Culinary Tours of Montreal, Winter 2008

As part of Tourism Montreal’s special packages for 2008’s winter season, they are offering culinary tours to taste and savour the best of what Montreal and French Canada has to offer. Need a place to stay? Get a Sweet Deal for a Winter Getaway in Montreal – also this winter!

For great deals for tastings including Quebec‘s famous ice cider, artisan cheese, chocolates, appetizers, and more – read on and find which tour best suits you! Reservations are mandatory for each event.

Flavours of Montreal

Cost: $85 per person

CheeseDate/Time: Saturday, February 23 and Saturday, March 1, 2008 from 10am to 2pm

Starting Point: Les Délices de l’Érable, 84 Saint-Paul East Street

Details: You can experience the range of local cuisine while learning about the history of many of Montreal’s hot spots: Little Italy, Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Plateau Mont-Royal, and more. You’ll get to sample the best of Quebec’s specialty ice cider, artisan cheeses, and chocolate delicacies. Cost includes transportation, food tasting, and a tour guide is included.

Old Montreal Progressive Meal

Cost: $145 per person

Place d'Armes HotelDate/Time: Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 29, 2008 from 6pm to 9:30pm

Starting Point: Auberge du Vieux Port, 97 de la Commune East Street

Details: This tour will be a walking tour through 3 of Old Montreal‘s lifestyle hotels, each of which will offer 1 of 3 courses. You’ll have an appetizer course at l’Auberge du Vieux Port, a main course at la Place d’Armes Hotel, and dessert with a liqueur at Hotel Nelligan. Bonus? You’ll get to meet the chefs and concierges at each spot! Taxes, wine, gratuities, tour guide, and tastings are included.

The Tastes and Smells of Old Montreal

Cost: $55 per person

Old MontrealDate/Time: Sunday, February 24 and Sunday, March 2, 2008 from 11am to 1:30pm

Starting Point: Boutique Européa, 33, Notre-Dame West Street

Details: In this short afternoon walking tour, you’ll discover the culinary, cultural, and historical part of Montreal – complete with cobblestone streets. You’ll learn about the historical influence of today’s Montreal’s tastes and eating habits while sampling all that it has to offer. Taxes, samples, and tour guide included.

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