Special event

Past Event

Learn all about ginger with chefs Minh Phat, Anita Feng and Aaron Langille.

Monday, November 26 (Minh Phat and Ève Dumas)
6 PM
7:30 PM

Tuesday, November 27 (Anita Feng and Aaron Langille)
7:30 PM

Tickets: $43.39
Taxes and fees included

Where: Espace Plateau (1st floor)
General admission

Food Core is an invitation for Montreal foodies to taste, explore and learn, thereby contributing to our collective knowledge of food staples. It is a collaboration between a chef and a scholar to exchange with the public about a basic food item before it has been overly processed and demonstrating how it can transform in magical ways. Together, our presenters will break it down to its basic chemical components, explore its social and historical contexts and surprise us with its possibilities.

In a playful gourmet environment and with a democratic approach, participants will be invited to explore the featured food hands-on and explode preconceived ideas around it: Where does it come from? What does it say about us? What directions can it take us in?

On the menu are three angles of exploration:

1. Chemistry and nature: What are the food’s chemical components? For example, what makes olive oil olive oil?
2. Historical and social backdrop: How has this food been produced and enjoyed (or not) over time?
3. The element of surprise: Does this common food still have any potential to surprise us, and how?

This edition will explore ginger as a basic ingredient.

Monday, November 26:
In the presence of chef Minh Phat (Orange Rouge) and journalist Ève Dumas.
Hosted primarily in French.

Tuesday, November 27:
In the presence of chef Anita Feng (Candide) and Aaron Langille (Le Diplomate)
Hosted primarily in English.

In collaboration with YUL EAT

Anita Feng was the driving force behind the much beloved dumpling restaurant Trilogie. After serving her last dumplings in 2017, Anita left to Chengdu, China, to sharpen her skills, and learn all about Sichuan cuisine. She is now back in Montreal to take on new challenges, and has been doing many pop-ups since her return.

Chef and owner of the wine bar and restaurant Le Diplomate, Aaron Langille serves up small plates meant to be shared, tapas style, as well as mainly natural wines. One of the most exciting chefs in Montreal, Langille made his mark at Club Chasse et Pêche, Café Sardine and Orange Rouge, and has worked in the kitchens of Noma (Copenhagen) and Comerç 24 (Barcelona). He’s a sought-after speaker and facilitator and was featured in the programing of Omnivore Montréal.

Born in Montreal to Chinese parents, the chef Minh Phat was introduced to the culinary world at the age of 14 while volunteering at a community center. It is with this same team spirit and sharing that he now takes the reins of the kitchen at Orange Rouge. Strongly influenced by his family cooking, Minh infuses its dishes with Asian references and French techniques from which emerges a combination of tastes at once subtle, refined and comforting.

Journalist with the Ottawa daily newspaper Le Droit and then with La Presse since 2001, Ève Dumas mainly writes for the gourmet section, telling the stories of chefs, farmers, winemakers, distillers and other food artisans from here and elsewhere. She also contributes to specialized food magazines such as Omnivore Foodbook and Caribou, covering topics she feels passionate about: natural wines, organic farming and signature cuisine.

Photos: Randy Hogg (Aaron Langille) Eames Shai (Anita Feng) Photos: courtesy (Minh Phat and Ève Dumas)

Festival YUL EAT in collaboration with Delta Air Lines is the destination of choice for epicureans, gourmets and enthusiasts of culinary creativity in Montreal. Produced by evenko, the annual culinary festival runs for an entire week in September and aims to highlight Montreal as a gastronomical epicentre. Building on the festival’s success, Festival YUL EAT also invites fans of the culinary arts and local cuisine to connect with chefs and artisans at special events year-round. Visit for more events and information.

Monday, November 26 (Minh Phat and Ève Dumas)

Tuesday, November 27 (Anita Feng and Aaron Langille)

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