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Happening Gourmand

chilipepper | Jan 9, 200810:03 AM

FYI Press Release:


News release via CNW Telbec, Montreal 514-878-2520 -ME-

Attention News/Food Beverage/Nightlife/Lifestyle Editors:

First Annual Happening Gourmand Features $15, $20 or $25 Prix-Fixe Menus

at Eight Old Montreal Restaurants

MONTREAL, Jan. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Affordable dining will be on the menu during the first annual Happening Gourmand, from January 15 to 25, 2008. Inspired by the original New York Restaurant Week, Happening Gourmand will shine the culinary spotlight on Old Montreal. Restaurant-goers may enjoy $15, $20 or $25 prix-fixe dinner menus at eight diverse establishments throughout the historic quarter. Additional details are available at www.happeninggourmand.com.

"Our city boasts an extraordinary wealth of dining options, but the costs can often prohibit us from exploring new venues. With Happening Gourmand, Montrealers can expand their culinary horizons while enjoying a 40 per cent savings off the bill," said Dimitri Antonopoulos, Vice President of Marketing for the Antonopoulos Group.

For 11 nights, diners may take advantage of $15 dinner menus at Galianos Mechant Boeuf Bar Brasserie, Narcisse Bistro + Bar a vin, and Suite 701; $20 menus at Modavie Restaurant Wine Bar and the Restaurant du Vieux-Port; and $25 menus at Aix Cuisine du Terroir and Verses Restaurant.

The tempting three-course menus will offer a taste of each restaurant's specialities - from Chilean Sea Bass or Wild Game Fricassee to Roasted Boris Beer Can Chicken or Tiger Shrimp with Orange Zest and Grand Marnier. Menus will feature a choice of at least two entrees, three main courses and two desserts. Beverages, taxes and gratuities are extra.

"This is only the beginning for Happening Gourmand," added Antonopoulos. "We look forward to growing the program each year, showcasing extraordinary restaurants, and reminding Montrealers that Old Montreal is a year-round destination for trendy and fine dining experiences."

Happening Gourmand will take place from January 15 to 25, 2008. Paid parking is accessible near all participating restaurants, with valet parking available at Aix Cuisine du Terroir, Mechant Boeuf, Narcisse, the Restaurant du Vieux-Port, Suite 701 and Verses upon request. For additional information, please visit www.happeninggourmand.com.

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