The huge YUL-EAT street food blowout takes over the Olympic Park Esplanade this weekend with a convoy of food trucks and myriad special events.
One notable free event is the "Paroles de Pros" on Saturday, September 6; a series of mini-conferences, talks and culinary demos.
11:00 a.m. : Culinary demo - Saucissons Fou du cochon
11:30 a.m. : A video presentation on the hazards of overfishing by biologist Jean Lemire
11:50 p.m. : Alexandra Diaz and Geneviève O'Gleman of Cuisine futée, parents pressés on Télé-Québec
12:20 p.m. : Patrice Plante, chef and mixologist at l'Atelier, Tartares et Cocktails in Quebec City
12:50 p.m. : Historian Hélène-Andrée Bizier on Quebec's culinary heritage
1:10 p.m. : Christian Bégin animates a panel forum on the current state of the Montreal restaurant industry with Carlos Ferreira (Ferreira, Taverne F), Lesley Chesterman (The Gazette), Sylvie Lachance (Van Horne), Michel Ross (Brunoise, Mas Cuisine, La Petite Ardoise) and Nelson Théberge (ITHQ)
14:10 p.m. : Alex Cruz of Société Orignal on the importance of indigenous Québécois products and culinary know-how
14:40 p.m. : Wine agent Frédéric Gauthier (Symbiose)
15:00 p.m. : Jonathan Rodrigue of food bank Moisson Montréal
15:30 p.m. : Culinary demo - Rémy Couture (Crémy Pâtisserie)
YUL-EAT gets underway at the Olympic Park Esplanade today at 4:00 p.m. with the First Fridays food truck tailgate - close to four dozen food truck operators will be on site until 11:00 p.m. Saturday's lineup of events kick off at 10:00 a.m.