JP Karwacki was the editor of Time Out Montreal from January 2019 to December 2021.

Having called the city home since 2006, his focus is on spreading the good word about the amazing things to eat, drink and do in Montreal. One half raconteur and the other flâneur, when he wasn’t working on the frontlines of Montreal’s restaurants and bars, he spent his time thinking about, reading about and writing about restaurants and bars. He’s also a strong proponent of all things cultural, having owned and operated one of the city’s oldest bookstores for several years.

How to reach JP as of January 1, 2022:

  • Email him: j [dot] p [dot] karwacki [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Connect with him on Twitter with @JPKarwacki 
  • Scrutinize what he's eating on Instagram with @johnnycrust
JP Karwacki

JP Karwacki

Editor, Time Out Montreal

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Les 35 meilleures activités gratuites à faire à Montréal

Les 35 meilleures activités gratuites à faire à Montréal

MontrĂ©al a tellement de choses incroyables Ă  faire, surtout pendant l'Ă©tĂ©. Nous vous suggĂ©rons de sortir votre calendrier et de laisser le plaisir commencer... N'oubliez pas de vĂ©rifier les activitĂ©s gratuites pendant la fin de semaine du Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada—et les meilleurs musĂ©es de MontrĂ©al Ă  visiter gratuitement ! RECOMMANDÉ : Le guide complet des meilleures choses Ă  faire à MontrĂ©alLes 21 meilleures choses Ă  faire avec des enfants Ă  MontrĂ©al

Les meilleures plages prÚs de Montréal

Les meilleures plages prÚs de Montréal

MontrĂ©al est une Ăźle. Profitez-en cet Ă©tĂ© ! Entre une longue bande de sable picotĂ©e de huttes tiki et un repaire pour les adeptes de surf, notre sĂ©lection des meilleures plages prĂšs de MontrĂ©al comprend des oasis urbaines, des berges accessibles en mĂ©tro et une course d'obstacles gonflable gĂ©ante. Ces plages spectaculaires, sur l'Ăźle et ailleurs (cette plage secrĂšte devrait figurer sur votre bucket list), sont l'une des nombreuses raisons pour lesquelles MontrĂ©al a Ă©tĂ© classĂ©e parmi les meilleures villes du monde. Apportez vos repas bon marchĂ© prĂ©fĂ©rĂ©s, votre chaise de plage et n'oubliez pas la lotion solaire ! RECOMMANDÉ : Guide complet des meilleures choses Ă  faire Ă  MontrĂ©alLes meilleures piscines de MontrĂ©al pour se rafraĂźchir cet Ă©tĂ©Les meilleures activitĂ©s Ă  faire avec des enfants Ă  MontrĂ©al

23 best things to do in Montreal's Mile End

23 best things to do in Montreal's Mile End

It may be small, but it has mega-swagger: With its restaurant rows, swank hangouts and a strong reputation for live entertainment in the city, the best things to do in the Mile End of Montreal are as many as they are varied. Making up the northern section of the grander borough of Plateau-Mont-Royal, it’s known as one of the city’s trendiest neighbourhoods thanks to its music venues and festival grounds; a bevy of cafĂ©s with the best coffee as well as some of the best bakeries; and tons of iconic food ranging from decades-old standard-bearers of the best bagels to long line-inducing ice cream and its own share of the best restaurants. It’s the combination of both new and old that make this such a fun neighbourhood an attraction worth visiting on a day trip or a night out. RECOMMENDED:Best Mile End restaurantsWhy Mile End ranks 5th coolest neighbourhood in the worldFull guide to the best things to do in Montreal  

34 best things to do in Downtown Montreal

34 best things to do in Downtown Montreal

You heard it here first. Now more than ever, Montreal’s downtown core is full to overflowing with some of the best things to do in the city all year round. The tightly packed streets of the downtown core are home to world famous food, cutting-edge venues, boozy brunch spots, family-friendly activities, some of the best restaurants the city has to offer, irresistible underground shopping options, gorgeous parks, next-level bars, scandalous strip clubs, a ballet company, an opera house, a symphony orchestra. All that, and the epic food hall Time Out Market MontrĂ©al.  How to get to Downtown Montreal Take the Montreal Metro to any station between Guy-Concordia and Saint-Laurent on the Green Line, or any station between Lucien L’Allier and Champ-de-Mars on the Orange Line. RECOMMENDED:Full guide to the best restaurants in Montreal21 best things to do in Montreal with kids33 best downtown Montreal restaurants

