Culinary Visits

Come with us to Montreal, a little taste of Francophone Europe right here in North America! We will be guided by one of the city’s pre-eminent chefs, Stelio Perombelon. Chef Perombelon will give us his insider’s perspective on Montreal’s current, very international food scene, while also delving into its Canadian and Quebecois heritage.

Chef Stelio Perombelon is recently retired from restaurant kitchens (he has helmed many of the finest in the city), including the legendary Les Chevres. He and Pastry Chef extraordinaire, Patrice Demers, started and operated one of the first, and still one of the finest ever, vegetable-forward fine dining restaurants in the world.

Unique Excursions

Chef Perombelon will take us on a shopping tour through one of Montreal’s fabulous food markets, the Jean Talon Market. Here we will purchase outstanding Quebec produce with which to take to his professional teaching kitchen for a workshop and lunch!

Late September is the perfect time to explore Montreal’s markets as they are jammed with stupendous vegetable, animal and seafood products at the height of the harvest. This is a unique opportunity to see Montreal through the eyes of a chef and then get to take part in the cooking of a wonderful meal!

Pastry Workshop

Another highlight will be a pastry demo from Canada’s premiere Pastry Chef, Patrice Demers, who enjoys his own TV cooking show in Canada. Despite his boyish good looks and charm, Chef Demers has been producing beautiful, and delicious creative pastry for nearly two decades. This will be a very special treat indeed.

This is just part of the many special visits, both cultural and culinary, that we will enjoy during our four-night visit to Montreal.



  • Bouillon Bilk
  • Le Mousso
  • Monarque
  • Madre
  • Dominion Square Tavern
  • Manitoba
  • Hoogan & Beaufort
  • and others


  • Cocktails at Le Petit Mousso
  • Workshop at Griffintown
  • Jean-Talon Market Visit
  • Cooking workshop including lunch
  • Signature cocktail workshop
  • Many other treats

Wednesday, September 25 – Arrive in Montreal for a 4-night stay. Cocktails at Le Petit Mousso. Dinner at Le Mousso.

Thursday, September 26 – Montreal cultural stroll. Lunch at Dominion Square Tavern. Afternoon pastry workshop led by Pastry Chef Patrice Demers at Griffintown. Dinner at Monarque.

Friday, September 27 – Morning free. Lunch at Madre. Afternoon food crawl including Montreal Bagel and many other treats. Dinner at Manitoba.

Saturday, September 28 – Morning Jean Talon Market visit. Cooking workshop and lunch using ingredients from market visit. Dinner at Hoogan & Beaufort.

Sunday, September 29 – After breakfast, departure from Montreal.

Included: 4 dinners, 3 lunches and 4 breakfasts

  • 4-night stay in Montreal at a premium hotel
  • Transportation within Montreal
  • Meals and drinks included in the itinerary
  • Excursion Visits
  • Workshops
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Co-leaders and guides
Not Included
  • Transportation to or from Montreal (air or car) before/after tour
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks during included meals, unless noted
  • Tips to driver

We select the best hotel for the group in Montreal with walking access to restaurants and local attractions.

$2495 USD Per Person

A deposit of $495 is due to secure a place on the trip. Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis.

The $2495 price per person is based on double occupancy, two people sharing a room.  If you are a single and are ok with sharing a room, then the price does not change.  If you are a single and want your own room, then there is a single supplement of $500.

Final payment is due 45 days prior to the start of the tour.

Please contact us for a Reservation Form if you are interested in joining us.

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