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Washington, DC is the Featured American City at Montréal En Lumière Festival

December 10, 2014

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Washington, DC is the Featured American City at Montréal En Lumière Festival
Six Washington Area Chefs to Represent the Region at North American Gastronomy Event

Washington, DC (December 10, 2014)—Washington, District of Columbia has been selected as the featured American city for the 2015 MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival, taking place February 19 - March 1, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec.  The 11-day festival highlights music, art & cuisine through a series of citywide activities that will celebrate Switzerland, Washington, DC and the Lanaudière region of Quebec. 

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) and Events DC are thrilled to collaborate on the opportunity which will showcase the region’s culinary talent at one of the largest winter festivals in the world.  MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE brings together the finest chefs and culinary professionals from five continents for an unmatched culinary experience. Nine series, dubbed the “Finest Tables,” will offer a complete gastronomical immersion through special events hosted by six outstanding Washington metropolitan chefs, who will cook at restaurants around Montreal.  “The lineup includes an all-star roster of RAMMY award winning chefs and restaurateurs who personify the excitement of the dining scene in DC today,” said RAMW President & CEO Kathy E. Hollinger

Kyle Bailey of Birch & Barley, ChurchKey, GBD and The Arsenal, will be hosted by David Monette at Les Cons Servent; Bertrand Chemel of 2941 Restaurant will be hosted by Anthony Joyce and Sylvain Levaillant at Verses; Frederik De Pue of Table and 42˚ Catering will be hosted by Jean-Baptiste Marchand at La Fabrique; Todd Gray of Equinox, Watershed Restaurant and Muse, will be hosted by Olivier Perret at Renoir; Mike Isabella of Kapnos and Graffiato will be hosted by Daren Bergeron at Apollo; and Marjorie Meek-Bradley of Ripple and Roofers Union will be hosted by Bryan Labchuk at Pullman.

The festival’s full lineup includes hundreds of gourmet food and wine activities with fifty participating culinary professionals. Reservations are now being accepted, and can be selected by price or date at



The free official program with all the info on the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE gastronomy and arts programs is available from all Renaud-Bray and SAQ outlets in greater Montreal, participating venues, CD stores, Centres Infotouristes, theatres, the restaurants of the festival’s Finest Tables, and from most Montreal cultural sites. You can also call the Info-Lumière La Presse+ line at 514 288-9955 or toll-free at 1 85LUMIERES, or visit

The free outdoor site program will be unveiled on February 3, while the program of Nuit blanche à Montréal will be revealed February 10. The 16th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE will be held from Thursday, February 19 to Sunday, March 1, 2015.

About RAMW

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.

Events DC

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation's capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District's hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. For more information, please visit