Japanese delights!
With its fondness for umami, its delicate pastries, and its comforting ramen soups, Japanese cuisine is always enjoyable! The A Taste of Japan event is your opportunity to taste dishes from several of Montreal’s best Japanese restaurants, who will be gathered at L’Astral on February 21 and 22. On the menu:Matcha Zanmai – 1428 Mackay Street
Mochi, cream puffs, Japanese crepes and waffles.Ramen Misoya – 2065A Bishop Street
THE ramen specialist in Montreal.Uncle Tetsu – 1408 Pierce Street
The king of Japanese cheesecake.Hanzō – 417 Saint Nicolas, Street
Edamame, black gyozas, kaarage fried chicken – here, we revisit traditional dishes.Ôkini – 156B Laurier Street West
The team of the restaurant Jun I have just opened a brand new specialty grocery store, selling everything from fish to pastries.

Sumi Dojo – 3479 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
Come discover the Chinese and Korean specialties of young dynamic chefs!
Admission fee: $10 + taxes before 5 p.m., $15 + taxes after 5 p.m.; free admission for children under 12. Dishes sold via coupons ($5 each). Friday, February 21, from 5 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, February 22, from noon to 10 p.m., at L’Astral, 305 Sainte-Catherine Street East.

Producers from Quebec in the spotlight in our Air France Finest Tables :
Producers from Quebec are in the spotlight during this edition of Montréal en Lumière in our restaurants:
John Badger, Highland cow breeder, Geneviève Grandbois from Grandbois et Chocolats, Pigeon Hill Vineyard and Rivière du Chêne Vineyard  will be present in Petit Extra’s kitchen.

Ariane Le Gal from Gourmet Sauvage will be present at État-Major.

Vyckie Vaillancourt from O’Citrus, Marie Beauchemin from Canard du Village, Valérie Leblond from Jardin des chefs, Marie-Ève ​​Naud from Fromagerie des Grondines, Monna sisters from Cassis Monna & filles, Ashley Ouimet from ASHA and Basma Osama from ceramik b. will be present at Rosélys.

Hugo Boucher from Robin Bière Naturelle will be present at Joséphine.

Les Pervenches Vineyard will be present at Leméac.

Cristel Henssen from Fromagerie Copette and Boldwin Beers will be present at Osco!

The Domaine du Nival and Camy Vineyard will be present at the restaurant Les Fillettes.

Demonstrations and vino at the Salle Gourmande
New from the QG: The Gourmet Corner

Small counter of artisans from Quebec in the Quartier Gourmand: come discover Yumi Organics products, OUR CABINS, SÜK Hot Chocolates, Signé Caméline, KLIIN Organique, Caribou Magazine, Allo Simonne, Caroline Letang, and much more.

Head to the Salle Gourmande to attend these free culinary demonstrations:

Fancy fridge without spending money: Florence Léa Siry, a zero waste expert, will help you to extend the life of your leftovers. Sunday, March 1st, at 12:30 p.m.

Magic Tofu with Loonie Cuisine: Caroline Huard, a.k.a Loonie, a genius at making tofu delicious, shares her tips to cook this product. Sunday, March 1st, at 3p.m.Natural Wine, Importation, and the Restaurant Industry with Martin Juneau: The chef and co-owner of Pastaga loves natural wine so much that he launched his own importation agency! Thursday, February 20, at 7:15 p.m.

Local cooking only! with Geneviève Vézina-Montplaisir (Caribou magazine), Pascale & Marie-Claud Rémond (Les Minettes): Learn how to cook a dish exclusively from local ingredients, and discover how to fill your pantry with local products. Saturday, February 22, at 12:30 p.m.

Interview by Michelle
Also, don’t miss the interviews by renowned sommelier Michelle Bouffard, who will offer a live version of her book Dis-moi qui tu es, je te dirai quoi boire! She will pick a wine pairing with each person being interviewed, which you will also be able to drink.

Interview with Christian Bégin: Thursday, February 20 at 5:30 p.m.
Interview with Kim Thuy: Friday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Interview with Sœur Angèle: Saturday, February 22 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Interview with Colombe St-Pierre: Sunday, February 23 at 6 p.m. 

Ticket: $22.50 (+ taxes). Includes a glass of wine.
Salle Gourmande, 305, Sainte-Catherine Street East.