The 25 best Montreal attractions for tourists and locals

The 25 best Montreal attractions for tourists and locals

Take old-world European charm and mix it with an open, friendly bustling North American city, and you've got Montreal. It's no surprise that the city is home to one of the best neighbourhoods in the world. The second oldest city in Canada, Montreal's combination of history and landscape with twentieth-century architectural wonders results in a never-ending list of attractions (and festivals!). Try inspiring museums; hidden bars and secret speakeasies; fine dining in next-level restaurants and the top tables (plus some stellar cheap eats). Tourists are amazed by MontrĂ©al, and locals keep falling back in love with it. What is the most visited place in Montreal? The extremely walkable neighbourhood of Old Montreal, with its cobblestone streets and proximity to the Old Port, is home to some of the city's ancient history and newest attractions. What is Montreal best known for? Aside from our famous bagels and poutine, Montreal is best known for hosting the World's Fair in 1967, followed by the first Olympics ever held in Canada during the summer of 1976; for Mount Royal Park (affectionately known by locals as "the mountain"), designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (the same man responsible for designing New York City's Central Park) and for being a superior city to Toronto in every way.  Where can I take tourists in Montreal? From the top 50 best restaurants in the city to the vibrant nightlife scene, Montreal is a playground for tourists and locals of all ages – sandy beaches, free c

The 31 best museums in Montreal to discover all year round

The 31 best museums in Montreal to discover all year round

Whether you're visiting Montreal for the first time, or revisiting a favourite work of art, a trip to one of Montreal's best museums should be at the top of your to do list. It’s one of the most popular things to do with kids in Montreal, and of all this city’s best attractions, a museum visit gives you an inclusive taste of the local culture. With over 30 museums on this list, Montreal's basically got a museum for eveything. Time to get out there and discover! RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Montreal27 best Montreal attractions for tourists and locals33 amazing free things to do in Montreal right now  

Where to find the best poutine in Montreal, ranked

Where to find the best poutine in Montreal, ranked

While the city loves to get up in arms over who's making the best bagels and the best smoked meat, the best poutine in Montreal is the most hotly contested comfort food. Everyone's got their favourite spot, even if they know first-timers should eat at places like La Banquise, and every restaurant makes subtle tweaks and takes on what makes a good one: Fries that are crispy on the outside but soft on the inside, flavorful brown gravy and cheese curds that squeak against your teeth. As the city’s most popular dish found at both fine dining and diners alike, it's one of the best cheap eats year after year, and is the perennially perfect remedy to a night out at the city’s best bars.  RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in MontrealBest cheap eats in MontrealBest sandwiches to eat in Montreal right now

23 best rooftop bars in Montreal right now

23 best rooftop bars in Montreal right now

Montrealers are all about rooftops (especially when they are hidden). The minute the mercury starts to rise, you'll find us daydrinking outside—we earned it after a long winter. Throw a rooftop with a jaw-dropping view into the mix and things go up a notch. From afternoons spent (boozily) basking in the sun, to secret bars perched high above the city, we love them all for a lofty brunch, some of the best cocktails or a trip to one of the best LGBTQ+ bars. What can we say? Rooftops raise the bar. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best bars in MontrealBest speakeasys and hidden bars in MontrealThe ultimate guide to the best nightlife in Montreal

Les meilleurs beignes de Montréal à croquer maintenant

Les meilleurs beignes de Montréal à croquer maintenant

Des anneaux nord-amĂ©ricains et des pĂątisseries gonflĂ©es et entiĂšrement farcies aux variĂ©tĂ©s internationales comme les churros, les bomboloni, les paczkis et plus encore, les meilleurs beignes Ă  MontrĂ©al contiennent une variĂ©tĂ© plus que satisfaisante. Que vous commenciez vos journĂ©es avec le meilleur brunch ou dĂ©jeuner Ă  MontrĂ©al, vous ne pouvez pas vous tromper avec une dĂ©licieuse pĂąte sucrĂ©e et frite. Si la sĂ©lection de Tim Hortons est une tradition canadienne bien ancrĂ©e, les magiciens de la pĂątisserie des meilleures boulangeries de MontrĂ©al n'ont pas eu peur d'ajouter leur touche au plat classique. RECOMMANDÉ : Guide complet des meilleurs restaurants de MontrĂ©al46 meilleurs restos oĂč manger pas cher Ă  MontrĂ©al

