Your favorite food festival is back for a 12th edition



Every Montreal foodie will agree that you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a fine dining experience in the city. Montreal is a multicultural metropole with a wide array of restaurants for every budget and enough food festivals to keep you busy and your stomach full all year long.

As a perfect example, you can find the Happening Gourmand, taking place from January 10th to February 3rd 2019 in the Old Port neighborhood. For a month-long, you will be able to enjoy a  gastronomic experience in nine outstanding restaurants offering exceptional table d’hôte menus at a reduced cost ($24 and $29 table d’hôte menus and a brunch at $17), such as Brasserie 701, Bevo Bar + Pizzéria, Kyo Bar Japonais, Maggie Oakes, Méchant Boeuf, Modavie, Taverne Gaspar, Verses Bistro, and Vieux-Port Steakhouse.


Kyo Bar Japonais


As for us, we have already booked our table at KYO to enjoy the best of Japanese comfort food with a sophisticated twist. The menu for Happening Gourmand  includes Karaage (fried chicken with aioli), Hamachi Bibimbap (Korean classic prepared here with yellowtail), Negima Yakitori (chicken and leek skewer) and Okonomiyaki (Japanese crepe with flavourful seafood). It’s the perfect occasion to discover or rediscover this popular Izakaya located in the Old Montreal, that easily stands out in a sea of more touristic restaurants.

To take a look over every menu and make your selection, then visit the official website and don’t forget to share your experience on your social media platforms using the hashtag #happeninggourmand