Don’t think of the dawn of the month of September as an indication that summer is over. Rather think of it as the month that brings more bearable weather, apple picking and the YUL Eat festival. YUL Eat began in 2014 and this, its third edition, sees foodies and just people who enjoy eating different foods gather to revel in the variety offered.
The festival is broken down into different sections: Grand Tasting, Speaker Series and Natrel Latte Art Challenge. For Grand Tasting there will be 22 stands with some of the most talented people in the Montreal culinary world offering food and wine/spirit pairings. Some of the places involved in this include: Grumman 78, Le Diplomate, Les 400 Coups, and Crudessence. The Speaker Series involves professionals from the food industry giving out hints, tips and how to tricks to us mere mortals. People involved in that include Patrice Demers from Patrice Patisserie, Martin Juneau from Pastaga and Daniel Notkins from Notkins. Finally, the Natrel Latte Art Challenge brings together ten art latte specialists from the province to compete in front of a jury made up of experts from around the world. The contest is based upon taste, look, texture, flavour, and most importantly the taste of the milk.
There are also dinner and brunches organized in conjunction with the festival at the Delta Airlines Dining Hall. Culinary Classes that you can sign up for will teach you a wide variety of things from Exquisite Summer Desserts and Cocktails to Bread Making 101 and even Urban Beekeeping. Free Admission activities are also on the agenda. They are things like a Farmers Market, Family Zone, Waiter’s Race, Saputo Pizza Challenge, and Music.
Besides food there will also be representation from different drink producers. On hand will be Beringer, Creemore Springs, Eska, and Le Lab.
New this year is the all-inclusive pass in which you get unlimited access to conferences, culinary demos, food tastings and pairings, and meet and greets with chefs.
The schedule for who will be there when is available on the YUL Eat website.
-Dates: September 3-5, 2016
-Venue: Quai de L’Horloge – Old Port
-Ticket Prices: All-Inclusive Area – $80.00 (Adults), $40 (11-17)
Brunches & Dinners – $40.00, $50.00, $60.00, $195.00
Culinary Classes – $30.00-$85.00