Barbounya Launches Its Turkish Happy Hour!

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Barbounya is all set for your upcoming 5 à 7 this winter! Chef Fisun Ercan prepared an original Turkish menu that is perfect to share while having a cocktail right after work. The Menu Headcheese, marinated vegetables, dried tomatoes, olives, Kasseri cheese – $5 Marinated sardines, warm potatoes, fine herbs – $4 Chicken liver mousse, crackers, roasted hazelnuts – $4 Tarama, pickled lemons, fried shallots – $5 Jerusalem artichoke chips with garlic and rosemary – $3 Fried calamari – $5 Spiced nuts – $5 My favorite items were the chicken liver mousse and the fried calamari. At that price, it’s…

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6 Things To Do In Halifax

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I visited Halifax this past October. My main goal was to eat as much lobster and oysters in a week which went pretty well thanks to events like the Halifax Oyster Festival. Here are additional things you could do in between meals 😉 1 – Go for a boat ride Halifax offers plenty of boat tours for whale watching, nightlife or learning about the history of the area. A really cheap and satisfying option is the ferry that leaves for Darmouth. I believe it costs less than $3 and it takes 12 minutes or 24 minutes roundtrip. The ferry leaves…

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3 Foodie Events To Check Out This Winter Around Montreal

Happening Gourmand

Credit: Jack Lafortune, JED Lab Media Happening Gourmand Celebrating its 9th year, Happening Gourmand started last Thursday and will go on until February 7th! It’s easy to find a restaurant to please everyone and the fixed prices are pretty outstanding for the 3-courses offered. Kyo is a favorite of mine, which I covered previously. Check out the website here > La Face Cachée’ Snow Days Quebec’s most famous cidery opens its doors every weekend this January for an exclusive look at the making of ice cider. The $5 activity includes a visit of the installations (outdoor and indoor) and a…

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Visiting L’Atelier D’Argentine for LeCHOP!

L'Atelier D'Argentine

LeCHOP is a great event that gives you the opportunity to try a 3-course menu at 5 different restaurants for the awesome fixed price of $25. It’s not the first time a concept like this is proposed but this one is a little bit different. Each chef competes weekly for the dish of the week which is also served at their restaurant. You can then head on the website and vote for a chance to win a free meal for two. Check out the YouTube channel here to get tempted by the food! The team behind LeCHOP gave me the opportunity to visit L’Atelier D’Argentine in…

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Montreal Test Lab: Miletea

Miletea - Holiday Edition

Website: www.miletea.com Concept: Get 3 types of tea, including one of your choosing, delivered every month Price: $19.95/month or less if you prepay for 3 or 6 months, includes delivery Pros: The website has a great shopping experience The delivery is quick and no details have been left behind on the boxing You can unsubscribe at any moment You get loads of information on the tea you’re receiving including its origin Cons: None for me. The price and quantity totally make sense! This photo is actually from the Holiday edition which gives a little more than usual at $25. You can also see…

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3 Exciting Start-Ups I Discovered at Start-Up Open House This Year

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The Start-Up Open House went down on October 29th in Montreal. This awesome event gives you the chance to visit start-ups’ offices all over town and even drop your cv if you’re looking for a job. Like every year, some places are very well prepared (good job on the amazing welcome Busbud!) and some others just feel very awkward to visit with nobody really caring about newcomers. With La Gare though, the experience was just great! This coworking space, which is the nicest in town in my opinion, opened up their space to feature an array of start-ups. It became a big networking party and…

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Salon des métiers d’art de Montréal celebrates its 60th edition!

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The Salon des métiers d’art de Montréal will be going on from December 10th to 20th at Place Bonaventure. This free admission expo has more than 325 exhibitors and is the perfect place to find all your holiday gifts while encouraging local design and crafts. This year’s expo will also feature conferences, live demos and happy hours! I personally love the food and drinks area and always end up grabbing a few perfect items to bring at dinner parties during December. Click here for more info! You can also visit their store in Old Montreal as pictured above if you’re away…

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Wines To Try For The Holidays from #LGDMTL

La Grande Dégustation de Montréal 2015

I attended my yearly rendez-vous with La Grande Dégustation de Montréal a few weeks ago! This event that highlights wines of the world on top of an array of whiskeys, rums and gins just to name a few is the perfect chance to stock up on a box or two of bottles for the holidays. After going four years in a row, I definitely saw things evolve. So before listing my finds for the holidays here are a few comments about the festival to come better prepared in the future: 1) Most wines at the event are sold at the…

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My #FerreroMoment Just In Time For The Holidays

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Ferrero <3 invited me last week to come and get inspired by a holiday home curated by Saskia Thuot. The beautiful house was located in Ville Mont-Royal so I already knew it would be a dream house! I know we all like driving by those for fun. No area of the house was left behind as you can see with this charming entrance. I loved all the golden details, a style that has been very trendy in 2015. The living room area was gorgeous! So many elements were in place but it still felt light. It was a great example proving that you can decorate for a…

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Chez Boris After Dark

Chez Boris After Dark

I visited Chez Boris last weekend to try their new dinner concept. The beloved Mile-End donut coffee shop launched Chez Boris After Dark about 3 months ago. So here are the details: When Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm. Type of Food Changes every week and seems to always feature a vegetarian friendly side or main. Pretty healthy food, which is great if you don’t feel like cooking but still want food made with love. For Here or To Go The food is take-out friendly! Pricing A full meal (main + side) ranges between $7 and $12. Pictured above is the…

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