Heading into autumn, Montreal’s fall social calendar has already started amping up. From openings to anniversaries and everything in between, here’s what we saw last week.
Le Gras Dur
A few years ago food trucks rolled back onto Montreal’s restaurant scene and since that moment some of the these trucks have stood out from the rest. Starting with Das Food Truck and several other similar projects, the group eventually took up roots with their first traditional restaurant, le Gras Dur. We recently attended the one year anniversary of the restaurant where we sampled some of the delicious food they’ve been serving to their loyal customer base. Burgers with Nutella and bacon, poutine, tartare and German cucumber salad are just a few of the wonderful choices they offer. Wine and bubbly were served and cocktails were blended with 1642 cola and tonic. The house was packed and the team was as effervescent as ever.
Ogilvy is one of Canada’s most prestigious department stores. For over 150 years they have been serving the very best in fashion and covet-worthy objects for the home. As they celebrate their milestone 150th anniversary, several events have begun rolling out, including last weeks star-studded fashion show on the store’s 5th floor. The fashion show, in support of Montreal’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, officially launched the 150th anniversary celebrations and was preceded by a fabulous cocktail dinatoire (see more here). Celebrities and socialites from across Montreal’s multifaceted and multilingual spectrum walked the runway in some of Ogilvy’s exclusive collections. (Image credit: JF Galipeau for the Huffington Post)
Équipe Montreal 24th annual Gala
The LGBT community gathered at Bain Mathieu late in September to celebrate the sporting achievements of the previous year. The gala, consisting of cocktails, dancing and an awards ceremony, brought together participants from several LGBT sports teams, volunteers and special guests, including Monica Bastien, the ex-honorary president of the ATQ (Aide au Trans du Québec). The 24th annual event underlined and promoted the importance of visibility for the LGBT community, well being related to sports and the fight against homophobia. A great night out to celebrate good cause.