, this sounds like a good one.

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        Maximilien Apr 20, 2011 11:11 AM

        see this thread : http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/774558

        Max.

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