As 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.
Quickly 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…
Entry to Montréal fête la Bavière was $15 and didn’t include tastings. Drinks were rather pricey at $4-6 for 6 oz. At least all profits went to la Fondation du Dr. Julien, so you could justify emptying out your wallet for a good cause ;).We eventually made it to the liquor section, where I may have met the (new. temporary) love of my life: Tiffin, the tea liquor. INCREDIBLE! Intensively aromatic with its punches of bergamot and fresh spices, Tiffin is the afternoon tea we’ve all been dreaming of. Extremely popular in Japan, it was about time this product was discovered on this side of the ocean.
Content, we bid farewell to the doorman and took our happiness to the old port. The area was resplendent on that sunny day and we made a stop for a shot of caffeine (well aware that coffee doesn’t diminish the level of alcohol in your blood). Auf Wiedersehen Freunde, vielleicht treffen wir uns wieder nächstes Jahr!