Best boozy brunches in Montreal for bottomless mimosas and more

Best boozy brunches in Montreal for bottomless mimosas and more

Get your day drinking and best brunch on in Montreal. That big night from the best bars and best clubs in Montreal needs a (boozy) brunch service worth its weight in endless bellinis and eggs-benny. This list tells you where to find the most excellent hair of the dog, with platefuls of delicious eats to soak up regrets.  RECOMMENDED: Full guide to finding the best brunch in Montreal

49 meilleurs restos oĂč manger pas cher Ă  MontrĂ©al

49 meilleurs restos oĂč manger pas cher Ă  MontrĂ©al

Les MontrĂ©alais entretiennent une histoire d'amour avec le faible coĂ»t de la vie et la qualitĂ© de vie Ă©levĂ©e de leur ville, et les meilleurs restaurants pas chers de MontrĂ©al en sont l'un des meilleurs arguments. Il est merveilleux d'aller dans n'importe quelle partie de l'Ăźle et de trouver de la nourriture qui est Ă  la fois satisfaisante et frugale, des restaurants italiens aux meilleures poutines et bagels de MontrĂ©al. Nous ne pouvons pas promettre que certains d'entre eux ne sont pas populaires, alors profitez des files d'attente dans ces repaires d'Ă©tudiants populaires et ces lĂ©gendes locales, mais il y a quelques joyaux cachĂ©s que nous avons dĂ©cidĂ© de partager. RECOMMANDÉ : Guide complet des meilleurs restaurants de MontrĂ©alLes meilleurs restaurants chinois Ă  MontrĂ©al

Les 37 meilleurs restaurants de brunch à Montréal

Les 37 meilleurs restaurants de brunch à Montréal

De ses cĂ©lĂšbres bagels Ă  ses piles de pancakes Ă  la ricotta et au beurre noisette Ă  l’érable, en passant par la meilleure sauce hollandaise en ville, voici le guide des brunchs incontournables de MontrĂ©al. Que ce soit pour souligner une occasion spĂ©ciale avec des mimosas, commencer le week-end du bon pied ou rĂ©cupĂ©rer aprĂšs une soirĂ©e festive, ce tour d’horizon comprend des perles de quartier, des grands classiques et des dĂ©couvertes sophistiquĂ©es. Vous aimez commencer votre fin de semaine de façon somptueuse? Votre hangover est tout aussi cĂ©lĂšbre que la vie de nuit de MontrĂ©al, peuplĂ©e par sa floppĂ©e de bars? De par la ville, le brunch est une Ă©tape essentielle. L'Ă©ventail de choix est trĂšs large, allant des casse-croĂ»tes et brunchs arrosĂ©s aux classiques et aux innovateurs.  RECOMMANDÉ: Guide complet des meilleurs restaurants de MontrĂ©alLes meilleurs nouveaux restaurants de MontrĂ©alLes 33 meilleurs restaurants du centre-ville de MontrĂ©al

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Liverpool House

Liverpool House

This sibling to the famed Joe Beef restaurant from chefs David McMillan and Fred Morin is a neighbourhood institution known for its bombastic dishes, its oyster bar, and its superbly curated wine lists. Often looked to for last-minute reservations by tourists who couldn't squeeze into Joe Beef's perpetually packed tables, the original restaurant's namesake dishes are just as available here as newer culinary ventures in different directions. Without a doubt, Liverpool House has its own unique character and flair as well, and is just as good a spot for quick drop-ins as it is for drawn-out evenings.    

Toqué!

Toqué!

If you're looking for an indelible restaurant in Montreal for contemporary Quebecois cuisine, chef Normand Laprise's ToquĂ©! is an essential figurehead of the city's dining scene. The chef literally wrote the book on QC gastronomy—ToquĂ©! Creators of a New Quebec Gastronomy, and a James Beard award-winner at that—and his restaurant was one of the first to loudly and proudly fly the banner of farm-to-table food and market-based menus. Since then, Laprise's restaurant has been the training ground for a generation of Montreal's best contemporary chefs. This is the place for Quebecois cuisine par excellence.

