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The 10 Best Events of Montréal en Lumière 2014

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The 15th anniversary of Montréal en Lumière gets underway Thursday, February 20, with a diverse program of events, as per usual procedure. In the food and wine department, the festival tenders nine themes in 2014, from "Hats Off to Haiti" to "Montréal-San Francisco". All above and beyond the host of special collabos and events at restaurants all over the city, bien sûr. With that, have a gander at ten of the standouts - in handy map form.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Les Cons Servent

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Under the radar Les Cons Servent welcomes star chef Francesca Lari from Osteria Uvaspina in Tuscany on February 21, 22. $70 before wine, $115 with wine.

Le Quartier Général

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The most popular BYOB in Montreal proffers a pork-fest par excellence for lunch on February 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28. $25 before wine.

Van Horne

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Van Horne chef Jens Ruoff gets a big platform to shine for the Outremont restaurant's "Grand Banquet" event - a nod of sorts to Antonin Carême on February 25, 26. $200 before wine, $265 with wine.

Bistro Lustucru

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Veteran restaurant critic Lesley Chesterman collaborates and hosts a "last supper"-like soirée with Lustucru chefs Guillaume Vignola and Iannick Lessard on February 26, 27. $65 before wine, $120 with wine.

La Chronique

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La Chronique chefs Olivier De Montignny and Marc De Canck will co-host "Chef and Sommelier" on February 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and March 1, 2. $79 before wine, $99 with wine.

Le Margaux

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Montréal en Lumière excels at lunch and Le Margaux has a good one in store, with emphasis on products from les Laurentides, courtesy chef Jérôme Chatenet. February 20, 21, $25 before wine.

Cocagne

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Chef Alexandre Loiseau and Cocagne have a number of events in store but the one that hits a chord is the "Hidden Treasures!" tribute to offal on February 22, 23, 27, 28 and March 1. $70 before wine, $125 with wine.

La Porte

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With Michelin-star stints on his résumé, chef Anthony Boucher returns to Montreal to cook with old pal Thierry Rouyé at La Porte on February 27, 28 and March 1. $65 before wine, $105 with wine.

Pullman

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"Paryse For One Night!" at Pullman wine bar will see snack bar grand dame Paryse Taillefer emerge from retirement on February 23 to whip up burgers and poutines with Guillaume Sparks-Beaulé. $18 for a table d’hôte before wine, $25 with one glass of beer or wine.

Brasserie T!

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Normand Laprise and his brigade at Brasserie T! will get zany with tuber melanosporum for "Truffles Galore!" on February 21, 22, 23. $69 before wine, $93 with wine.

Les Cons Servent

Under the radar Les Cons Servent welcomes star chef Francesca Lari from Osteria Uvaspina in Tuscany on February 21, 22. $70 before wine, $115 with wine.

Le Quartier Général

The most popular BYOB in Montreal proffers a pork-fest par excellence for lunch on February 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28. $25 before wine.

Van Horne

Van Horne chef Jens Ruoff gets a big platform to shine for the Outremont restaurant's "Grand Banquet" event - a nod of sorts to Antonin Carême on February 25, 26. $200 before wine, $265 with wine.

Bistro Lustucru

Veteran restaurant critic Lesley Chesterman collaborates and hosts a "last supper"-like soirée with Lustucru chefs Guillaume Vignola and Iannick Lessard on February 26, 27. $65 before wine, $120 with wine.

La Chronique

La Chronique chefs Olivier De Montignny and Marc De Canck will co-host "Chef and Sommelier" on February 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and March 1, 2. $79 before wine, $99 with wine.

Le Margaux

Montréal en Lumière excels at lunch and Le Margaux has a good one in store, with emphasis on products from les Laurentides, courtesy chef Jérôme Chatenet. February 20, 21, $25 before wine.

Cocagne

Chef Alexandre Loiseau and Cocagne have a number of events in store but the one that hits a chord is the "Hidden Treasures!" tribute to offal on February 22, 23, 27, 28 and March 1. $70 before wine, $125 with wine.

La Porte

With Michelin-star stints on his résumé, chef Anthony Boucher returns to Montreal to cook with old pal Thierry Rouyé at La Porte on February 27, 28 and March 1. $65 before wine, $105 with wine.

Pullman

"Paryse For One Night!" at Pullman wine bar will see snack bar grand dame Paryse Taillefer emerge from retirement on February 23 to whip up burgers and poutines with Guillaume Sparks-Beaulé. $18 for a table d’hôte before wine, $25 with one glass of beer or wine.

Brasserie T!

Normand Laprise and his brigade at Brasserie T! will get zany with tuber melanosporum for "Truffles Galore!" on February 21, 22, 23. $69 before wine, $93 with wine.

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