Must Attend: Old Montreal’s Happening Gourmand

Montreal foodies, celebrate, January marks Old Montreal’s 6th annual “Happening Gourmand.” The celebrated restaurant month returns from January 10 to February 3. The scope of this wonderful food extravaganza is to give locals the chance to explore Old Montreal’s finest meals for a fragment of the price.

This time around, the eight chosen restaurants participating include menus ranging from top-notch pizza to exquisite steaks. The players this year are: Aix Cuisine, BEVO Bar + Pizzeria, Modavie, Mechant Boeuf, Suite 701, Taverne Gaspar, Verses Restaurant and Vieux-Port Steakhouse. A new addition to this year’s event are lunch menus in participating restaurants open during midday hours, the ideal way for we young professionals to spend lunch while indulging in some of Old Port’s finest cuisine.


Last year, Happening Gourmand attracted a lot of newcomers to the area, and this time around the hype is even greater, anticipating an even bigger turnout. With every edition, Old Montreal is becoming more recognized as one of the world’s top dining stopovers with amazing reviews coming in from around the world.

The menu pricing is attainable for anybody, starting at $15 for lunch, while $23, $27 and $37 for table d’hotes will be available for dinner. A bonus? With the purchase of a Happening Gourmand menu, guests receive $5 off tickets for Montreal’s largest snow-clad party, “Igloofest.” 


If you have visitors coming in from out of town, let them know that they can take advantage of the Happening Gourmand packages offered by our friends at the Groupe Antonopoulos’ four hotels:

Le Place d’Armes Hotel & Suites, Hotel Nelligan, Le Petit Hotel and l’Auberge du Vieux-Port. Each hotel includes a one-night stay and a three-course dinner for two at any of the participating restaurants. It’s a great value for a very memorable stay and dining experience.


As this event gets busier and busier with every edition, we strongly recommend reservations!

For additional restaurant and hotel contact details or menus, visit them online and follow them on twitter for live updated by using the hashtag #hgmontreal.