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Club Med opens its first-ever all-inclusive Canadian mountain resort north of Montreal (PHOTOS)

Club Med opens its first-ever all-inclusive Canadian mountain resort north of Montreal (PHOTOS)

After months of announcements, Club Med has officially opened the doors on its first-ever Canadian location near the Le Massif mountain in the Charlevoix region, an all-inclusive mountain resort that's 90 minutes from Quebec City and 4 hours from Montreal. While the West Coast of Canada may get most of the attention as a skiing destination, Club Med QuĂ©bec Charlevoix is priming to make the province of Quebec a new wintry attraction: With its sprawl of 302 rooms and an additional 25 suites for 5-star exclusive stays, the location has a gorgeous waterfront view of the Saint-Lawrence River and is conveniently located as the base of a ski hill. Photograph: Annie Fafard Photograph: Annie Fafard Photograph: Annie Fafard Photograph: Annie Fafard Photograph: Annie Fafard Photograph: Annie Fafard For winter getaways Located in the Le Massif de Charlevoix region, part of the UNESCO Canadian network, Club Med's site numbers in at over 300 acres of land that—while an excellent destination for winter getawaways—is designed as an all-season escape. During the winter seasons it's set to shine the most, as ski-in/ski-out slope access is included in stays with classes for adults and children, as well as lots to do for non-skiers like hiking, Nordic walking, snowshoeing, ice-skating, broomball, ice fishing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and a 7.5 kilometre-long sledge run—the longest traditional luge run in Quebec. Photograph: Aurele Lavalle Photograph: Aurele Lavalle Photograph

Les week-ends avec les petits: Découvrez les activités familiales gratuites de Time Out Market

Les week-ends avec les petits: Découvrez les activités familiales gratuites de Time Out Market

On vous encourage souvent Ă  trouver l'amour et sortir pour des soirĂ©es en tĂȘte-Ă -tĂȘte au marchĂ© – aprĂšs tout, notre section bar est rĂ©servĂ©e aux 18 ans et plus et elle est chargĂ©e de cocktails, de biĂšre et de vin – mais les enfants, eux? Ce n'est pas tout le monde qui est Ă  la recherche de l'amour ; justement, certains d'entre vous l'ont dĂ©jĂ  trouvĂ© et ont fondĂ© une famille. On sait qu'il est parfois difficile de trouver des choses Ă  faire avec les enfants Ă  MontrĂ©al, alors on a dĂ©cidĂ© de vous donner une raison de plus pour sortir de chez vous : tous les samedis, vous pourrez dĂ©guster les plats de certains des plus grands chefs et restaurants de la ville, et les enfants profiteront d'activitĂ©s gratuites. Tout a commencĂ© par une Ă©dition spĂ©ciale du week-end de PĂąques avec un gros lapin et ses amis qui ont rencontrĂ© et saluĂ© les enfants, ainsi que de nombreuses animations sur les tables et dans les allĂ©es pour qu'ils puissent en profiter, en plus du maquillage gratuit et des animaux en ballons. Bien sĂ»r, il n'y avait pas de PĂąques sans chocolat : Il y avait un tirage au sort d'Ɠufs de PĂąques, avec des sacs de bonbons disponibles Ă  notre bar Ă  mocktails. Les samedis de midi Ă  15h, le marchĂ© proposera des activitĂ©s gratuites de maquillage Ă  l'aide de deux techniques (maquillage et pinceau Ă  air pour des effets vraiment Ă©tonnants), ainsi que des sculpteurs de ballons qui peuvent rĂ©aliser Ă  peu prĂšs tout ce dont vos enfants peuvent imaginer, ainsi qu'un clown et un magicien. Ça sem

Weekends with the kids: Come check out the free family activities at Time Out Market Montréal

Weekends with the kids: Come check out the free family activities at Time Out Market Montréal

