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Montreal's Jean-Talon Market has a new space dedicated specifically to restaurants with Black and Indigenous chefs

La Maison Onyx is a pop-up that will run between July and October, giving marginalized chefs a stage to showcase their culinary expertise. Up first is Saint-Henri's Tropikàl Restobar, a Caribbean and Afro-Latin restaurant, which will be there from July 7 to July 27.

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June 8 marked National Rosé Day in Canada — and singer/songwriter Post Malone is celebrating the occasion with a new rosé wine inspired by tarot.*

The wine, named Maison No. 9, was formed in collaboration with Malone's music manager Dre London and James Morrissey of Global Brand Equities.

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With warmer weather, longer days and a later curfew in Montreal, there's no excuse for another date night spent watching Netflix on the couch (not that there's anything wrong with that... we're just saying, there's more to life). If you're really looking to impress your date, plan something unexpected

These under-the-radar springtime date ideas in Montreal will earn you major brownie points. Plus, you'll guarantee yourself a fun time — no matter how well or how poorly the date goes.

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You might say Simon Bernard has maple syrup in his veins. For more than 30 years, the owner of La p'tite cabane d'la côte, a sugar shack in Mirabel, has harvested the sweet sap of over 3,500 maple trees to produce delicious maple products as well as crispy oreilles de crisse, old-fashioned pea soup, and mountains of fèves au lard, not to mention many evenings of fun.

But lately, Quebec’s sweetest tradition has fallen on sour times.

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Every year, the magic of the holiday season is felt throughout Quebec. Here are 11 magical places in and around Montreal you should visit if you're obsessed with Christmas.

While there are tons of exciting activities you can do from the comfort of your living room, it's way more special to venture out into the snow and play tourist in your own city.

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If you enjoy the escapism that Netflix's hit series Emily in Paris provides, you'll be happy to know there's more where that came from. No, we're not talking about a second season — although Netflix has announced that there is going to be one. Rather, Montreal is the closest thing to Paris in Canada.

By simply exploring our enchanting city, and with the help of a little imagination, you can instantly transport yourself to France, Emily-style.

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It's a cloudy Montreal Saturday in the middle of a pandemic, but here's one way to make your day a little brighter: free macarons. 

Maison Christian Faure, one of the city's top pâtisseries, is offering a free package of three colourful macarons to customers who make an in-store purchase.

All you have to do is say the secret code.

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A little alleyway in Old Montreal might just be the most festive spot in the city. The Maison Pepin Christmas market, a perennial destination for holiday shopping and photos, is back for the 2020 season.

Owner Lysanne Pepin confirmed to MTL Blog that it's all set up and ready to welcome guests.

Pepin, who has been showcasing local artists and artisans for over 20 years, said that the idea for the alleyway setup came from visits to European markets with her husband, who is from Switzerland.

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The holidays might be difficult this year but Montrealers will still be able to enjoy little moments of festive wonder throughout the city. One place to look for them will be the Maison Pepin Christmas market.

The market, tucked in an enchanting little alleyway behind the Pepin Shop, is a secret little holiday escape in the city, finely decorated by the team behind the home, fashion, and design store.

Owner and artist Lysanne Pepin confirmed to MTL Blog that the Christmas market will officially be back for 2020.

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