Les Fetes Gourmandes Internationales de Laval was where you had to be from July 25th to the 29th if you enjoy eating as much as I do!
Taking place right next to the Montmorency metro station, this festival had everything from food to drinks, to live bands, and entertainment for kids.
There were litterally over a hundred participants representing cuisines from all over the world. The atmosphere was full of different aromas and wherever you looked your mouth watered at the sight of yet another type of food to try. People were walking by looking at others’ plates, planning the next booth they would stop at.
Some weird discoveries which I did NOT dare to try were kangaroo, buffalo, snake and turtle meat. I was told that turtle meat was really good… I’LL PASS!!
You could have also tried portugese, brazilian, lebanese, japanese, haitian, mexican and so many other types of cuisines.
My most favorite part was the Brazilian coffee I had which was made of coffee, cocoa, cinnamon, Kahlua and rhum… soooo YUM! I also enjoyed a Polish cake they called Chimney Cake, that looked like a thick hollow cylinder covered with a choice of cocoa, chocolate sprinkle, cinnamon, or coconut. One more delicious finding was maple syrup cotton candy.
Aside from the food, there were live bands and djs entertaining the crowd with special guests such as Marie-Chantal Toupin and Melanie Renaud, as well as a section for kids with giant inflattable games.
If only I could have the choice of so many different foods at one place every day…
For the complete list of participants, check out the website and prepare your appetites for next year: http://fetesgourmandesinternationalesdelaval.ca/index.php .
Picture taken from www.fetesgourmandesinternationales.ca .