Montreal food events aren’t slowing down just because it’s September.
There’s no shortage of festivals and markets on this month to help savour the last days of summer before fall officially arrives.
Here are all the most delicious dates to mark on your calendar this September.
At least 40 restaurants in Montreal will participate in this Canada-wide celebration of beef patties on a bun. Participating kitchens will each serve up special burgers at a special price while burger aficionados vote on their favourites.
When: September 1 to 7
Where: Restaurants across Montreal
When: September 2 to 4
Where: Clock Tower Quay, Old Port of Montreal
This free festival dedicated to all things soup takes place in Pointe-du-Moulin Historical Park this September. Get your spoons ready and spend the day sampling soups from around the world.
Where: Pointe-du-Moulin Historical Park, at the end of Don Quixote Boulevard on Île-Perrot.
When: Sunday, September 3, from 10 am to 4 pm
Tahiti à Montréal celebrates all things Polynesian, offering three days of dance performances, craft workshops, talks, tribal tattoos, and food in Montreal this September.
When: September 7 to 9 from 9:30 am to 5 pm
Where: 150 Saint-Cather
Spend a Sunday shucking in The Old Port. Look forward to knocking back bevies and bivalves, plus look forward to hundreds of food stalls slinging fresh seafood.
When: September 10, from 12 to 10 pm
Where: The Old Port, Montreal
For this third edition the Series of Women Leaders, revisit the French classics with a Japanese twist over three courses, and two glasses prepared in collaboration by chefs Dominique Dufour (Ludger and Magdalena), and Marie-Pier Morin (Le Richmond)
When: September 10, 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Ludger, 4001 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
Shop the bounty of 100 Quebec farms at this fresh food extravaganza taking place at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. The massive farmers’ market will feature tons of delicious local produce, demonstrations, vendors, and adorable farm animals.
When: Sunday 10 September, from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Olympic Stadium at the Esplanade Financière Sun Life section
Get ready to stuff your face with cheesy goodness because this week-long festival celebrates all things pizza. Showcasing some of the best slices in the city, all you need to do to participate is visit participating pizzerias and get a stamp in your “Pizza Passport.”
When: September 11 to 17
Where: Participating pizzerias in Montreal. Click here for details.
Learn to make vegetable cheeses at this make-and-take cooking workshop and wine and cheese tasting featuring “cheese” made with herbal agar agar, and fermented walnuts. Bring jars to bring some home.
When: September 11
Where: Culinary Centers, 5334 DeGaspe, Unit 311, Montreal
This culinary festival offers a taste of island life sans passport. The initiative from the Martinique Tourism Committee offers a workshops, tastings, dishes, and cocktails “inspired by their vision of the gastronomy of Île aux Fleurs.”
When: September 14 to 24
Where: Participating restaurants and bars in Montreal.
The 6th edition of Avenue Gourmande offers an entire weekend of flavors and discoveries along avenue du Mont-Royal. Look forward to $3 tastes from local delicatessens and restaurants including arancini from Roméo, Greek pastries from M. Puff, Shiitake Rolls from Copper Branch, and more.
When: September 16 and 17
Where: Avenue du Mont-Royal, Montreal
Price: Admission is free, tastings on sale for $3 each
Racines Traiteur Santé collaborates with Paquebot to offer this pop-up supper that opens with cocktails followed by a four course feast. On the menu, wild mushroom bites, tomato, melon and strawberry soup, gnocchi with roasted squash, and more.
When: September 16, 7 pm
Where: Coffee Liner, 2110 Rue Bélanger, Montreal
Day trip to Knowlton, Quebec, this fall for a ducking good time at Lac-Brome Duck Fest. Expect everything from BBQ duck to duck poutine, along with 30 exhibitors serving up wines, ciders, and spirits from the best vineyards and distilleries.
Where: 38 Oak Knowlton, Quebec
When: September 23 and 24 from 10 am to 5 pm
Top chefs from across Montreal congregate on stage for cooking demos and master classes hosted by this famous French food publication. Look forward to appearances by Adrien Renaud (Food Lab), Stephanie Labelle (Pâtisserie Rhubarbe), Marc-Olivier Frappier (Joe Beef, Liverpool House), and many more.
When: September 23 and 24
Where: Société des Arts Technologiques, 1201 boulevard Saint Laurent, Montreal