Martinique Gourmande celebrates flavours from the Island of Flowers

The Martinique Gourmande Culinary and Solidarity Festival, an initiative of the Comité Martiniquais du tourisme au Canada, returns for its 16th edition. It’s THE gastronomic event of the fall season!

“Martinique’s gastronomy is a worldly cuisine, the product of a multitude of influences. That’s why, once again this year, Martinique Gourmande is expanding outside of Montréal. Our generous and talented chefs from both Martinique and Québec will tease the senses and make flavours come alive through their four-handed collaborations. A flavourful dialogue between Martinique and Québec, between traditional recipes and culinary innovations,” explains Bénédicte Di Géronimo, President of the Comité Martiniquais du Tourisme.

Caribbean-style menus in several Quebec restaurants
From September 12-24, some 30 restaurants throughout Quebec will be spreading the sunshine of Martinique with a menu or a cocktail in honour of the island of flowers. To see the full list of participating restaurants visit:

Colours and flavours at Montréal’s Creole Market!
On September 16 and 17, the irresistible charm and festive spirit of the Caribbean will be on display at Martinique Gourmande’s Creole Market at Pavillon d’Iberville on the Grand Quay of the Port of Montréal. Admission is free, and there will be entertainment for all. The event will feature tastings of signature specialties cooked up by four renowned Martinique chefs, a mixology competition, a fruit carving demonstration, a dominoes tournament, “C’est moi le chef” workshops for children, zouk lessons, initiation to bèlè and biguine, a Martinique carnival-themed closing party and many more surprises!

The four guest chefs from Martinique:
Clémence Bruère Dawson, OKO, conscious cuisine “from garden to plate”
Luidji Couteperoumal, Chef, La Suite Villa
Harold Jeanville, Chef, Carte Blanche restaurant
Yadji Zami, founder of the Galanga Fish Bar restaurant

For more Martinique Gourmande information visit:

To learn more about vacationing on Martinique read Marvelous Martinique and Martinique Packs Quite a Punch – a ‘Ti Punch.

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