We talk a big game when it comes to finding love and going out on date nights at the market—after all, our bar section is 18+ up and it’s loaded with cocktails, beer, and wine—but what about the kiddies? Not everyone is out looking for love; in fact, some of you have found it and had a family. We know it can be tough to think of things to do with kids in Montreal sometimes, so that’s why we’ve decided to give you one more reason to get out of the house: Every Saturday, you can dine on food from some of the greatest chefs and restaurants in the city, and the kids can get free activities. It all started with a special Easter weekend edition with a big ol’ bunny and his friends meeting and greeting the kids, as well as lots of entertainments running the tables and walkways for them to enjoy, in addition to free face painting and balloon animals. Of course, it wasn't an Easter without some chocolate: There will be an Easter egg giveaway, with candy bags available at our mocktail bar. Now, during the day on Saturdays from noon to 3pm, the market will offer free face painting using two techniques (makeup and an air brush for some really stunning effects), as well as regular balloon sculptors who can make just about anything your kids can dream up, as well as a clown and a magician. Sounds pretty fun, right? And you can expect more themed events whenever there’s a holiday coming up! Weekends with the kids happen at Time Out Market MontrĂ©al on Saturdays from noon to 3 pm, all activit

Le nouveau menu brunch du Time Out Market Montréal est le plus varié (et le plus arrosé) de la ville

Le nouveau menu brunch du Time Out Market Montréal est le plus varié (et le plus arrosé) de la ville

Si vous ĂȘtes comme nous, vous avez probablement hĂąte de retourner aux tables des restaurants de MontrĂ©al, et de reprendre les repas des plus grands chefs de la ville Ă  toute heure du jour. Le fait est que, mĂȘme si nous serions heureux de manger une assiette de deux Ɠufs pour le dĂ©jeuner, nous savons que le brunch peut ĂȘtre bien plus que cela. Et au Time Out Market MontrĂ©al ? C'est dix fois ce que vous pensez que le brunch peut ĂȘtre : À partir de ce samedi et dimanche (19 et 20 fĂ©vrier), de l'ouverture jusqu'Ă  15 h, tous les restaurants du marchĂ© prĂ©pareront un plat spĂ©cial qui fera exploser votre week-end. Le brunch du Time Out Market MontrĂ©al Ă©tait dĂ©jĂ  excellent grĂące au brunch toute la journĂ©e du PassĂ© ComposĂ©, mais il devient encore meilleur : Pizzas et poutines pour le brunch ? Des plats de brunch moyen-orientaux, indiens et japonais ? Vous pouvez vous inscrire pour tout cela, mais la meilleure façon de vivre l'expĂ©rience sera de venir Ă  plusieurs et de goĂ»ter une plus grande sĂ©lection de plats ensemble, tout en buvant quelques-uns des pichets de cocktails spĂ©ciaux qui ont Ă©tĂ© crĂ©Ă©s pour l'occasion (voir ci-dessous le menu) : Qu'y a-t-il au menu ? Paul Toussaint — Sandwiche jerk, mesclun, oeuf frit, frite de plantain, mayo jerk Le Red Tiger — Poulet aigre-doux Moleskine — Pizza dĂ©jeuner: Sauce Mornay, tomates, bacon, champignons, fior di latte, cheddar, oeuf, laitue Mezzmiz — Foul aux oeufs : Des fĂšves libanaises avec des Ɠufs Ă©picĂ©s au zaatar et au sumac Il Miglio — Spa

Time Out Market Montreal has a new, huge weekend boozy brunch menu and every eatery has a dish

Time Out Market Montreal has a new, huge weekend boozy brunch menu and every eatery has a dish

If you're like us, you've probably been eager to get back to the tables of Montreal's restaurants, and to once again meals from the city's most amazing chefs at all hours of the day. The thing is, while we would be happy just to eat a two-egg plate for breakfast, we know that brunch can be so much more than that. And at Time Out Market MontrĂ©al? It's ten times what you think brunch can be: Starting this Saturday and Sunday (February 19 and 20) from opening until 3 p.m. onward, every single eatery at the Market is going to be making a special dish to blow your weekend out of the water. Breakfast pizzas and brunch poutines? Middle Eastern, Indian and Japanese brunch dishes? You can sign yourself up for all of it, but the best way to experience it will be bring a bunch of people and try a larger selection of dishes together, all while knocking back some of the special cocktail pitchers that have been crafted for the occasion (see below the menu): What's on the menu? Paul Toussaint — Jerk sandwich, mesclun, fried egg, plantain fries Le Red Tiger — Sweet and Sour chicken Moleskine — Breakfast pizza: Mornay sauce, tomatoes, bacon, mushrooms, fior di latte, cheddar, egg, lettuce Mezzmiz — Foul with Eggs: Lebanese fava beans with zaatar and sumac spiced eggs Il Miglio — Spaghetti carbonara: panchetta, pecorino, parmasan, eggs, black pepper Marusan — Nikujaga Teishoku: A bowl of steamed rice, miso soup, ganmo tofu patte, onsen porched egg with dashi, Japnaese beef and potato stew Amer

