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Japan’s flavours

JATOBA Jatoba is a favourite among business diners, but it also draws people who know a thing or two about Japanese-inspired cuisine. The modern-yet-totally-Montreal feel of the place hits you the moment you walk in the door, and the terrace is as delightful as the dining room—just perfect for an after-work bite. Chef Olivier Vigneault’s … Continue reading Japan’s flavours

Route gourmande

FRANCE’S RHÔNE-ALPES REGION IS A DESTINATION POPULAR FOR ITS SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPES AND HISTORIC MONUMENTS. IT IS ALSO WIDELY KNOWN FOR ITS FABULOUS FOOD. WORLD-RENOWNED CHEFS AT RELAIS & CHÂTEAUX RESTAURANTS TAKE THE BEST THE TERROIR HAS TO OFFER AND CREATE SUBLIME CONCOCTIONS TO THRILL THE MOST DEMANDING GOURMET. CHÂTEAU DE CODIGNAT A visit to Château … Continue reading Route gourmande

Beyound famous

IF THERE IS ONE PERSON WHOSE NAME IS SYNONYMOUS WITH FRENCH COOKING THE WORLD OVER, IT’S PAUL BOCUSE. THIS CHARISMATIC AND SUPREMELY TALENTED CHEF HAS BUILT A VERITABLE EMPIRE BASED ON ICONIC DISHES, WINNING COUNTLESS AWARDS. WE PRESENT A BRIEF PORTRAIT OF THE MAN MANY CONSIDER THE POPE OF MODERN FRENCH GASTRONOMY. A passion for … Continue reading Beyound famous

Bubbly

Travelling is one of my great passions. Touring the Champagne region of France has been on my list for as long as I can remember, and I finally got the chance to go last november, in the company of some very dear friends. It was a chilly day when we arrived in Reims to begin … Continue reading Bubbly

Joël Robuchon comes to the Casino

First there was Paris, foll owed by Hong Kong, Tokyo, Las Vegas, London and New York. World-acclaimed chef, Joël Robuchon, is now bringing his original cuisine to Montreal, with a new restaurant opening December 7. There are no shortage of restaurants in our fair city, but Robuchon’s move is proof that Montreal’s reputation as a … Continue reading Joël Robuchon comes to the Casino

Margareth Henriquez The woman behind the “ best champagne in the world.”

Carving out her place in an industry still largely dominated by men was not easy for Venezuelan-born Margareth Henriquez. But this brilliant Harvard graduate who knows her vines had the passion, will and work ethic to land herself at the helm of Krug champagne, one of the world’s most famous luxury brands. President and CEO … Continue reading Margareth Henriquez The woman behind the “ best champagne in the world.”

The future of cooking, according to Frédéric Anton

It’s not every day that Montreal gets to play host to a three-star Michelin chef! Passing through the city as part of the Les Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux event (benefitting the Fondation de l’Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec), we had the pleasure to meet with Frédéric Anton. You have learned from some … Continue reading The future of cooking, according to Frédéric Anton

Célébration

The House of Hennessy has reason to celebrate, and they are going all out! Last year, the company marked its 250th anniversary, and this year, Master Blender Yann Fillioux will pass the torch to his nephew, Renaud Fillioux de Gironde, the 8th successive generation to orchestrate Hennessy creations. To honour this momentous occasion, the legendary … Continue reading Célébration

Veuve Clicquot, The Grand Dame of Champagne

Instantly recognizable by her distinctive yellow sleeve, she has been a guest at every kind of celebration for more than 250 years. After releasing her first vintage, no one could have suspected this merry widow would become the standard against which all champagnes would be measured, not to mention an icon for the art of … Continue reading Veuve Clicquot, The Grand Dame of Champagne

Cheryl Johnson et Charles-Antoine Crête, culinary heavyweights

Charles-Antoine Crête is a unique player on the Montreal restaurant scene. He’s flamboyant but never garish, and his new restaurant is the perfect reflection of this man and his world. During our visit, the star of Montréal Plaza was the tuna delivered that very morning from the Gaspé. Charles-Antoine Crête had plenty to say about … Continue reading Cheryl Johnson et Charles-Antoine Crête, culinary heavyweights