Gastronomy

The best brunch spots in Montreal

The best brunch spots in Montreal

There’s nothing like starting off the weekend by brunching with friends or family. LUXE has selected its favourite spots. Take note! 1.Maison Boulud The Ritz-Carlton’s restaurant is a must for people looking to have a good meal in a beautiful setting. You can enjoy lobster en brioche, house smoked salmon or chef Riccardo Bertolino’s Florentine…

Discovering the Napa Valley

Discovering the Napa Valley

Over the past forty years, California has made great strides in the winemaking industry and its wines are gaining increased international recognition. The LUXE magazine team toured the sumptuous Napa Valley region, about an hour from San Francisco. Here is our report. With its Mediterranean climate, the Napa Valley is heaven for wine connoisseurs and gourmets alike. To tour the…

Pride 1974: the most prestigious single malt

Pride 1974: the most prestigious single malt

During a private evening event held on March 23 at New York City’s Steinway Hall, Glenmorangie unveiled therarest, oldest and deepest single malt Scotch whisky that the Highlands distillery has ever produced: GlenmorangiePride 1974. To mark the special occasion, Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation &Whisky Stocks, invited internationally renowned pianistAaron Diehl…

Fine dining in Montreal and Quebec

We eat well in Montreal, and throughout Quebec. The range of possibilities is impressive, with more than 6,000 restaurants in Montreal alone. But what about high-end fine dining? Compared to Europe, or even closer to New York or Chicago, which establishments offer Quebecers and tourists an exceptional culinary experience? To find out, we interviewed three…

Auberge Saint-Antoine awarded four stars by the Forbes Travel Guide

Auberge Saint-Antoine awarded four stars by the Forbes Travel Guide

The Auberge Saint-Antoine, a Relais & Châteaux member, along with its restaurant Panache, have won four stars in the Forbes Travel Guide’s official 2017 ranking. This distinction is the latest in a series of excellence awards received in recent months (Best Hotel in Canada by TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travellers’ Choice Awards, and Best 4-Star Hotel in Canada by the 2017 Trivago Awards with a 95.39% rating,…

A Multisensory Experience

A Multisensory Experience

A bistro, a bar and an underground forest that turns into a nightclub: Le Soubois invites lovers of good cheer and festive music to a multisensory experience in this unusual fairyland setting, right in the heart of downtown Montréal. We had barely crossed the restaurant’s doorstep when the projected image of a lake whisked us…

Daniel Boulud, the Frenchest Chef in America

Daniel Boulud, the Frenchest Chef in America

Daniel Boulud comes from a village near Lyons in France. Today he heads a gastronomic empire that includes seven restaurants in New York (including DANIEL, with a star in the Guide Michelin) and a number of other establishments around the world. LUXE met him last February when he was visiting Maison Boulud, his restaurant in…

Bruno – Like Father, Like Sons

Bruno – Like Father, Like Sons

At the end of an alley in a little village in Provence named Lorgues sits a flower of French gastronomy: Chez Bruno. This world-renowned restaurant has been specializing in truffles for 35 years. Its success is due to its founder, Clément Bruno, and now he is leaving to his sons, Benjamin and Samuel, the task of…