Ristorante Buonanotte celebrates its 25th anniversary

Let’s admit it, all Montrealer have a Buonanotte story! After 25 years, the renowned institution is still a must-see venue when it comes to have a business lunch, an afterwork, a diner or make the party!

BuonaNotte Ristorante

For its anniversary, Ristorante Buonanotte has a new menu concocted by Italian chef Marco Bertoldini who proposes a modern view of Italian cuisine using local products and fresh from the market at very affordable prices ( 18$ lunch menu entree and main course).

Last evening, we have tasted the menu and without hesitation here is my top 3…

Gravlax

Gin cured gravlax, pesto aioli, brown butter pangrattato, heirloom radishes, smoked salt

BuonaNotte Gravlax

Burrata

Burrata, sweet mama squash two ways, crusted pecans

BuonaNotte Burrata

Oreo Donuts

BuonaNotte Oreo Donuts

Ristorante Buonanotte

3518, Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Montréal

Barbie Haute Couture Exhibit at Les Cours Mont-Royal

Yesterday evening, we have celebrated the launch of The Barbie Expo at Les Cours Mont-Royal.

Expo Barbie

For the first time in Montreal, a permanent exhibit dedicated to Barbie will be open to the public starting February 11th during regular business hours seven days a week. There are many kinds of Barbies from all over the world embodying roles of queens, movie stars, iconic figures, modern women, teenagers, etc.

To celebrate fashion Haute Couture, some of them are dressed by famous designers such as Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Louboutin and many more.

As you are maybe aware, the dolls have come under many critics over the past years for promoting a dream body image and for a lack of diversity. The company Mattel has recently announced the launching of new Barbies who are curvier, shorter, taller and skin coloured.

As a preview, here are a selection of pictures from instagram taken during the lauching event:

Credit: Hayley Juhl @hjuhl

Credit: Hayley Juhl @hjuhl

Credit: Isabelle Gauvin @igstylistes

Credit: Isabelle Gauvin @igstylistes

Credit: Sociale Montreal @socialemontreal

Credit: Sociale Montreal @socialemontreal

Credit: Cindy Charles @collectivelybe

Credit: Cindy Charles @collectivelybe

Credit: Alexa Lowe @stealingb

Credit: Alexa Lowe @stealingb

The exhibit admission is free and donations will be accepted for « Fais un Voeu ®» Québec.

Les Cours Mont-Royal

1455 Peel Street, Montreal

Level 2

SEGAL CENTRE PRESENTS THE SECRET ANNEX

What if Anne Frank had survived the war?

Credit: Andrée Lanthier

The Secret Annex is an imaginative tale about one of the most known icon of the Second World War. Anne Frank is 25 years old, living in New York and determined to get her diary published. While her sister follows the steps of a conformist life, Anne is completely at the opposite and focused on the idea to be a writter…not easy for a young woman at that time! From the dream to the obsession, The Secret Annex draws the portrait of a young woman at the pursuit of her happiness…

Next shows: until February 21th

Segal Centre

5170 chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montréal

OTELLO BY OPÉRA DE MONTRÉAL

Opéra de Montréal begins the year 2016 with Otello, the greatest masterpiece of Giuseppe Verdi. This lyrical drama opera is structured in four acts rhythms by conspiracy, jealousy and revenge. The show tells the story of Otello who is the general of the Venetian army. Enamored and  naive, Otello is being manipulated by Iago who convinced him that his wife is having an affair. Enraged, Otello has one word in mind…revenge!

Otello - Crédit : Yves Renaud

Crédit : Yves Renaud

Next shows: February 2, 4 and 6

Wilfrid-Pelletier Hall, Place des Arts

175 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montréal