MONTREAL — Tourism Montreal has unveiled its 100% Montreal Gourmet Food Box filled with products all prepared on the island. Designed to promote and facilitate access to Montreal’s fine foodstuffs, this initiative will directly benefit local artisans, producers and processors as well as highlight Montreal as a gastronomic destination.
Ideal for leisure and business travellers alike, this gourmet box will be available for purchase at a dozen hotels, including Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal and the Auberge du Vieux-Port. Furthermore, it will also be available to companies or organizations looking for a unique corporate gift.
Le Panier Québécois in Montréal’s Jean-Talon Market will handle the logistics of making and delivering the boxes. This company, considered a sustainable consumption alternative, promises an eco-responsible delivery system.
The box will include six products, for a total value of $75.
- Montreal Mushroom Poutine Sauce – Les 400 Pieds de Champignon
- Jaguar Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread – Allo Simonne
- Morropon 70% – Qantu Cacao et chocolat
- Apple Pie – Les Rescapés
- Fumisterie – La Pimenterie
- BBQ Spice with Organic Maple Sugar – La Pincée
“Montreal is fortunate to be home to many talented local producers, restaurateurs and artisans who uphold Montreal’s reputation as a global gastronomic destination. Thanks to the 100% Montreal Gourmet Food Box, everyone who passes through our city will not only have a chance to sample our delicious flavours, but to take them home. The City of Montreal salutes this initiative by the Office montréalais de la gastronomie, which allows us to showcase our extraordinary local products while encouraging responsible consumption,” says Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante.
“Montreal’s gastronomy is creative and delicious. Many of the products in this box have won international accolades and are exemplary representatives of our city, which has everything it takes to be named the gastronomic capital of North America. You’ll find incredible alternatives to your imported foods in this box,” says Yves Lalumière, president and CEO of Tourism Montreal.