Photo cred - Frédérique Ménard-Aubin

Montreal En Lumière is a celebration of all things artistic, and since cooking is easily an art-form, it makes sense that the 11-day festival has a serious focus on food. The festival has several food-focuses for the 2015 edition, including the cuisine of Switzerland, the culinary creations fit for the President of the United States, and many more.

Below we've gathered up some of the food events we're most excited for, but be sure to check out the full run-down of events here. Start planning your Montreal En Lumière eating schedule now, as some of these events are sure to make your mouth water.

1. Swiss Lunches @ Quartier Général

What: A rustic meal straight from the Swiss mountains of meat, cheese, and lots 'o chocolate.

When: Thursday, February 19 to Friday, February 27

Where: 1251 Gilford Street


2. What's Cooking In The White House?

What: Eat like Obama through this culinary journey inspired by the cuisine of the Oval Office.

When: Thursday, February 19 to Sunday, March 1

Where: 305 Ste-Catherine St. West


3. Swiss Wine Happy Hour

What: Taste some of Switzerland's best reds and whites during this happy hour paired with a variety of edibles.

When: Thursday, February 19 to Saturday, February 21

Where: 3424 Parc Ave.


4. Never-Ending Happy Hour

What: Come hungry for wine and a selection Swiss-eats (pickles, cheese, meats) for a 5a7 that keeps on going.

When: Thursday, February 19 to Sunday, March 1

Where: 355 McGill Street


5. Winter Beach Happy Hour

What: Sun and fun are the theme of this happy hour where you can sip on cocktails and eat oysters on a heated terrasse, with sand!

When: Thursday, February 19 to Saturday, February 21 + Thursday, February 26 to Saturday, February 28

Where: 1100 de la Montagne Street


6. A True Taste Of Switzerland

What: Enjoy the best eats Switzerland has to offer, from traditional fair to fancy creations.

When: Thursday, February 19 to Saturday, February 28

Where: 5058 Du Parc


7. Chocolate Galore!

What: Your sweet tooth will be satisfied by this all-chocolate menu that is sure to be next-level decadent.

When: Thursday, February 19 to Saturday, February 21

Where: 355 Saint-Jacques Street


8. Swiss Fondue Evenings

What: Live the experience of a Swiss chalet as your dip into your fondue pot and get in on some cheesy goodness.

When: Thursday, February 19 to Saturday, February 28

Where: 426, Saint-Gabriel


9. After-Ski Feast At Christophe's Chalet

What: Eat like you burned a bunch of calories on the slopes (even if you didn't) during this Swiss chalet-themed dining experience

When: Thursday, February 19 to Saturday, February 28

Where: 1187 Van Horne Ave


Lanaudière In The Spotlight

What: Celebrate the fine foods of Quebec's Lanaudière region during this three course brasserie-style menu.

When: Thursday, February 19 to Sunday, March 1

Where: 1100 de la Montagne Street

Get all the info on the festival by heading to Montreal en Lumiere's official website here.


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