Travel Deal for September 8-9, 2012
Hotel Le St-James is offering a chance to go on a culinary adventure!
Until December 23, 2012, you can take advantage of a six-course tasting menu for two, prepared by award-winning chef Michele Mercuri and served at XO Le Restaurant.
The Culinary Discovery Package displays all the charms of a destination of choice for Montrealers, tourists and business travellers alike.
This opportunity is valid from Tuesday to Saturday only and begins at $725 a night for a Junior Suite, and is subject to availability.
- One night in one of the above room or suites
- Six-course tasting menu for two created by chef Michele Mercuri of XO Le Restaurant
- American breakfast for two people served at XO Le Restaurant or through in-room dining
- Late check-out at 2 pm
- Valet service
Vacay.ca Recommends Montreal Vacations for Culinary Travellers
XO Le Restaurant is far from the only Montreal eatery you will want to try when you’re in Quebec’s largest city. Along with Joe Beef, which ranked No. 3 in the 2012 Vacay.ca Top 50 Restaurants in Canada list, you’ll have the chance to sample such unique establishments as Au Pied de Cochon and Schwartz’s Deli. Another rising star in Montreal’s culinary scene is the two-year-old Les 400 Coups, which Vacay.ca Managing Editor Adrian Brijbassi visited earlier this year. The restaurant ranked No. 6 on the Vacay.ca list.
In his article “Montreal’s Les 400 Coups aims for No. 1” Brijbassi reports that GQ’s Alan Richman named Les 400 Coups the best restaurant in Canada.
Writes Brijbassi: “Chef Marc-André Jetté wasn’t even in high school when dishwashing got him into the industry. He laughs and says the dream has become a reality of arduous effort. During his short career, Jetté has had a stage in France, been a chef at only 25, headed the kitchen at popular Laloux in Montreal’s trendy Mile End area, and immersed himself in his craft so fully that you quickly forget you are speaking to someone so young. When you talk to him, you know he’s got it, meaning that indefatigable will to get the most out of a product or recipe.”