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Edulis named Canada’s best new restaurant by enRoute magazine
Toronto’s Edulis was one of six Toronto restaurants to make the list of ten, which also featured two eateries apiece from Calgary and Montreal. Read more here: natpo.st/SxEnSp

Edulis named Canada’s best new restaurant by enRoute magazine

Toronto’s Edulis was one of six Toronto restaurants to make the list of ten, which also featured two eateries apiece from Calgary and Montreal. Read more here: natpo.st/SxEnSp

Photos: Celine Dion’s opulent mansion is the most expensive home for sale in Quebec
Celine Dion and her husband Rene Angelil have listed their Montreal-area mansion for nearly $29.7 million, making the private island estate the most expensive residential property up for sale in Quebec.

The couple put the custom-built stone mansion on the market Friday because Dion’s “intensive performance schedule” will not give them much time to spend in it, according to the president and CEO of Sotheby’s International Canada, Ross McCredie.

“It took them a long time to make this decision,” he said. “It was a passionate thing for them to make. And in the end, they just haven’t been using it enough… They plan to purchase another home in Montreal that’s much smaller.” (Photos: Courtesy Sotheby’s Real Estate)

Jedi Knights at the museum: Unleash your inner child, you can, at Star Wars IdentitiesTwo years in the making by Montreal’s X3 Productions, the exhibition at Montreal’s Science Centre is partly an educational display aimed at explaining and exploring the concept of identity, and partly a shrine to some 200 props, costumes, and “artifacts” from George Lucas’s two Star Wars film trilogies. In an attempt to thread both aspects together, the museum uses high-tech bracelets to track visitors’ choices throughout the exhibition, so that everyone can create a Star Wars-esque character from scratch.Each visitor picks a species (e.g., human, Wookiee, Ewok), genetic traits, personality traits, a mentor and so on, ending up with one of 50 million-odd possible personalized “heroes.” (Illustration by Andrew Barr)

Jedi Knights at the museum: Unleash your inner child, you can, at Star Wars Identities
Two years in the making by Montreal’s X3 Productions, the exhibition at Montreal’s Science Centre is partly an educational display aimed at explaining and exploring the concept of identity, and partly a shrine to some 200 props, costumes, and “artifacts” from George Lucas’s two Star Wars film trilogies. In an attempt to thread both aspects together, the museum uses high-tech bracelets to track visitors’ choices throughout the exhibition, so that everyone can create a Star Wars-esque character from scratch.

Each visitor picks a species (e.g., human, Wookiee, Ewok), genetic traits, personality traits, a mentor and so on, ending up with one of 50 million-odd possible personalized “heroes.” (Illustration by Andrew Barr)

Au Pied de Cochon: The art of Martin Picard’s cookbook
When food writer M.F.K. Fisher wrote How to Cook a Wolf she was writing figuratively, about cuisine in times of austerity. There is neither rationing nor austerity in evidence in Au Pied de Cochon Sugar Shack, the encyclopedic new cookbook from Martin Picard, the soft-spoken maple syrup-whisperer and Québecois chef who cooks famously bombastic meals.

Au Pied de Cochon: The art of Martin Picard’s cookbook

When food writer M.F.K. Fisher wrote How to Cook a Wolf she was writing figuratively, about cuisine in times of austerity. There is neither rationing nor austerity in evidence in Au Pied de Cochon Sugar Shack, the encyclopedic new cookbook from Martin Picard, the soft-spoken maple syrup-whisperer and Québecois chef who cooks famously bombastic meals.

Tagged with:  #Food  #Montreal  #Martin Picard  #Chefs

Montreal restaurant dumps Gordon Ramsay from name because star chef ‘never showed up,’ ‘just didn’t get it’
The popular Montreal restaurant Laurier Gordon Ramsay will soon be missing two words from its name: Gordon Ramsay.

The famous British chef’s participation in the rotisserie, an institution in the Outremont neighbourhood, has ended after only six months.

“We wish Gordon all the best, but he’s a big star and too busy to come to the restaurant,” owner Danny Lavy said on Wednesday. “He didn’t have the time to manage it. He hasn’t been here since August.” Photos: incenzo D’Alto/National Post; Tim Snow/Montreal Gazette)

Delight at the end of the tunnel in Métro: Design in Motion
By the end of his long run as mayor of Montreal, Jean Drapeau had  become secretive, autocratic, didactic, brittle and somewhat bitter; as a  young journalist covering Montreal City Hall in the early 1980s, I felt  no love for Drapeau.
Now, a hefty new bilingual picture book seeks to rehabilitate Drapeau  by focusing on his masterpiece, conceived 50 years ago: the Métro de  Montréal. The tome Métro: Design in Motion posits that  Montreal’s rubber-wheeled subway, with its unique, slender blue train  sets and network of bucolic, colour-saturated stations, stands as a poem  in fibreglass and poured concrete: our most important legacy of  Canadian-made industrial design.

Delight at the end of the tunnel in Métro: Design in Motion

By the end of his long run as mayor of Montreal, Jean Drapeau had become secretive, autocratic, didactic, brittle and somewhat bitter; as a young journalist covering Montreal City Hall in the early 1980s, I felt no love for Drapeau.

Now, a hefty new bilingual picture book seeks to rehabilitate Drapeau by focusing on his masterpiece, conceived 50 years ago: the Métro de Montréal. The tome Métro: Design in Motion posits that Montreal’s rubber-wheeled subway, with its unique, slender blue train sets and network of bucolic, colour-saturated stations, stands as a poem in fibreglass and poured concrete: our most important legacy of Canadian-made industrial design.

Tagged with:  #Montreal  #Metro  #Jean Drapeau  #Books
The Joe Beef way of life
Chefs David McMillan and Fred Morin are a bit over the top, just like their restaurant, Joe Beef, and their new book, The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts.  Here’s a sampling from their cookbook.

The Joe Beef way of life

Chefs David McMillan and Fred Morin are a bit over the top, just like their restaurant, Joe Beef, and their new book, The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts.  Here’s a sampling from their cookbook.