Tiens, voilà le printemps ! Un spectacle de drag brunch familial gratuit au Time Out Market Montréal

Tiens, voilà le printemps ! Un spectacle de drag brunch familial gratuit au Time Out Market Montréal

Fini la grisaille, un arc-en-ciel prend d’assaut le Time Out Market MontrĂ©al le 10 avril avec les performances de Drag Brunch MTL ! Venez  profiter de la toute nouvelle offre brunch du marchĂ©, mettant en vedette l'ensemble des restaurateurs et en primeurs le comptoir barbecue, de cuisine libanaise et bien plus encore ! Qu'est-ce que c'est ? Ce sera un Ă©vĂ©nement gratuit pour toute la famille ; premiers arrivĂ©s, premiers servis. S'ils le souhaitent, ils pourront mĂȘme revĂȘtir leur plus beau look pastel printanier afin d’avoir la chance de gagner un des magnifiques prix qui seront offerts par Time Out Market MontrĂ©al. Qui sera lĂ  ? Le spectacle sera animĂ© simultanĂ©ment en anglais et en français par Barbada de Barbade. Ses styles disco, pop et danse, en plus de son humour et des classiques des annĂ©es 90, ont fait d'elle une figure incontournable de la scĂšne du drag de la ville. Cette annĂ©e, Barbada a Ă©tĂ© la toute premiĂšre drag queen du QuĂ©bec Ă  animer une Ă©mission pour enfants portant son nom, dont dix Ă©pisodes ont Ă©tĂ© diffusĂ©s sur Tou.Tv. Que ce soit dans les bars, les mariages ou les grands festivals extĂ©rieurs, ses spectacles hilarants sont garantis de vous divertir!. Barbada participe et anime des spectacles de drag depuis 2005 Ă  travers le QuĂ©bec (MontrĂ©al, QuĂ©bec, Sherbrooke, et au-delĂ ) et le Canada (Toronto, Halifax). En 2017, elle a participĂ© Ă  la sĂ©rie documentaire « Ils de jour, Elles de nuit » sur ArTV, puis elle a fait de nombreuses apparitions Ă  la radio et Ă  la tĂ©lĂ©

Time for a Spring Fling: A free family-friendly drag brunch is coming to Time Out Market Montréal

Time for a Spring Fling: A free family-friendly drag brunch is coming to Time Out Market Montréal

Following the smashing success of their Halloween show in 2021, Drag Brunch MTL is bringing a fresh new show at Time Out Market MontrĂ©al on April 10. Now that the market has added on a whole new brunch offering with dishes from every eatery—yes, even the new BBQ, Lebanese, and fine dining options that have recently arrived—we thought it was time for a spring fling! What is it? It’s going to be a free and family-friendly event for everyone to come out and enjoy! Seating is first come, first served at this event that will put a spring in your step: All guests need to do is grab a seat and enjoy the show - the best glamorous springtime looks will be rewarded with some lovely prizes from Time Out Market MontrĂ©al. Who's performing? The show will be Hosted by Barbada de Barbade in English and French, a performer whose disco, pop and dance styles, plus humor and 90's classics, has made her a huge fixture in the city’s drag scene. This year, Barbada was the very first drag queen in Quebec to host a children's show named after her, with ten episodes airing on Tou.Tv. Whether it's in bars, weddings or large outdoor festivals, her sought-after entertainment is sure to make you laugh! Barbada has been participating in and hosting drag shows since 2005 across Quebec (Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, and beyond) and Canada (Toronto, Halifax). In 2017, she participated in the documentary series "Ils de jour, Elles de nuit" on ArTV, has appeared in numerous other radio and TV appearances,

Montréal peut maintenant déguster le nouveau menu Time Out Market du chef Chanthy Yen

Montréal peut maintenant déguster le nouveau menu Time Out Market du chef Chanthy Yen

