End the year on a tasty note : 5 restaurants offering a special holiday season menu

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Montreal centre-ville


Yes, the Holidays will be celebrated much differently this year. But even though the Christmas dinner table might be smaller than usual, enjoying a delicious feast will always be one of the highlights of the evening.

If 2020 has been a difficult year for Montreal restaurateurs, the holiday season will be just as challenging. December is usually the busiest time of year for them, but with all the office parties and other dinner celebrations canceled due to the pandemic, restaurants across the city have had to reinvent themselves. So now is the perfect opportunity to support them while wowing your guests!

Here is a list of gourmet holiday take-out menus from some of the best downtown restaurants that will let you end the year with a bang.

1. Kamúy

Kamúy, which means “sun” in taino, a language spoken by some indigenous peoples of the Caribbean, is located in one of the capsules of the Place des Festivals and offers a menu that highlights all the richness and flavors of Caribbean cuisine. For this year’s holiday season, chef-owner Paul Toussaint and his sous-chefs Vincent Bolet and Ana Castillo have created two holiday menus that are sure to make you feel like you’re under Caribbean sun. The menu Caribéen and the menu Soleil, made for one or two people, will make your senses travel to new gastronomic discoveries.

1485 Jeanne-Mance Street, Montreal, Qc

Kamuy Restaurant
Kamuy Restaurant
Kamuy Restaurant

2. Cafe Ferreira

Having become a true Montreal institution, Café Ferreira invites you to discover the essence of modern Portugal in the heart of downtown. Recognized for its wine selection and impressive and comprehensive menu, this restaurant on Peel Street offers warm and friendly Portuguese cuisine. Its holiday offer is no exception, offering 3 choices of family meals, or for couples, a gourmet box containing an aperitif, 2 main courses to share, desserts and a bottle of wine from Carlos Ferreira’s own vineyard.

1446 Peel Street, Montreal, Qc

3. Renoir

The menu of the Renoir restaurant, located in the prestigious Sofitel hotel in the city center, is inspired by French cuisine and infused with flavors from around the world. The creations of chef Olivier Perret, made with local products, are developed around traditional Quebec dishes and embellished with a French twist. This year, his team has worked very hard to offer an exceptional menu that will exceed the expectations of the most discerning palates, from their signature plates to their exceptional desserts from master pastry chef Clément Tilly.

1155 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Qc

Renoir Montreal
Renoir Montreal
Renoir Montreal

4. Marché Artisans

Marché Artisans

Located on the ground floor of the chic Hotel Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, the Marché Artisans opened its doors last year with a mission to showcase the exceptional work of small producers, here and elsewhere. For the holiday season, the market brigade has gone above and beyond to offer you festive meal boxes, a holiday brunch to go and gourmet gift ideas to safely celebrate in style.

Fairmont Hotel The Queen Elizabeth – Marché Artisans

900 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, Montreal, Qc

5. Jérôme Ferrer – Europea

This elegant downtown restaurant, which opened its doors more than a decade ago, has become a staple in the Montreal dining scene. In 2018, the restaurant was voted best in Canada and the 24th best in the world, according to Trip Advisor. Whether you are 2 or 10, chef Jérôme Ferrer offers you a variety of sumptuous holiday meal boxes for all occasions: cocktails, catering menus, New Year’s Eve meals and even a brunch box, delivered anywhere in Quebec.

1065 de la Montagne Street, Montreal, Qc