Restaurant Day in Montreal (known as Carnaval Culinaire) is a worldwide food movement that encourages anyone to set up a pop-up restaurant, bar or cafe for a day.
Participants can use their home, office, terrace, park or street corner to feed festival-goers throughout the city.
The sky is the limit, you can cook whatever you want, serve it wherever and charge what you want. The festival aims to encourage people’s creativity, talent and kindness.
The year’s festival takes place on Saturday, August 18 anywhere throughout the city. One-day restaurant owners are urged to promote themselves through social media, word of mouth and can create unique restaurant names, menus and meals.
The competition is stiff and diverse, a perfect opportunity to see if you have what it takes to own a restaurant, even for a day.
Last year’s event featured pop-up shops throughout the city, with dense one-off restaurant services in NDG, St. Henri and the Mile End.
It might be wise to tidy up the living room as it’s finally time to show off grandma’s famous spaghetti sauce recipe to the public.
When: Saturday, August 18
Time: Various times as per location
Where: Participating locations around Montreal
Price: Free admission