C'est aujourd'hui que ça se passe : AnnoncĂ© au dĂ©but du mois, les habitants de MontrĂ©al et les visiteurs peuvent dĂ©sormais dĂ©guster au marchĂ© un tout nouveau menu du chef Chanthy Yen. Il propose un menu pancanadien qui s'inspire de ses voyages Ă  travers le pays et de ses souvenirs personnels de l'Ă©poque oĂč sa famille s'est familiarisĂ©e avec la nourriture canadienne en la rĂ©inventant. Dans ce nouveau concept, Yen sert des classiques que les clients trouveront Ă  la fois familiers et innovants. À l'instar de l'avant-dernier arrivĂ© au Time Out Market MontrĂ©al, Mezzmiz, qui a apportĂ© un style Beyrouth cosmopolite aux classiques libanais, Yen's a expliquĂ© sa cuisine comme des plats que l'on pourrait trouver dans un casino : Il y a le classique steak-frites et le cocktail de crevettes, mais d'autres "classiques" vont dans des directions diffĂ©rentes comme les moules et les frites avec une sauce crĂ©meuse au vin blanc et Ă  la noix de coco, les bourgots au beurre avec un aĂŻoli Ă  la nori, ou le flan au lait concentrĂ© et au caramel au cafĂ© vietnamien. Photograph: JP Karwacki / Time Out Nous avons qualifiĂ© Yen d'Ă©toile montante dans les cuisines canadiennes - certains peuvent penser que ce terme est rĂ©servĂ© aux jeunes qui veulent faire leurs preuves, mais Yen contribue Ă  le redĂ©finir : AprĂšs avoir terminĂ© ses Ă©tudes culinaires Ă  la Northwest Culinary Academy de Vancouver, Yen a travaillĂ© avec certains des chefs les plus connus du Canada, notamment Ned Bell du Yew Restaurant et Jefferson

Montreal can now dine on the new Time Out Market menu from chef Chanthy Yen

Montreal can now dine on the new Time Out Market menu from chef Chanthy Yen

Today’s the day: Announced earlier this month, locals and visitors to Montreal alike can now dine on a whole new menu at the market from chef Chanthy Yen. Serving a pan-Canadian menu that pulls from his travels across the country and from personal memories of when his family acquainted themselves with food served in Canada through “scrappy and creative” reinventions, Yen is serving classics that diners will find both familiar and innovative. Much like Time Out Market MontrĂ©al’s second latest arrival of Mezzmiz which brought a cosmopolitan Beirut style to Lebanese classics, Yen’s previously explained his food as dishes one might find at a casino: While there’s a classic steak-frites or shrimp cocktail, other ‘classics’ get spun in different directions like mussels and fries with a coconut white wine cream sauce, buttery whelks with a nori aioli, or flan with condensed milk and Vietnamese coffee caramel.  Photograph: JP Karwacki / Time Out We’ve called Yen a rising star in Canada’s kitchens—some may think that’s a term reserved for young guns eager to prove themselves, but Yen helps to redefine it: After completing his culinary studies at the Northwest Culinary Academy in Vancouver, Yen worked with some of Canada's best-known chefs, including Ned Bell from Yew Restaurant and Jefferson Alvarez of Secret Location (both in Vancouver). After working in these Canadian kitchens, Yen expanded his repertoire by moving to San Sebastian in Spain to work at one of the world's consistent

Le chef personnel de Trudeau, Chanthy Yen, ouvre son nouveau concept au Time Out Market Montréal

Le chef personnel de Trudeau, Chanthy Yen, ouvre son nouveau concept au Time Out Market Montréal

Le chef Chanthy Yen est en mouvement. Lorsque nous l'avons contactĂ© au tĂ©lĂ©phone un weekend, il Ă©tait Ă  Vancouver pour faire le point sur son restaurant Nightshade, le plus grand restaurant vĂ©gĂ©tarien de la ville Ă  ce jour. Quelques jours auparavant, il Ă©tait Ă  Ottawa dans les cuisines du premier ministre Justin Trudeau en tant que chef personnel. On le voit passer si souvent dans les aĂ©roports que les prĂ©posĂ©s commencent Ă  le reconnaĂźtre. « Ils me demandent si je travaille ici », dit-il en riant. « Chaque fois que je vais au resto pour une bouchĂ©e avant mon vol, ils savent dĂ©jĂ  ce que je vais commander ». Non seulement Yen est en mouvement, mais son influence prend de l'ampleur: seulement quelques mois avant l’ouverture du Nightshade et son sĂ©jour auprĂšs du PM, Yen Ă©tait Ă  l'origine du Tiramisu, un resto italo-japonais dans le quartier chinois de MontrĂ©al, et ce n'est que l'annĂ©e prĂ©cĂ©dente que son pop-up du Vieux-Port aux saveurs cambodgiennes nous a Ă©poustouflĂ© Ă  l'Ă©tĂ© 2020 et que son projet de vie de cuisiner pour le roi du Cambodge a commencĂ©. Et maintenant ? Il se prĂ©pare Ă  sĂ©duire le Time Out Market MontrĂ©al avec son propre concept signature et un menu prĂ©sentant les saveurs du pays d'un ocĂ©an Ă  l'autre, qui ouvrira le 29 mars. Photograph: JP Karwacki / Time Out « Ça fait du bien. C'Ă©tait sur ma liste d'accomplissements pour MontrĂ©al, et c'est agrĂ©able de voir enfin que les gens sont prĂȘts Ă  me soutenir lĂ -dessus », dit Yen Ă  propos de l'ouverture annoncĂ©e. « Il y a

