Pointe-à-Callière's Cultural Feast

From May 25th to May 26th 2013
Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm

This free outdoor event, which this year will take place in Place D'Youville, in the area around the Museum, features presentations, activities, food kiosks, talks and demonstrations by food enthusiasts, and much more. A wonderful celebration of the beauty of Montréal’s cultural diversity!

A lively chefs’ tent
This year, a large tent will be put up on Place Royale under which talks and demonstrations on tea and traditional British dishes will take place. Visitors will be able to attend presentations on fish & chips by Jean-François Leduc of Brit & Chips Restaurant, on the various ways to serve tea by Han Le of Salon de thé Oasis, and on whiskey by Toby Lyle of the Burgundy Lion Pub, among others. The public will also be able to see how tea is served in Japan, China, and India, and learn about various tea-based recipes.

Complete programing of the chefs' tent

Food trucks join the festivities
A huge trend if there ever was one, street food will also be available at the Cultural Feast. Food trucks will demonstrate their great creativity, offering up original, high-quality fast foods this year. In addition to the Grumman 78 truck—a Cultural Feast regular—, the following trucks will also be on site: Le Smoking BBQ, Route 27, Le Super Truck, Lucille’s, Traiteur Guru, and Smooth Fruit.

Specialities to sample
Throughout the site, visitors will be able to taste culinary specialities from around the world, including desserts, sweets, and other treats: churros, waffles, tacos, duck, and sushi, along with British, Indian, Bavarian, Korean, African, Thai, and West Indian specialities.

Children’s activities and other performances

Children are a top priority at A Cultural Feast: they can get their faces painted, take part in pottery workshops and an obstacle course, and give the “teacup game” a try. Throughout the weekend, musicians will also stroll the site, further livening up the event. These include a vocal quartet singing Beatles, yéyé, and 60s-era songs, as well as a percussion group. There will also be a piano on site, and visitors will be able to listen to short performances presented every hour starting at 1 pm.

Montreal Museum Day
Also, as part of Montréal Museums Day, taking place on Sunday May 26, Pointe-à-Callière is offering free admission to its permanent exhibitions. It's a also a great opportunity to visit for free the new temporary exhibition The Tea Roads. It will also be possible to visit the exhibit The Beatles in Montreal, presented in the Mariners' House at the same price of a ticket for one of the two shows The Beatles gave on September 8, 1964: $4.50. In addition, visitors in the exhibition room for The Beatles in Montréal between 1 and 4 p.m. will have a chance to meet singer-songwriter Gilles Valiquette, an avid collector and the main adviser on this exhibition.

The Archaeological Field School opens its doors to the public
Take advantage of your visit to take a peak at the Pointe-à-Callière's Archaeological Field School, opening its door to the public. This is a unique opportunity to meet archaeologists and students from the Université de Montréal who will present the findings of their research at the birthplace of Montréal. They’ll tell you about the astonishing discoveries made when unearthing the remains of Fort Ville-Marie. To take part in the activity, please present yourself at the information kiosque of Pointe-à-Callière's Cultural Feast.

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