Grill Saint-laurent – The Société de développement du boulevard Saint-Laurent is sponsoring the 4th edition of its Grill Saint Laurent on June 13-14th. The popular culinary event is an integral part of the SDBSL’s street fair an annual shopping and schmoozing rite which kicks off summer in the Plateau Mont-Royal. The SDBSL which has more than 250 members is already busy installing terrasses along the commercial strip. Eleven different restaurants on Boulevard St. Laurent will be competing in the cook-off. Three judges will be making impromptu appearances and are tasked with sampling the culinary offerings on hand and choosing the tastiest plate. At the end of the event, the winner will be announced. The prize is $1000 for the best fare on the Main so you can bet your bottom dollar that the chefs and sous chefs who will be on site for the occasion are all sharpening their knives and selecting their seasonings in preparation for this culinary competition.
”This is a family-friendly event,” says Tasha Morizio the executive director of the SDBSL. ”It’s for foodies. There will be sun,” she says definitively, adding,” There will be DJ’s, picnic tables set up, a bar on site – everyone can hang out.” Such is the optimism that accompanies the onset of summertime that everyone does indeed hope for sun and warmth and a chance to kick back and throw off the winter blahs. Those who wish to chow down at any of the participating restos can purchase a ticket for $6 or 4 tickets for $20. This year Grill Saint Laurent is partnering with godo a food delivery service similar to foodora. Anyone who can show proof that they have downloaded the godo app will get a ticket for a free meal at the event. Sounds good?
As in previous years, Grill Saint Laurent will set up in the parking lot next to the Station 16 Art Gallery on St. Laurent Boulevard in the zone closed off for block parties of the MURAL Art Festival which will be taking place from June 7-17th. The SDBSL co-sponsors the public art festival featuring the creation of fantastic murals and other art installations on and around The Boulevard. MURAL Fest is a huge draw bringing throngs of visitors to the area each year. The SDBSL’s Main Bucket List includes the. St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival an alternative theatre, dance, and music festival now in its 28th year which runs concurrently with the MURAL Festival. Saint Laurent Boulevard can expect to benefit from the traffic generated by the Montreal Grand Prix as well. While the actual race will be taking place on Sunday, June 10th at the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit at Parc-Jean Drapeau the whole city is expected to come alive once the jet set arrives in town and local denizens get set to party.
Stay tuned as the action heats up on Boulevard St. Laurent #LaMain is stirring 24/7.