07 Sep 2020

Time 3 minutes

Six Old Montreal Cookbooks That Will Have You Cooking Like a Chef!

Six Old Montreal Cookbooks That Will Have You Cooking Like a Chef!

If you love experimenting in the kitchen and trying out new recipes, you will adore this selection of cookbooks, written by chefs from six different Old Montreal restaurants. These books are ideal for you if you want to switch up your normal routine and discover some new flavours!


Cooking for Montreal since 2004, Mandy’s is a fan-favourite for those who love resplendent gourmet salads. Following its huge success, this restaurant decided to publish a recipe book to share some of their cuisine secrets, and even some life advice. From ingredient prep to vinaigrette creation, you will learn everything behind their succulent salads; now, you will know all their secrets! This book filled with gourmet recipes and stunning colours is a great gift for a friend, or as a treat for yourself.

Mandy’s Gourmet Salads: Recipes for Lettuce and Life

Olive & Gourmando

More than 21 years after its opening, Olive + Gourmando is finally unveiling its best recipes. In this book, you will be able to discover and recreate some of the restaurant’s greatest classics, from chef and restaurant co-owner, Dyan Solomon. These recipes are accessible to everyone, and whether you are a beginner in the kitchen or a confirmed chef, you will surely be able to find something in here to satisfy your taste buds!

Olive + Gourmando : le livre de recettes


Restaurant Venice is serving up a breath of fresh air daily, with its decadent (yet healthy!) dishes. When great weather rolls around, a good salad is one of the first things to come to mind. So, look no further than Venice’s new book covering recipes for their take on poké, salads, tacos, and smoothies! Perfect for learning how to make colourful and energizing meals!

La Cuisine fraîcheur du Venice : pokés, salades, tacos, smoothies - Charles Manceau

Le Garde-Manger

The restaurant Garde-Manger consistently offers simple and festive cuisine, made with top-quality spices and ingredients. That same experience is exactly what you’ll find in its cookbook written by Chuck Hughes, internationally renowned chef and restaurant co-owner. Through this book, he revisits some of the classics and shows off his best recipes that are sure to impress even the pickiest of eaters!

Le Garde-manger - Chuck Hughes


Are you looking for a bit of an escape and want to travel to some sunnier climes? Helena Loureiro, chef at Helena, has elaborated on her selection of 80 Portuguese recipes, with a focus on fresh fish and seafood. There’s no better way to bring a little sunshine to your plate!

La Cuisine d’Helena, 80 recettes portugaises pour ensoleiller votre table - Helena Loureiro


If you’re vegan, thinking of becoming vegan, or you simply want to change up your normal routine, then this cookbook from Stéphanie Audet, executive chef of vegetarian/vegan restaurant LOV, is exactly what you’re looking for! In this illustrated book, containing around 80 recipes, discover a new fun and different way to enjoy fruits, vegetables, and other botanical flavours!

Cuisine botanique - Stéphanie Audet

© Photo Credit 1: Geneviève Giguère