With the curfew that was lifted at the end of May and the other measures that will be easing up over the next few weeks, the time has come for Montrealers to get together for the first time in what feels like forever.
The balmy temperatures and long, sunny days are well and truly here. What could be better than a backyard barbecue with up to eight of your favourite people (including yourself) to celebrate?
If you hate to interrupt your hangout with a trip to the dep for more drinks and snacks, Skip's got you covered! The Canadian delivery company has a wide selection of drinks and dishes that you can have delivered right to you.
Whether you want a can of sparkling cider, a refreshing beer or a glass of wine, you'll find something on Skip that'll delight your taste buds.
Caldora Pinot Grigio From Wienstein & Gavino's
Address: 1434, rue Crescent, Montreal, QC
Details: Embrace some Mediterranean flavours at your barbecue with some polpo (grilled octopus, tomato, olive and feta antipasto) and a glass of chilled Italian white wine.
Molson Canadian From Dunn's Famous
Address: 7385, boul. Décarie, Montreal, QC
Details: For a more laid-back barbecue with a taste of Montreal, opt for a crisp local pilsner to enjoy alongside some smoked meat poutine from Dunn's Famous.
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc From Elixor LavalElina Sazonova | Pexels
Address: 1795, ave. Pierre-Péladeau, Laval, QC
Details: A Maui grilled chicken salad and glass of sauvignon blanc with notes of peach and citrus could be a good choice if you find yourself light on side dishes on barbecue night.
Boréale Blanche From Pot MassonElevate | Unsplash
Address: 3141, rue Masson, Montreal, QC
Details: Looking for something that'll go well with veggie burgers? You might like a light-tasting beer and a vegan sweet potato stew — which comes in a mason jar!
Sol From Frérot Cuisine & BarKevin Woblick | Unsplash
Address: 78, boul. Gréber, Gatineau, QC
Details: This light beer was made for sunny summer evenings. Add some finger food — like beer-battered onion rings, chicken wings or nachos — to your order and you're all set for barbecue night.
Cerveza Tecate From Super Taco
Address: 500, rue Bélanger, Montreal, QC
Details: Are tacos an unconventional pick for a barbecue? Maybe. Are they welcome anyway? Definitely. Pair them with a Mexican beer for a barbecue fiesta.
Henkell Trocken Piccolo From Petinos
Address: 7196, boul. Langelier, Saint-Léonard, QC
Details: If you haven't considered a barbecue for brunch, take this as a sign. Order some savoury Victorian crepes and throw in some mimosas while you're at it.
Ménage à Trois From Le Uptown
Address: 1361, ave. du Mont-Royal E., Montreal, QC
Details: A glass of red wine with hints of berry is the perfect buddy for those sizzling steaks on the grill. Add some beignets to your order to take care of dessert at the same time.
Martens Pilsner From Pizza Cafe TachéCottonbro | Pexels
Address: 481, boul. Alexandre-Taché, Gatineau, QC
Details: Next time your bag of charcoal or propane tank runs out, you can save your barbecue with an extra-large gourmet pizza and a couple of cold pilsners from Pizza Cafe Taché.
You'll want to relax and have a good time at your first post-pandemic barbecue, which is why being able to order extra snacks and drinks with Skip is so handy. Just make sure that whoever places the order has their ID close. Without it, delivery people won't be allowed to hand over your drinks.
To learn more about having drinks and food delivered, check out Skip's website or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube.
Narcity does not condone the overconsumption of alcohol. If you are going to drink alcohol, please do so responsibly and only if you’re of legal age.
Narcity does not condone illegal gatherings. Always make sure to follow all provincial public health measures and respect physical distancing.
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.