11 Montreal food experiences to gift this holiday season

Nov 23 2016, 10:09 pm

The best gift of all? Food.

Whether you’re a foodie or not, the awesome food-related gifts and experiences below are sure to impress your loved ones this holiday season. Whether you’re into chocolate truffles or craft beer, there is something for everybody in Montreal.

Check out 11 Montreal food experience to gift this holiday season.

Craft Beer Tour

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Uncover some of the best ale Canada has to offer at a Craft Beer Tour in Montreal. Starting at $59, these three hour walking tours include six craft beer tastings at three different brewpubs. And did I mention the beer comes with food? For the ultimate French-Canadian beer experience, a Craft Beer Tour in Montreal is accompanied by none other than a delicious craft beer poutine. I can’t think of a better gift for you and your buddies.
Where: 4768 Rue de Brébeuf

Afternoon Tea at the Ritz

Treat yourself a la the queen of England with an exquisite high tea. Tiny cucumber sandwiches, small French pastries, and scones with cream and jam, all on a three-tiered plate are sure to delight you at the elegant Palm Room at the Ritz-Carlton. Make a booking and surprise your closest girlfriends this Christmas.
Where: 350 Rue Notre-Dame E and 1228 Rue Sherbrooke O

Cook and Date

Treat your partner to a romantic night at a cooking class. Cook and Date specializes in the art of date nights, and will have you and your SO preparing a delicious meal for two. With special themes like Oyster & Champagne, you can’t go wrong.
Where: Various locations

Mandy’s Salad Bar Gift Card

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Who doesn’t love Mandy’s? Their gourmet salads have swept the city. However, they can be a tad on the expensive side. Give the gift of salad this Christmas by grabbing a gift certificate from Mandy’s. Your loved ones are sure to appreciate the gesture (who knows, maybe they’ll even treat you to a nice salad?).
Where: Various locations

Tendance Cocktails

Learn how to make some downright delicious cocktails at this 2-hour bar class. Participants will learn how to make three different types of tropical cocktails, all of which they will get to sample during this unique lesson. In addition, the gourmet chef on site will treat them to tapas throughout.
Where: Various locations

Dinner at O Noir

Immerse yourself in total darkness for a unique dining experience at O Noir. You can pick up a gift card at the restaurant or check Groupon for any deals. The eclectic menu featuring food such as curry, mango, and wasabi is guaranteed to wow your taste buds.
Where: 124 Rue Prince Arthur E

Ice Wine Tour

Just because summer’s come to a close doesn’t mean that wine tours are a no-go. The Ice Wine Tour from Montreal has exclusive access to wineries all winter long. Grab a small group, visit three local wineries, and take an interactive mixology workshop that will show you how ice wine and apple cider are made. Then of course, it’s time to drink up!
Where: Old Montreal

Meal Ingredient Box For Two

Shop local and surprise a friend with this food-lover’s gift box. Currently on Groupon, you can get a 3-meal ingredient food box for two people for just $32. Have you always wanted to try home food delivery? This is your chance. Hibernate in the winter while having fun cooking up what’s inside each box.
Where: At home

Brunch Cruise

Cruise around Old Port for an hour and a half while munching on a delicious meal courtesy of Croisieres AML. This cruise line will whisk you and a guest of your choice along the Montreal shoreline, offering unbeatable views of the city, a relaxing environment, and a gourmet brunch.
Where: 2 Rue de la Commune Ouest

5 a 7 Tapas and Wine

Academie Culinaire specialized in cooking classes of all types. Learn from the best of the best at this unbeatable cooking course. One that comes highly recommended is the 5 a 7 Tapas and Wine class. It’s casual and fun, but you learn a lot about different types of wine, as well as how to cook and pair tapas with different wines.
Where: 360 Rue du Champ de Mars

Chocolate Workshop

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Do you have a chocolate-lover in your life? They won’t be able to resist the chocolate-filled workshops offered by Saveurs Cao. This chocolate shop in Parc Ex offers chocolate workshops throughout the year, which has participants making (and tasting) everything from chocolate mousse to chocolate truffles.
Where: 7378 Rue Lajeunesse

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