From September 9 to 15, YUL EAT Festival 2019 is the end-of-summer foodie event in Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles that promises culinary discoveries, creativity and gastronomic delights!

YUL EAT Festival 2019

Here is a preview of some YUL EAT Festival 2019 activities to help guide you through this eating extravangaza!

An optimized Parcours Gourmand – Grand Tasting experience

• 20 entrée stations and 10 liquor stations concocted by exceptional chefs and producers;
• 4 culinary demonstrations of chefs renowned for their service, including Pasquale Vari (ITHQ), Aliénor Clot and Mégane Bouchet-Lanat (Rustic Pie Kitchen), Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais (Le Petit Mousso, Projet Cantouque);
• 1 passport with coupons for snacks (free alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks);
• 30-minutes extended services;
• New: VIP passes that allow cardholders to arrive an hour earlier and have the chance to attend an exclusive wine, beer and spirits tasting workshop;
• The carefully selected exhibitors include Le Petit Mousso, Projet Cantouque, Léché Desserts, Foodlab, Brasseur de Montréal, ITHQ, and Birona Hummus Bar.
WHEN: Friday, September 13, from 6:30 pm to 11 pm; Saturday, September 14 from noon to 4:30 pm and from 6:30 pm to 11 pm at the SAT
COST: Early bird rate at $70 + taxes (limited quantity), regular price at $75 + taxes. VIP Pass: $95 + taxes

YUL EAT Festival 2019

Exciting theme nights

What will people eat in 50 years? A Taste of the Future dinner will try to answer that question by anticipating the trends of tomorrow.
• Dinner developed in partnership with Caribou magazine;
• Hosted by Geneviève Vézina-Montplaisir (Caribou) and Bernard Lavallée, urban nutritionist;
• Five chefs will present their vision of gastronomy in 2069, from aperitif to dessert, including: David Ollu (Hélicoptère), Simon Mathys (Manitoba), Timothy Vielajus (Foodlab), Aaron Langille (Diplomate) and Emily Homsy and David Gauthier (Bar St-Denis).
WHEN: Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30PM, at the Foodlab
COST: $85 + taxes

YUL EAT Festival 2019

The evening ¡Destinación México! is a celebration of Mexican culture, its colorful cuisine and its festive music in Montreal sauce.
• 5 small entrée stations, 4 cocktail and refreshment stations;
• DJ and projections.
WHEN: Thursday, September 12, from 6:30PM to midnight, at the Foodlab and in the Dome of the Society of Technological Arts (SAT)
COST: Entrance fee: $20 at the door, $15 when you buy your ticket before September 12th. Coupons at $5 per unit on-site, 5-coupons package at $18 online.

YUL EAT Festival 2019

Privileged access to the backstage of restaurant cooking!

Quite popular last year, Breville Masterclasses are back in restaurants, bars, cafés and pastry shops across the city. Among the classes to choose from:
Cooking the Harvest (Clément Boivin and Vincent Dion Lavallée, La Cabane d’à côté);
Successfully making an irresistible lemon elderflower cake (Aliénor Clot, Rustic Pie Kitchen);
Vegan and gluten free brunch: a real treat! (Paulina Korzekwa, Audacieuse Vanille).
WHEN: From Monday, September 9 to Sunday, September 15, from 6 to 9PM in various locations in Montreal

YUL EAT Festival 2019

A new outdoor site

Outdoor activities move to the Parterre in the Quartier des spectacles. You will find:
The Breville Lab, where you can learn the chef techniques seen during the Festival to reproduce them at home;
The General Store, where you can stock up on local products and attend various conferences and demonstrations (select exhibitors include Oatbox, NOS CABANES, Rheintal, Confiturerie Tigidou, Bals Provisions, Chocolats chauds SÜK, La pimenterie, Mark’s Hot Sauce, Montrose Foods Inc., Alvéole, Caroline Letang, Brochacho S.E.N.C., Les Charlatans, KLIIN, Organique Inc., 5eptentrional, U MAIN, bepOp popcorn, 3/4 OZ., Gaspésie Sauvage, Mate Libre, Légende rurale, Allo Simonne, Bon vivant, Oliméga inc, La Lichée, Magazine Caribou, and Yumi Organics);
The Smokehouse Ford, an ephemeral restaurant that will serve an à la carte menu prepared by chef duos and their guests, including Éric Dupuis (Taverne Square Dominion, Balsam Inn, Bar Henrietta, Café Melk) and Marc-André Cyr (Le Goût du grain);
• The Chope-Chope Beer Bar (beers from Brasserie de Montréal and Creemore Springs), Tchin-Tchin Vinho Verde Wine Bar and Shake-Shake Cocktail Bar;
Junior Iron Chef, a competition where two brigades of young chefs must prepare burrito-breakfasts that will be judged by the public (Sunday, September 15, from 10AM to noon);
Family Corner, an area where to picnic, play and participate in the quiz.

YUL EAT Festival 2019

From Art and Gastronomy to Projections and Discussion

100% Tomatoes, an Exposition, a visual art tour featuring over 100 local varieties of tomatoes, in collaboration with Arrivage and the Seed Guardians Operation;
• Screenings of culinary documentaries, including La Ferme et son État with the participation of Marc Séguin, presented by the Cinéma du Parc.
WHEN: Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14, from noon to 11PM; Sunday, September 15 from noon to 8PM
COST: Free access

This is only a small preview so check out festivalyuleat.com to see the entire schedule! Bon appétit!

Here is what you need to know about YUL EAT Festival 2019:

Date: Monday, September 9 – Sunday, September 15
Location: Various sites in Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles and across the city
Admission cost:
Admission to the outdoor site, located at Parterre du Quartier des spectacles, is free.
Admission to the Parcours Gourmand – Grand Tasting experience at the SAT costs $75 + taxes.
The YUL EAT Masterclasses, which take place in various restaurants throughout the city from September 9 to 12, cost from $30 to $195.
A Taste of the Future dinner (September 11) and ¡Destinación México! (September 12), both take place at the SAT, tickets must be purchased on the website or at the door, while quantities last.
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