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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.

1. Les Cons Servent

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5064 ave. Papineau, Montreal, Quebec
H2H 1V8, Canada
(514) 523-8999
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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.

2. Le Quartier Général

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1251 rue Gilford, Montreal, Quebec
H2J 1R2, Canada
(514) 658-1839
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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.

3. Van Horne

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1268, ave. Van Horne, Montreal, Quebec
H2V 1K6, Canada
(514) 508-0828
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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.

4. Bistro Lustucru

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5159 ave. du Parc, Montreal
QC H2V 4G3, Canada
(514) 439-6701
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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.

5. La Chronique

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104 ave. Laurier Ouest, Montreal, Quebec
H2T 2N6, Canada
(514) 271-3095
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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.

6. Le Margaux

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5058 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, Quebec
H2V 4G1, Canada
(514) 448-1598
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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.

7. Cocagne

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3842 rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, Quebec
H2W 2M2, Canada
(514) 286-0700
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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.

8. La Porte

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3627 St-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2X2V5, Canada
(514) 282-4996
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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.

9. Pullman

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3424 ave. du Parc, Montreal, Quebec
H2X 2H7, Canada
(514) 288-7779
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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.

10. Brasserie T!

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1425 rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, Quebec
H2X 2J4, Canada
(514) 282-0808
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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.

1. Les Cons Servent

5064 ave. Papineau, Montreal, Quebec, H2H 1V8, Canada
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.
5064 ave. Papineau, Montreal, Quebec
H2H 1V8, Canada

2. Le Quartier Général

1251 rue Gilford, Montreal, Quebec, H2J 1R2, Canada
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.
1251 rue Gilford, Montreal, Quebec
H2J 1R2, Canada

3. Van Horne

1268, ave. Van Horne, Montreal, Quebec, H2V 1K6, Canada
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.
1268, ave. Van Horne, Montreal, Quebec
H2V 1K6, Canada

4. Bistro Lustucru

5159 ave. du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V 4G3, Canada
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.
5159 ave. du Parc, Montreal
QC H2V 4G3, Canada

5. La Chronique

104 ave. Laurier Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, H2T 2N6, Canada
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.
104 ave. Laurier Ouest, Montreal, Quebec
H2T 2N6, Canada

6. Le Margaux

5058 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, Quebec, H2V 4G1, Canada
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.
5058 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, Quebec
H2V 4G1, Canada

7. Cocagne

3842 rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, Quebec, H2W 2M2, Canada
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.
3842 rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, Quebec
H2W 2M2, Canada

8. La Porte

3627 St-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2X2V5, Canada
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.
3627 St-Laurent, Montreal
QC H2X2V5, Canada

9. Pullman

3424 ave. du Parc, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2H7, Canada
"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.
3424 ave. du Parc, Montreal, Quebec
H2X 2H7, Canada

10. Brasserie T!

1425 rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2J4, Canada
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.
1425 rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, Quebec
H2X 2J4, Canada

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