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22nd May 2014

Montreal’s Mondial de la bière 2014: Focus on fine cuisine!

(Montreal, May 20th, 2014) — For its 21st edition, Montreal’s Mondial de la bière, America’s most important international beer festival, will be reuniting the talents ofGambrinusking of beer, and Apiciuscooking genius! Working side by side, these two accomplices and their guests, either chefs or brewers invite you to discover the best of beer gastronomy! Whether it is cooking with beer or beer and food pairings, the only limit is the imagination! From June 11 to 15, Montreal will become “Beer and Brewing Gastronomy Central”!

For a second year, the Mondial de la bière will partner with Montreal’s most audacious restaurants to present Sorties Flaveurs. These restaurants’ chefs have agreed to participate by creating meals cooked with beer and put them on the restaurant’s menu throughout the week of the festival (June 11 to 15). For the first edition, many interesting dishes were offered to epicurians, such as the famous croquettes de pintade au caramel de Griffon Rousse and sa mayo au homard, from chef Mathieu Cloutier.
List of the 2014 edition participating restaurants: lAssommoir Notre-Dame, la Brasserie TKitchen Galerie PoissonOsco Brasserie Restaurant (InterContinental),Renard Artisan Bistro (new), Le Renoir (new), Toqué!Vargas Steakhouse & Sushi Vices & Versa – Bistro du terroir (nouveau). Interested patrons can already make their reservations at these establishments!
FLAVEURS BIÈRES ET CAPRICES gastronomical evening
Gastronomical event at the Mondial de la bière, the Flaveurs Bières et Caprices evening promises a unique tasting experience where beer and food pairings are designed by experts! Created by chef Matthieu Saunier, dishes such as a feuilleté au fromage Appalaches, Portobello grillé et poire confite au caramel de bière are on the menu, accompanied by a Noi Avena, a Brazilian beer with notes of honey and orange, presented at the Mondial for the first time. There will also be a fig, beer and star anise soup served with an Aventinus Eisbock, a German beer crowned numerous times throughout the world which offers notes of plum, clove, dry figs and chocolate.
This cocktail will take place on Thursday, June 12 at 6 pm at l’InterContinental. Tickets are currently on sale at our online boutique at the cost of $105 plus tax.

A hot spot to treat yourself, discover cooking tricks and watch great chefs at work, the IGA Cooking with Beer Area of the Mondial de la bière will dazzle you! Under the supervision of chef Paul-André Moreau, several famous chefs will participate in the workshops by creating dishes cooked with beer before your eyes! Attendees will discover various ways to integrate beer into their meals and how to take advantage of the many possibilities it offers! Furthermore, workshops presented by Philippe Wouters, speaker and beer expert, will take place at this area, namely, Beer and Cheese, Beer and Fudge etc.
The Mondial de la biere festival will take place from June 11 to 15, 2014 at Palais des Congrès de Montréal and at the Esplanade, our exterior terrace.
The Mondial de la biere was founded in Montreal in 1994. A unique and friendly tasting event, it is viewd as an entry to the brewing industry of Quebec and other places. In addition to the professional side enriched by the MBeer conference, the MBeer school of beerology and the MBeer Greg Noonan contest, the festival also offers beer education to attendees. With the support of her team, Jeannine Marois, cofounder and president, has turned this event into the most important international beer festival in America et its reputation goes beyond the country’s frontiers.  Following this success, there are now two other similar events on the international scene: theMONDIAL DE LA BIÈRE  EUROPE, whose fifth edition will take place from September 11 to 14, 2014 in Mulhouse (France) and the MONDIAL DE LA BIÈRE AMÉRIQUE DU SUD, with a second edition scheduled from November 20 to 23, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The three events’ mission is to reinstate beer’s noble status by offering visitors from near and far a chance to taste a selection of quality beers while promoting awareness of responsible consumption.
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