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These MICHELIN star chefs will be at the 25th edition of Montréal en Lumière


The 25th edition of Montreal Montréal en Lumière, presented by Loto-Québec in collaboration with Scotiabank, will take place from February 29 to March 10, 2024. On the other hand, the MICHELIN-starred chefs will be arriving on February 22, just over a month from now. It’s a chance to celebrate the north, gastronomy and winter fun!

An ode to the past with an eye to the future in the dishes of MICHELIN-starred chefs present at Montréal en Lumière

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Le chef Thomas Benady de l’Auberge Sauvage sera au restaurant H3 de l’Hôtel Humaniti
Photo: Auberge Sauvage

Presented by Scotia Wealth Management, the gourmet programme will run from February 22 to March 10. As well as paying tribute to the featured themes, countries and regions, some of the chefs who have taken part in previous events will be inviting us to discover some delicious dishes, each more magnificent than the last.

Over 25 international chefs and winemakers will be showcased in more than 50 restaurants across the Québec Metropolis of Gastronomy. In keeping with the spirit of looking to the future, this year’s event will focus on sustainable gastronomy, which has spearheaded culinary innovation in recent years.

Over the past 24 years, more than 100 MICHELIN-starred chefs have been welcomed by more than 225 restaurants, introducing them to the wonders of Quebec gastronomy. For this edition celebrating the quarter-century of Montreal en Lumière, a myriad of stellar chefs will be shining in the kitchens of Québec’s gastronomic capital, including Emmanuel Pilon (three MICHELIN stars, Le Louis XV—Alain Ducasse in Monaco), who will be inviting himself to the delicious Mastard with Simon Mathys (whom I was lucky enough to try out this year), and Julien Royer (three MICHELIN stars), the first chef from Singapore to travel to the festival, will be dropping in at the delicious Monarque brasserie in Old Montréal.

Still orbiting the planet of Montréal, no fewer than eight chefs have been awarded a MICHELIN Green Star for their commitment to eco-responsible gastronomy, including Glenn Viel (three stars and one green star) who will be hosted at Maison Boulud by the great Daniel Boulud, Caterina Ceraudo (one star and one green star) will be at Restaurant Graziella, Christian Têtedoie (one star and one green star) will be at the magnificent Europea by Jérôme Ferrer, and Ed Tejada & Ryan Walker (one green star for Silo in London, the world’s first zero-waste restaurant) will be taking over the kitchens at the magnificent O’Thym.


And let’s not forget the stars of the galaxy who will be lighting up this 25th edition. Matthias Marc, recent semi-finalists in the reality TV show Top Chef France from the restaurant Substance (one MICHELIN star) in Paris, and Adrien Cachot, recent finalists in Top Chef France, will be at Le Monème with Florimond Hannoteau.

Gastronomic celebrations to suit every taste!

Chef Maxime Lizotte

Chef Maxime Lizotte will be the star in the kitchens of the ITHQ restaurant
Photo : Montréal en Lumière

For fans of our national sport, the Bell Centre’s Mythik restaurant will be welcoming renowned Newfoundland chef Jeremy Charles for two evenings, including one game night! Finally, the ITHQ, whose hotel recently reopened its doors, and which has been present at the winter showpiece for over 20 years, will be honoured by the presence of Aboriginal chef Maxime Lizotte, from the Wolastoqiyik Wahsepekuk nation, for 2 evenings under the Scotiabank banner. And let’s not forget the 90th anniversary dinner of Air France at the ITHQ, with chef Olivier Perret from the Renoir at the Sofitel Montréal, and the 25 years of 25 services gourmet evenings, presented by Polestar, a celebration that is sure to be incredible, in the setting of the historic Maison Alcan.

Here are the restaurants with MICHELIN star chefs


The chef Thibault Spiwack of Anona will be at COMMODORE of HONEYROSE Hotel Montréal
Photo: Anona

  • Auberge Saint-Gabriel welcomes Floriant Descours from La Boria in Veyras – 1 Green Star
  • Barroco welcomes Danny Khezzar from Bayview By Michel Roth in Geneva – 1 MICHELIN Star
  • Chez Victoire welcomes Loïc Villemin from Toya in Faulquemont – 1 MICHELIN Star and 1 Green Star
  • The Commodore of HONEYROSE Montréal Hotel welcomes Thibaut Spiwack from l’Anona in Paris – 1 MICHELIN Star and 1 Green Star
  • Le Hoogan et Beaufort welcomes Giuliano Sperandio from Le Taillevent in Paris – 2 MICHELIN Stars
  • Le Jérôme Ferrer — Europea welcomes Christian Têtedoie from Le Têtedoie in Lyon — 1 MICHELIN Star and 1 Green Star
  • La Chronique (one of the restaurants that has been part of the 25 editions!) welcomes Grégoire Gaillard from Le Barge in Brussels — 1 MICHELIN Star and 1 Green Star
  • Le Lloyd at the Marriott Château Champlain welcomes Éric Guerin from La Mare aux oiseaux in Saint-Joachim — 1 MICHELIN Star
  • Maison Boulud at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal welcomes, in addition to chef Daniel Boulud, Glen Viel from L’Oustau de Baumanière in Les Baux-de-Provence – 3 MICHELIN Stars and 1 Green Star
  • Le Mastard by chef Simon Mathys welcomes Emmanuel Pilon from Alain Ducasse’s restaurant Le Louis XV in Monaco — 3 MICHELIN stars
  • Le Monarque welcomes Julien Royer from Odette in Singapore – 3 MICHELIN Stars
  • O’Thym welcomes Ed Tejada and Ryan Walker from Silo in London – 1 Green Star
  • Restaurant Graziella welcomes Caterina Ceraudo and the winemaker Podere Le Ripi from Dattilo—Strongoli – 1 MICHELIN Star and 1 Green Star
  • Restaurant H3 by chef Jean-Sébastien Giguère in the Humaniti Hotel welcomes Thomas Benady from the Auberge Sauvage in Servon – 1 Green Star
  • Sabayon by Patrice Demers and Maie-Josée Beaudoin welcomes Jeffrey Downs from Holt in Taipei – 1 MICHELIN Star

Discover these other restaurants taking part in the Air France Finest Tables


A dish from the Lausanne to Montréal event at the ITHQ in 2023
Photo: Frédérique Ménard-Aubin

  • Annette 
  • Au Petit extra (une des deux tables à avoir pris part aux 25 éditions) ! 
  • Bar George of Hôtel Mount Stephen
  • Bivouac 
  • Blanc Bec of ITHQ
  • Bonheur d’Occasion
  • État-Major
  • Ferreira Café
  • Foiegwa
  • Foxy
  • Galaxie Brasserie
  • Garde-côte
  • Gia Vin & Grill
  • Hélicoptère
  • Helena
  • Kamùy
  • Kaviar
  • Kitchen Galerie
  • Le Boulevardier
  • Le Butterblume
  • La Marcus of Four Seasons Hotel Montréal
  • Le Mousso
  • Le Virunga
  • Les Mômes
  • Menu Extra
  • Moishes 
  • Monème
  • Mon lapin
  • Muze Lounge & Terrasse of Hotel HONEYROSE Montréal
  • Mythik at Bell Centre
  • Nolan
  • Okeya Kyujiro
  • Palomar 
  • Portus 360
  • Ratafia
  • Restaurant de l’ITHQ 
  • Rose Ross
  • Rosélys du Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Has this list of MICHELIN-starred chefs (find out more about this ranking here) and Montréal restaurants whetted your appetite? Make your reservations now on the Montréal en Lumière website! Note that some restaurants are already sold out, so hurry!

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