SHINES A LIGHT ON MONTREAL AND HAITI
year's festival has cooked up a different dish regarding the
food side of things. Rather than looking abroad to feature chefs
from other countries, its chef in command Jean-Pierre Curtat,
who runs the menu at the Casino de Montréal, has made
Montreal, and yes, some of the previous MEL guests from other
countries the savoury star attraction.
Belle Ville (Canada's City of Lights) is about to become the
land of gourmet greats. Joining the rostrum of powerhouse culinary
wizards are oodles of artists, especially singers and musicians
and media personalities. They will appear during almost every
dining event. Over 48 restaurants will be serving their goods,
and many of them are doing it with luminaries in the food biz
during the series of Amitiés gourmande Air France,
Montreal-San Francisco ( the featured American City) and
the amazing Coup de chapeau à Haiti (Hats off
to Haiti). In all there are nine Dining Events, and perhaps
the most moving is that meal to be served for 400 guests by
Stephan Berrouet Durand, chef of the Plaza Hôtel in Port-au-Prince
and ambassador of Haitian cuisine who has concocted a 3-course
menu steeped in Haitian fare. Haitian troubadours will enhance
the already festive ambience slated for Saturday March 1 at
6:30 at Marché Bonsecours.
affair is just one of the exciting events that also put the
table spotlight on bread, cheeses, Louisiana and more. There
are also all kinds of overnight packages for out-of-towners
and locals too wanting to make food the music of love with Lumière.
gala event to raise funds for Centreaide of Greater Montreal
will be held on Tuesday, February 18th, from 6 pm to 10pm. It
will feature over 25 master chefs' creations as singers and
dancers add great sparkle and artistry to the sterling event.
your tickets and all mouth-watering information by visiting
can also call 1-855-790-1245. The festival runs from Feb 20th
to March 2nd.