[Montréal Fête la Bavière] Bier meine Freunde

montreal fete la baviere marche bonsecours montreal food blog 22As the leaves turned yellow, the Bavarian mission to Quebec, in partnership with Univins, put together a little event to share some Oktoberfest spirit. Taking over the Bonsecours market for a weekend, they gathered eighty quintessentially Bavarian products to the joy of Montreal’s beer aficionados.

After a quick check-in at the media stand, P and I bought our tasting coupons and were ready to roll.

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montreal fete la baviere marche bonsecours montreal food blog 9Quickly finding our way to the cheese table, we dove into a delightful sea of soft cheeses. Did you say this was a tasting? Oh sorry m’dam, you’re right, I should probably leave some of that delicious mushroom Brie cheese for others…

montreal fete la baviere marche bonsecours montreal food blog 19 montreal fete la baviere marche bonsecours montreal food blog 20And so we continued our explorations through the different beer stands; brown and blond ones for me; dark ones for P.

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