11 Montreal food events you need to check out in November

Oct 28 2016, 5:24 pm

As fall comes to a close, it’s time to start preparing for the cold. What better way than to enjoy a big feast before winter?

This November, Montreal is hosting a myriad of food events, ranging from a Tibetan Bazaar to a special Dia de los Muertos dinner. Be sure to stop by any one of the foodie events below!

La Grande Tablee

La Tablee des Chefs is hosting their annual fundraising dinner, La Grande Tablee, to be held on November 1st this year. One of the most anticipated foodie events in Montreal, hundreds will gather to indulge in the food prepared by a kitchen of Quebec’s best chefs. Together a brigade of chefs curates a unique six-course menu paired with wine courtesy of SAQ to wow their guests. All proceeds of the event go to charity. This year’s chefs include Anthony Joyce, Denis Vukmirovic, Etienne Huot, Simon Mathys, Jonathan Lapierre-Rehayem, Francois Deshroches, and Benjamin Oddo.
When: November 1, 5:30 pm-10 pm
Address: Centre des Sciences de Montreal, 2 Rue de la Commune Ouest

Movember Scotch Tasting

Support a good cause and indulge in some delicious whisky courtesy of the Movember Scotch tasting event. Organized by Joelle Paquette, party-goers will get an exclusive taste of this hip bar’s most refined scotches. A spirits master will also be in attendance to guide visitors through the tasting. Tickets start at $40.
When: November 11
Address: Plateau Lounge, 901 Rue du Square-Victoria


MTL a TABLE is back, hosting its infamous Restaurant Week for 10 whole days. Starting on November 3rd and ending on November 13th, Restaurant Week will allow Montrealers to get a taste of some of the best dishes Montreal has to offer at a serious discount. Over 150 restaurants are participating in this year’s Restaurant Week, which means you’ll have the chance to eat pretty much anything you’re in the mood for. The best part? Meals will only set you back $21, $31, or $41. And we’re not just talking for one dish. No sir, $21-$41 will get you a gourmet table d’hote dinner.
When: November 3-13
Address: Various locations

Tibetan Cultural Fair

Never been to Tibet? Not a problem! Fortunately for you, Montreal is bringing Tibet to you at the Tibetan Cultural Fair happening this November. For one day only on November 26th, the Santa Cruz Church in the Plateau will become a Tibetan Bazaar. Organized by the Canada Tibet Committee, the Tibetan Cultural Fair will feature traditional arts and crafts, dance, cuisine, and music from Tibet. Show your support for Tibet while eating some delicious food!
When: November 26, 10 am-7 pm
Address: Santa Cruz Church, 60 Rachel Est

Friday Nocturnes

Essentially an after hours party at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Friday Nocturnes take place on four fridays each year, giving Montrealers a chance to explore the museum’s exhibits after dark alongside a few museum experts. Happening on Friday, November 4th from 5 pm-2 am, the Museum of Contemporary Art will give visitors a chance to explore La Biennale de Montreal, an exhibition focusing on the question: is hedonism possible today? In addition to the exhibition, the last Friday Nocturnes of the year includes interactive tours, a live DJ, an art workshop, and drinks and appetizers.
When: November 4, 5 pm-2 am
Address: Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 185 Rue Sainte-Catherine

Intro to Beekeeping Workshop

Concordia University welcomes Shona Watt of Le Tiny Homestead for an interactive presentation about caring for honeybees. The lecture will include information on how beehives function and how to take care of beehives. There will also be honey available for consumption.
When: November 8, 5:30 pm-7 pm
Address: Concordia Greenhouse, Henry F. Hall Building

The Nutcracker Market

Hosted by Les Grands Ballets, the Nutcracker Market is a fun and festive Christmas shopping market that will take over Palais des Congres starting November 26th. Nearly 100 exhibitors will be participating at this year’s market, all of which have agreed to donate 10% of their proceeds to the Nutcracker Fund for Children. If you’re in a need of a gift for the foodie in your life, look no further. There will be a whole gourmet foods section selling everything from French macarons and candy to olive oil and popcorn.
When: November 26-December 6
Address: Palais des Congres

Dia de los muertos at Mercado

Little Italy’s favourite Mexican restaurant is bringing the famed Mexican celebration, Dia de los muertos, to Montreal this November. With a fixed menu special ($40 for a 3 course dinner), visitors will get to celebrate Dia de los muertos in true culinary style. You also have the chance to win a handmade Mexican sugar skull! Head to Mercado between November 2nd and 5th to partake in this cultural event.
When: November 2-5
Address: Mercado, 6961 Boul St-Laurent

La Grande Degustation

For three days La Grande Degustation de Montreal will be gracing our city. Taking over Place Bonaventure from November 3rd to 5th, La Grande Degustation will attract over 13,000 visitors to its gathering of nearly 2,000 wine, beer, and spirits exhibitors. This unique event brings wine producers, beer brewers, and spirit distillers together under one roof to celebrate their passion for alcohol. Grab your ticket, stroll through the exhibits, and of course, taste as many samples as your heart desires!
When: November 3rd 11 am-5 pm, November 4th 3 pm-9 pm, November 5th 1 pm-9 pm
Address: Place Bonaventure, 800 de la Gauchetière Street West

Montreal Vegan Festival

The Montreal Vegan Festival is back for the third year in a row! This means that Bonsecours Market will be filled once again with stalls upon stalls of delicious vegan goodies.
On November 5th and 6th, 50 exhibitors and thousands of vegan-minded people will be taking over the Bonsecours Market “to discover the healthy diet and the way of life of veganism by exploring the health, ethical and environmental aspects of veganism.” The two-day vegan extravaganza will feature local and international speakers, culinary demos, discussion groups, and food tastings.
When: November 5 to November 6
Address: Bonsecours Market, 350 Rue Saint Paul Est

Fermenting Vegetables

Learn how to ferment vegetables and make sauces, butters, chutneys, and jams at this unique event. Hosted by Santropol Roulant, the course will last approximately an two and a half hours in which participants will learn about canning procedures and will have the opportunity to make applesauce, apple butter, apple chutney, and apple syrup (you’ll even get to take some home with you!). Tickets start at $15.
When: November 2, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Address: Santropol Roulant