It seems like Montreal is saving its biggest food festival for last.
The YUL EAT Festival returns for its sixth edition next month, giving Montrealers one last big food fest to cap off the summer.
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From different culinary themed nights, to the “Parcours Gourmand” grand tasting experience, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, conferences, a pop-up restaurant, wines, beers, and cocktails, YUL EAT offers up a little something for everyone.
The food festival takes place from September 9 to 18, spread out across three locations around the island: the Quartier des spectacles, Société des arts technologiques (SAT), and Place de la Paix.
The Parcours Gourmand grand Tasting experience and its culinary demonstrations are offered during three-time slots throughout YUL’s first weekend and masterclasses will be presented across various restaurants throughout Montreal.
The festival will also showcase “A Taste of the Future” as local chefs predict the trending foods of the future, offering tastes of what food could taste and look like in 50 years.
A celebration of Mexican cuisine will also highlight the fest, as five stations featuring Mexican tapas-size dishes will be set up on September 12 (with five bars featuring cocktails and refreshments, obviously).
Admission to the outdoor site will be free and temporary pop-up spots will offer a paying menu.
The Grand Tasting experience costs $75 and the Masterclass ranges from $30 to $195, depending on which option is chosen. The “A Taste of the Future” as well as the ¡Destinación México! ranges from $80 to $125.
Now might be a good time to head out and buy some stretchy pants.
When: September 9 to 15
Where: Anchored at Quartier des spectacles
Price: $30 – 195, available online. Free admission options also available