Martinique Gourmande Food and Solidarity Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary with a Creole Market at Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay
The Martinique Gourmande Food and Solidarity Festival, an initiative of the Comité Martiniquais du tourisme au Canada, celebrates its 15th anniversary with a large Creole Market under the theme “De l’assiette au voyage” (From taste to travel), at Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay, on September 3 and 4. For this occasion, five guest chefs from Martinique will be honoured and will tease visitors’ appetites with a taste of sunshine! In addition, from September 2 to 10, more than a dozen Quebec establishments will offer dishes from Martinique on their menus.
A sunshiny Creole market!
On September 3 and 4, discover the charm and festive spirit of the Antilles by visiting the Martinique Gourmande Creole Market at the Iberville Pavilion of Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay, from noon to 9 pm. Admission and activities for the whole family are free. Enjoy emblematic island specialties prepared by renowned chefs, flower arrangement workshops, a mixology competition to determine the signature cocktail of 2022, a domino tournament, Creole zouk and zumba classes and a typically Creole carnival band, along with many other surprising events!
Guest chefs from Martinique
Five guest chefs from Martinique will delight our taste buds with sun-filled flavours during the two days of the Creole Market:
Nathanaël Ducteil, Chef at L’Atelier ND
Prisca Morjon, Self-taught chef at Ma Cuisine Créole
Rudy Réclair, Chef at Hotel Plein Soleil
Pascal Sigere, Chef at the AGAP’PEYI’A guest table
Yadji Zami, Founder of Galanga Fish Bar
15 booths to celebrate 15 years
Fifteen exhibitors will also be present at the Creole Market, presenting Martinican products and providing information about Martinique, how to get there, what to do and where to stay.
Family culinary workshops with C’est moi le chef!
The festival invites young chefs aged 3 and over to discover Creole cuisine with a series of free 15-minute workshops. Young chefs and their parents will cook up quick and easy recipes created especially for the event. For more information: cestmoilechef.ca
All these activities are free. Over these 2 days, discover Martinique, its gastronomy and its culture!
Antilles-flavoured menus throughout Quebec
From September 2 to 10, several Quebec restaurants will participate in the celebrations by offering a Martinique-inspired menu or cocktail. In Montreal, participating restaurants are Le Renoir, Restaurant du Sofitel, Le Bleu Raisin, Le Palme, Chez Mamie, Chabanel and Ateliers et Saveurs Vieux-Montréal. In Quebec City, participating restaurants are Le 47, l’Atrium, Restaurant Mille Saveurs, Mlle Inès and Hôtel Entourage Sur-Le-Lac. Experience Martinique Gourmande throughout the province!
About Martinique Gourmande
Martinique Gourmande is a food and solidarity festival started in 2008 by the Comité Martiniquais du Tourisme au Canada, aimed at extending the summer season by providing Quebecers with a taste of their next vacation in Martinique. It was one of the first festivals of its kind in Montreal! In 2020, the festival reinvented itself, earning it a nomination in the Event of the Year category at the Lauriers de la gastronomie québécoise. Fourteen editions and a few thousand feasts later, the festival is still reinventing itself a little bit each year, presenting an exceptional 15th edition that will stimulate encounters and discoveries centred around the cuisine and culture of Martinique