Canada, GLOBAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE Inc
Gastronomy - Gourmet
Group Program in Montreal
9:30 am Group departs hotel for day-time activities.
Montreal Golden Square Mile Tour
From the mid 19th to the mid 20th century, one square mile of Montréal’s downtown hosted over 70% of the country’s wealthiest, most powerful and influential of families. This square mile continues to be referred to as “golden” because Barons of Industries, former Prime Ministers of Canada and founders of internationally renowned universities, hotels and hospitals among many others called it home. Despite being the second most populated French-speaking city in the world and regardless of being the largest Catholic city North of Mexico City to this day, our Golden Square Mile was virtually entirely Anglo-Protestant. Come and discover which King or Queen of The British Empire knighted whom within our Golden Square Mile. Who among
them had the most enviable art collection and what became of it? Which family owned the thoroughbred colt that won the first American Triple Crown and then squandered their fortune away? Let’s unearth the stories behind the land, the architects, the mansions, the families who owned them and their personal, financial and business successes and failures
2:00 pm Montreal Ethnic Neighborhood Wine Tasting
Highlighting Montréal's history, cultural heritage, and cosmopolitan European flavor, this tour will focus on the culinary contributions of Montréal’s multi-cultural mosaic. From “Little Italy” to Chinatown and including our Greek, Portuguese and Jewish neighborhoods, you’ll explore the contributions of different ethnic groups to the gastronomy and culture of Montréal. Ethnic specialties will be highlighted through stops and tastings at artisan bakeries and cheese shops, Italian grocers, St-Viateur Bagel Bakery for bagels fresh from the wood-burning oven, a glass of Montréal’s famous hot chocolate, Chinese delicacies in Chinatown, a visit of the Jean-Talon Public Market, established in 1934 and a wine tasting with professional Sommelier at Restaurant Le Local. As you travel through the city, you’ll also view Montréal's vibrant, multi-faceted downtown; St. Lawrence Blvd., first home and cross-roads of Montreal's ethnic communities, the Latin Quarter and other colorful neighborhoods.