Justin Trudeau's personal chef Chanthy Yen is opening a new kitchen at Time Out Market Montréal

Justin Trudeau's personal chef Chanthy Yen is opening a new kitchen at Time Out Market Montréal

Chef Chanthy Yen is on the move. When we caught up with him over the phone on a weekend, he was in Vancouver to check in on his restaurant Nightshade, the largest plant-based restaurant in the city to date; a few days prior, he was in Ottawa cooking for prime minister Justin Trudeau as his personal chef. He's passing through airports so often that attendants are starting to recognize him. "They're asking me if I work there," he says with a laugh. "Every time I go to a restaurant for a pre-flight meal, they just drop off the dishes." Yen is not only on the move, he's gaining momentum: Only months before Nightshade and making meals for JT, he was the one behind the Italo-Japanese stylings of Tiramisu in Montreal's Chinatown, and it was only the year prior when his Cambodian pop-up in Old Montreal stole the show in the summer of 2020 and his lifelong quest to cook for the Cambodian king began. Now? He's set his sights on Time Out Market MontrĂ©al with his own signature chef concept with a coast-to-coast-to-coast menu, opening on March 29. Photograph: JP Karwacki / Time Out “It feels good. It was on my list of accomplishments for Montreal, and it’s nice to finally see that people are willing to support me on that," Yen says about the announced opening. "There are people rooting for me, and it’s so nice to have that. Every time I leave a city I always want to leave a bit of a legacy there, and regardless of how intricate that legacy is, it takes a lot of work to get there, it tak

Chef Christian Ventura organise un souper spĂ©cial au Time Out Market MontrĂ©al, et vous ĂȘtes invitĂ©s

Chef Christian Ventura organise un souper spĂ©cial au Time Out Market MontrĂ©al, et vous ĂȘtes invitĂ©s

AprÚs une soirée à guichets fermés avec Paul Toussaint, le Time Out Market Montréal reprend sa série Parole de Chef avec le chef Christian Ventura de Casa Kaizen pour une soirée seulement le 29 mars. Au cours d'une dégustation de trois plats accompagnés de boissons, le chef discutera de sa carriÚre et de l'impact considérable de la cuisine végétale sur la scÚne gastronomique montréalaise : AprÚs un cocktail et une conversation avec Ariane Parent, un membre éminent de la communauté végétalienne, le chef Ventura servira trois plats méticuleux qui témoignent de sa maßtrise de la cuisine végétalienne, de ses racines mexicaines à son travail dans des restaurants de sushis qui a mené à la création du populaire restaurant Sushi Momo. Souper et écouter l'histoire du chef Connu pour son impact sur la cuisine végétalienne à Montréal, le chef Ventura s'est fait connaßtre par sa détermination, sa curiosité et son éducation autodidacte - ce qui n'est pas peu dire quand on sait qu'il est végétalien depuis seulement dix ans. Tout a commencé par un choix qu'il a fait à la suite de sa pratique du yoga. "Vers 2012, je me suis inscrit à un cours de yoga avec Bram Levinson dans son studio de yoga du Vieux-Port. Ce fut une révélation pour moi," a déclaré le chef au Time Out en 2020. "J'ai tellement aimé pratiquer le yoga que je suis pratiquement devenu accro. Je pratiquais 7 fois par semaine [...] Je suis allé à de multiples retraites de yoga à Bali, en Inde, à New York, en GrÚce et en Thaïlande.