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19 Aug

Festival YUL EAT is back in Montréal this labour day weekend

The third edition of Festival YUL EAT is coming back to Quai de l’Horloge in Old Montréal on Labour Day weekend (September 3, 4 and 5). After last year’s very successful edition, this year’s chapter promises to be even better and more delicious.

quai-de-l'horloge-jf-leclercl-yul-eatFree admission tickets will give festivalgoers access to the main site at the Old Port’s Clock Tower Quay where many food trucks will be parked to feed the hungry crowds. The full schedule hasn’t been revealed yet, so keep checking the YULEAT website for details.

The YULEAT Festival will also include several other experiences, which we’ve detailed here below.

yul-eat-experience-jf-leclercYUL EAT Experience

Festivalgoers who purchase tickets to the YUL EAT Experience will have access to a private zone where talented chefs and industry experts, winemakers and local artisans will be presiding over workshops and demos, food stands and wine and spirit tastings.

yul-eat-experienceMany industry experts such as chef and TV star Martin Juneau, pastry chef extraordinaire Patrice Demers, chefs Marc-André Jetté, Danny St-Pierre, oyster connoisseur Daniel Notkins and many more will be participants in this portion of the festival. Festivalgoers will also be able to attend some roundtables on some interesting topics pertaining to the culinary industry, which makes this speaker series interesting to industry professionals as well as amateur food lovers. Chefs, producers and members of the media will discuss topics such as the challenges of running a restaurant and a discussion on local agriculture.

A latte art challenge will also be taking place over the weekend. Festivalgoers will be able to watch ten specialists face a jury of experts and compete for the champion title.


2 pm – 8 pm Saturday, Sunday Monday

For more information and to buy tickets to this portion of the festival, head over here.

YUL_EAT_SOUPERDinners and brunches

Some of Montreal’s most talented chefs are collaborating to create outstanding dining experiences for this portion of the festival.

There will be a brunch on each of the three days under the themes of around the world, English breakfast and smorgasbord.

Brunch around the world will take you on a great flavour voyage from the Middle-East to Asia with chefs Anita Feng, Alec Martin, Fabrizia Rollo, Fisun Ercan and Julio Guajardo and Kate Chomyshyn.

The English breakfast brunch will be serving some British classics from chefs Carrie Rupert Blease, Danny St-Pierre, Eric Dupuis and Nantha Kumar.

The Smorgasbord brunch will get its inspiration from Scandinavia with chefs Dany Bolduc, Guillaume Daly, Hakim Rahal Pablo Rojas, Jean-François Boily and Theo Lerikos.

YulEatThe dinner series will start with a locavore evening on Saturday night starring the best of Quebec produce. Chefs Stelio Perombelon, John Winter Russell, Antonin Mousseau-Rivard, Martin Juneau and pastry chef Stéphanie Labelle will cooperate in the creation of a multiple-course dinner that promises to be memorable.

The Sunday night dinner will get its inspiration from an Italian family supper. Montreal’s best Italian chefs Michele Forgione, David Pellizzari, Ricardo Bertolino will partner up with Toronto’s Basilio Pesce, New York’s Nate Apelman and California’s Evan Funke to create the ultimate Italian gastronomic experience.

Note that both dinners listed above will include a food and wine pairing. Click here for details.

YUL_EAT_zone_enfantsCulinary classes

Festival YUL EAT will also include culinary classes and workshops on all three days. Everything from bread making, beekeeping, the art of wine tasting, cocktail or preserve making, the intricacies of Italian, Spanish or Turkish cuisines and so many more classes are all part of the roster no matter what you’d like to perfect and learn more about. These classes are all given by top experts in their fields and promise to be both entertaining and informative.

@lebremnermtl à l’oeuvre!

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