After last year’s successful event, the YUL EAT Festival is coming back to the Old Port of Montreal. Book off time this September 5-7 to enjoy the event which aims to highlight Quebec-grown produce, renowned chefs, and the many facets of local gastronomy.
The name is a clever play on words given that YUL is the IATA label for Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.
Throughout the festival, there will be morning events where local restaurants team up with one of three food trucks (Grumman ’78, La Sandwicherie Zoe’s, and Phoenix 1). The festival includes a brunch, exclusive dinners, a Sunday night family dinner event, and Monday night restaurant hop.
There will be around 50 pop-up restaurants waiting to feed your culinary curiosity. Moreover, La Buvette Matua will have a terrace offering table service with an exclusive choice of select wines.
Activities to Experience
The more interesting activities include:
- A farmer’s market will offer locally produced food from farmers and urban gardeners.
- Culinary workshops with celebrity chefs.
- The speaker series will include talks by chefs, sommeliers, food critics, farmers, and others.
- The Nespresso VIP Lounge where people can sit and relax.
- Live music every evening
- The Kid’s Zone
Among the many featured chefs, expect to find these talents:
- Chuck Hughes
- Anthony Walsh
- Hugue Dufour
- Audrey Dufresne
- Charle-Antoine Crête
- Danny St-Pierre
- Emma Cardarelli
- Eric Dupuis
- Hakim Chajar
- Joe Mercuri
- Jonathan Lapierre-Réhayem
- Marc-Alexandre Mercier
Where to Buy Tickets
While most of the YUL EAT Festival is free to attend, some of the events have limited seating. Get your tickets here.