Time to discover the exquisite variety of local products
This new edition of MTLàTABLE, which takes place during three periods: from June 23 to August 1, August 4 to 29 and September 1 to October 11, is an opportunity to shine the spotlight on new restaurateurs every month, with menus that reflect the seasonality of local products, from summer to fall. An invitation to discover the distinctive diversity of our local cuisine!
July strawberries, beets and sweet corn; August tomatoes, squash and blueberries; apples, turnips and leeks in September and October, foods bursting with freshness, cultivated in several regions of Quebec. Add the unique touch of Montreal chefs to that amazing variety of flavours and your dinner is served.
Each month, during MTLàTABLE, discover the arrivals of fruits and vegetables from Quebec and learn how to cook them!
June – July
From the first days of summer, fresh market vegetables and berries appear on our tables. Beets from Montérégie, strawberries from Île d’Orléans and raspberries from the Eastern Townships adorn our plates with very tempting scarlet hues. Broccoli from the Capitale-Nationale, zucchini from the Laurentians and other green vegetables complete a colourful palette brimming with beautiful summer flavours.
Late summer harvests are a blessing for our palates in search of freshness. From Bas-Saint-Laurent to Lanaudière, field tomatoes, leeks, blueberries, and green beans are pouring in from the four corners of the province in an explosion of warm colours and exquisite aromas.
September – October
Fall harvest are generous and they come in all shapes and colours. From Chaudière-Appalaches to Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean, carrots, morels, oyster mushrooms and chanterelles, plump eggplants, and acorn squash bring authentic flavours to a comforting stew or a hearty soup. On the outskirts of Montreal, fragrant orchards host an incredible variety of apples that we love to see shine on our plates.
Québec’s world of wine has experienced an unprecedented growth in recent years. From the Eastern Townships to Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, the province has several vineyards producing some excellent bottles. Look for Québec wines on some of MTLàTABLE’s participating restaurants or or choose from the selection offered at your SAQ.