Back for another year, this time bigger than ever, Montreal’s Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (CNF) Culinary X’ploration Series runs from September 17 to October 25, 2015. Prepare your taste buds for something they’ve never tasted before! The Culinary X’ploration is a five-week event that collaborates with restaurants in Montreal to bring you odd but delicious pairings of champagne and food.
Champagne is no longer for toasting and desserts! CNF wants to bring a champagne experience to Montrealers that proves that it is just as good as beer or wine during dinner. With a great success in its first year, The Culinary X’ploration is an event you don’t want to miss.
During these five weeks, participating Montreal restaurants will feature a fixed menu that includes a signature dish paired with a glass of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte. Some of the restaurants participating in the event include: Lauréa, Notkins, La Champagnerie, Juni, Maison Publique, Chez Boss & Fils, Les Trois Petits Bouchons, Shinji, and Rosewood.
So what can you expect from the pairings? The series of champagnes each have a fruity taste of pear, honeysuckle, and sweet citrus, so each dish will compliment these flavors. Here’s a little teaser: expect dishes like bonbon salmon, tuna Carpaccio, and parsnip amuse-bouche on the menu. Are you hungry yet?
To add on to all the deliciousness, there will be a contest going on throughout the event. All those guilty of taking a picture of their meals and posting them on social media do not need to fear any judgment this time around! The series encourages you to photograph your meals and share the photos on social media using the hashtag #XploreNicolasFeuillatte. Publishing a photo on Twitter or Instagram will automatically enter you into a contest for a chance to win a $1,000 culinary experience at a participating restaurant of your choice.
Visit the Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (CNF) Culinary X’ploration Series website for a full list of the proposed pairings, prices, and participating restaurants.
Photos by Fabian Encarnacion