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Here's What You Need to Know About Montreal Head Cheese Week

Forget burgers, poutine and hot dogs.

Get your head cheese at Dinette Triple Crown in Mile-Ex
Get your head cheese at Dinette Triple Crown in Mile-Ex
Randall Brodeur

A different kind of theme week is about to go down at some notable Montreal restaurants. Head Cheese Week, or, if you prefer, #HeadCheeseWeek, will extol the classic cold cut at Dinette Triple Crown, Ta Chido, Manitoba, Le C, Le Slang, Danji and Tripes & Caviar from April 5 to 11. The event is the brainchild of chef Luis León Tigretón and bartender Romain Cavelier, both of Usine C's Le C.

As of this Sunday the chefs in question, from Triple Crown's Colin Perry to Manitoba's Chris Parasiuk, will offer riffs on head cheese "inspired by their country or region of origin, namely Quebec, Spain, Kentucky, Korea, Alberta and Mexico."

Foodies and other meat aficionados can visit participating restaurants and taste the various versions of head cheese, ranging from the traditional to the more daring. All washed down with a cocktail designed to [pair with] the delicious dish.

Dinette Triple Crown

6704 Rue Clark, Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC H2S 3E9 (514) 272-2617 Visit Website

Tripes & Caviar

3725 Wellington, Verdun, Quebec H4G 1V1 (514) 819-1791 Visit Website


1184, rue Bishop, Montreal, QC H3G 2E3 (514) 700-3010 Visit Website

Le Slang

5669 Monkland, Montreal, Quebec H4A 1E5 (514) 600-1600


271 Rue Saint Zotique Ouest, Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC H2V 1A4 (514) 270-8000 Visit Website

Ta Chido

5611 ave du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V 4H2 (514) 439-0935

Usine C

1345 avenue Lalonde, Montreal, QC H2L 5A9 (514) 521-4493 Visit Website