Have you ever wanted to travel to Montreal and taste their food, heard their music, watch movies and learn more about their culture? Well not need to travel far any more because Quebec in Hollywood kicks off a three week celebration of Québec’s unique brand of creativity and flair which is currently happening from September 9 to 25, 2011 in prestige venues of Hollywood.
Some of the events planned are a Québec film festival at the Egyptian Theatre, performances by top bands and comedy acts, a Montréal fashion runway show at Hollywood & Highland Center, special restaurant tastings with renowned Québecois chefs, a green transportation design symposium, gallery exhibitions and more. The festivities culminate just in time for the World Premiere of IRIS, a new resident show helmed by Québec’s very own Cirque du Soleil at the legendary Kodak Theatre.
On Monday, September 12, 2011 from 4:00 pm to 6:00pm Quebec in Hollywood presented to members of the media Chef Jean-Pierre Curtat at The Grill of Hollywood, where he showcased dishes from his signature style and specialty items from Quebec. Members of the media were the first to attend the preview and taste the dishes as well wine and beer from the providence of Quebec.
After tasting the delicious, great and unforgettable dishes of Quebec Harrison Held interviews for our Diversity News TV Blip and YouTube Channels Chef Jean-Pierre Curtat where he speaks about the food presented to members of the media and how he became a chef and his lifestyle.
About CHEF JEAN-PIERRE CURTAT: Jean-Pierre Curtat has been overseeing the kitchens at the Casino de Montréal since it first opened in 1993. Under his direction, Nuances restaurant has been honoured with the coveted CAA-AAA Five Diamond distinction since 2000. Chef Curtat completed his studies at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec in 1979. He then went on to intern at various prestigious hotels and restaurants, including Daniel Dunas’ Chez Bardet.
Photos credit to: Harrison Held from Sunshine Magazine, QuebecinHollywood.com & Diversity News Publications
Sources: http://www.mri.gouv.qc.ca/quebecinhollywood/index.asp, Diversity News TV