Skip to main content

Time to feel that Caribbean Heat!

The Martinique Gourmande festival, celebrated from September 12th to the 24th is a vibrant culinary and cultural event showcasing Martinique’s rich flavors and traditions. This annual festival began in 2008 and has grown in popularity and significance over the years. It offers a unique opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in Martinique’s authentic tastes, sounds, and experiences. Throughout its history, the festival has been dedicated to promoting Martinique’s gastronomy, rum, and culture, making it a must-visit for food and culture enthusiasts. will help you create your epic night by booking you a table at one of Montreal’s fine restaurants, and they will even hook you up with one of Montreal’s nightclubs or bars if you want to have a drink or two after the concert. That is not all; if you come from out of town, will also care for your hotel needs in ideal city areas and your travel accommodations at the best rates. Call or text them now at 438-995-6496 to find out how you can have the perfect night in Montreal.


The festival occurs at the Pavillon d’Iberville on the Port of Montréal Grand Quay. This prime location provides a scenic setting for the festivities, ensuring a memorable experience for all attendees. Easy to get to using public transportation or bicycle. If you choose to drive, keep in mind that parking can be challenging.

Text or call now at 438-995-6496 and plan your perfect weekend in Montreal. 

What to Expect

Culinary Delights

  • Tastings of Emblematic Specialties: Prepared by guest chefs from Martinique, these tastings offer a chance to savor authentic Creole dishes.
  • Mixology Competition: Witness the art of cocktail making as mixologists compete to create the best drink.
  • Culinary Sculpture Demonstrations: Marvel at the intricate art of culinary sculptures, showcasing chefs’ creativity.

Cultural Experiences

  • Dominoes Tournament: Engage in some friendly competition and test your skills in this traditional game.
  • Maré tèt Headwrap Workshop: Learn the art of head wrapping, a significant cultural practice in Martinique.
  • Family Cooking Workshops: Bring along your little ones and introduce them to the joys of cooking.
  • Dance Demonstrations: Get moving with introductions to zouk, Bèlè, and Biguine dances.

Exhibitors and More

With more than twenty exhibitors, the festival promises a plethora of activities and surprises for visitors. From local artisans showcasing their crafts to vendors offering a taste of Martinique, there’s something for everyone.

Text or call now at 438-995-6496 and plan your perfect weekend in Montreal. 

Participating Restaurants

Several restaurants and bars throughout Québec will celebrate the festival by offering special menus or cocktails in honor of Martinique. Some of the notable participants include:

  • Bâtiment B: A restaurant set in a historic building along the river, offering market cuisine.
  • Le Rouge Gorge Bar: A cozy spot to enjoy a glass of wine and a delightful dish.
  • Kamûy Restaurant: Celebrating the diverse flavors the islands have to offer.
  • Bistro Kapzak: A tale of family, values, and passion, this restaurant promises a heartwarming dining experience.

Community Initiatives

In the spirit of giving back, the festival, for the 4th year, in collaboration with les CUISINES SOLIDAIRES DE LA TABLÉE DES CHEFS, will produce 5,000 portions of a Martinican recipe for Quebec food banks. This year’s special dish is pulled pork with maple and Colombo, accompanied by a red bean ragout. The initiative is supervised by chef JÉRÉMIE JEAN BAPTISTE, a consulting chef and trainer.


The Martinique Gourmande Festival is more than just a culinary event; it celebrates culture, community, and connection. Whether you’re a food enthusiast, a cultural aficionado, or looking for a fun-filled day out, this festival promises an experience like no other.

Text or call now at 438-995-6496 and plan your perfect weekend in Montreal.