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2019 Happening Gourmand : Best restaurants in Old Montreal!

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As in every month of January for 12 years, the Old Montreal, landmark of the best gastronomic tables in town, offers menus all flavors and low prices during this first month of the year when sometimes our finances are a little tight and our limited outings. The 2019 Happening Gourmand offers you a gourmet getaway through 9 excellent restaurants.

2019 Happening Gourmand: Until February 3rd

2019 Happening Gourmand - Vieux-Port Steakhouse - Fireplace

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From January 10 to February 3, 2019, Brasserie 701, Bevo Bar + Pizzeria, Kyo Bar Japonais, Maggie Oakes, Méchant Boeuf, Modavie, Taverne Gaspar, Verses Bistro as well as the Vieux-Port Steakhouse (which we had the chance to try) will welcome you warmly to fill your appetite! You can then discover the dishes that are famous for these establishments alone, as a couple or with friends!

Here are some examples of tasty dishes in the various restaurants participating in 2019 Happening Gourmand

Brasserie 701:

Let yourself be transported by the finest of French cuisines by tasting, to start, the grilled vegetable ‘mille-feuille’ with chive crème and basil pesto to start, Paprika and maple grilled guinea fowl, green peas quinoa, sautéed pattypan, mustard cream or a homemade wild mushroom ravioli with truffle cream sauce as a main, topped off with a caramel and salted butter light mousse, toffee sponge and crispy almond strudel!

2019 Happening Gourmand - Brasserie 701 - Lentil cassoulet with garlic and parsley pan seared Mediterranean shrimps, Brussels sprouts and carrots cassoulet, chives

Lentil cassoulet with garlic and parsley pan seared Mediterranean shrimps, Brussels sprouts and carrots cassoulet, chives at Brasserie 701
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2019 Happening Gourmand - Brasserie 701 - Grilled Guinea fowl

Grilled Guinea fowl
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Méchant Boeuf:

Then treat yourself to one of the best cuts of beef in Montreal or start with its salmon tartare. Enjoy a mouth-watering New York cut beef sirloin served with cheddar mashed potatoes, asparagus and pepper sauce, and finish with a homemade vanilla and raspberry cheesecake

Bevo Bar + Pizzeria:

Here, as you surely know, Italy is in the spotlight and where the table d’hôte selections comprise of the entire everyday menu! Savor their perfectly fried calamari or opt for their flavourful porchetta sliders, followed by their  variety of pasta dishes cooked to perfection, as well as their famous wood oven pizzas. Finish the with a heavenly tiramisu or decadent Nutella pizza.

Vieux-Port Steakhouse:

Here is the classic steak. Opt for 10oz Top Sirloin, baseball cut served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables, it’s a delight. It is this dish that I took. And for the classic, I had a delicious Caesar salad as a starter. Nothing fancy, though the garlic baked snails looked delicious too.

2019 Happening Gourmand - Vieux-Port Steakhouse - Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad at Vieux-Port Steakhouse
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2019 Happening Gourmand - Vieux-Port Steakhouse - Top Sirloin, baseball cut

Top Sirloin, baseball cut at Vieux-Port Steakhouse
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2019 Happening Gourmand - Vieux-Port Steakhouse Arboleda

The Arboleda wines, partner of 2019 Happening Gourmand
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Here is a preview of the countless options that will be offered during the Happening Gourmand 2019. What you will love most is that each table d’hôte is composed of 3 course, yes yes 3 course, and will be offered from less than $30 (some options are in addition). You’ll never have spent so much money after holiday gifts! Do not hesitate to accompany them with delicious Arboleda wines, partners of 2019 Happening Gourmand.

Up to the brunches for 2019 Happening Gourmand

2019 Happening Gourmand - Verses - Brunch - Caramel popcorn pancakes with dulce de leche and mascarpone

Caramel popcorn pancakes with dulce de leche and mascarpone at Verses
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If there’s one thing that Montrealers know it’s that brunch is always a great idea (like Paris)! That is why 5 of the participating restaurants in 2019 Happening Gourmand are also offering table d’hôte brunch specials every Saturday and Sunday. For $17, Verses Bistro, Maggie Oakes, Brasserie 701, Taverne Gaspar, and Méchant Boeuf want you to savour every bite of your eggs benedict or Caramel popcorn pancakes with dulce de leche and mascarpone and sip your Bellinis and Mimosas in style for a boozy brunch!

2019 Happening Gourmand - Méchant Boeuf - Brunch - Steak & Eggs

Steak & Eggs at Méchant Boeuf
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Book now at HappeningGourmand.com and discover wonderful dishes during the 2019 Happening Gourmand!

Price of the tables d’hôte:

2 course brunch at $ 17
3 course dinner at $ 24 and $ 29

Share your experience with the hashtag #HappeningGourmand

President, Publisher & Editor In Chief of RDPMAG - Passionate about food, wines, spirits, cocktails, fashion, movies and more, Normand loves to talk about his passions.