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Around Montreal's Dining Table: A Discussion with Beautys and Beba

Hosted by Museum of Jewish Montreal

  • Mon, Oct 4, 2021
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
  • Online event



Special Guest

English Speaking

Food Available ($)

Along Boulevard St-Laurent and across Montreal, many Jewish-owned restaurants have generously shared their creations with locals and visitors alike. How can restaurants old and new continue to tell the story of Jewish culture in the city?

At Beautys Luncheonette in the heart of the Plateau, patrons are treated to breakfast favourites like the classic “Mish-Mash” omelette, bagels & lox sandwiches, or homemade pancakes. Since opening in 1942 in Montreal’s Jewish garment district, Beautys has become a beloved family-owned staple, now in its third generation. Down in Montreal’s southwestern neighbourhood of Verdun, a newer restaurant shows us how diasporic traditions can be created with dishes that speak to layers of history and innovation. Restaurant Beba, owned by brothers Ari and Pablo and opened in 2019, focuses on Argentinian cuisine that uses flavours from the country’s Spanish and Italian communities, altogether crafting a menu that is inspired by their global origins and the local culinary domain. 

On October 4, join us for a virtual roundtable discussion with Larry and Elana Sckolnick of Beautys Luncheonette, and Ari Schor of Restaurant Beba. Moderated by food historian Lara Rabinovitch, we will chat about how these restaurants – one that has been around for three generations and another for nearly three years – use their family’s traditions and personal experiences to bring light to contemporary Jewish cuisine and culture in Montreal. 

To add to your experience, all registrants will receive a discount on dine-in or takeout at both participating restaurants. More details to come upon registration and during the event. 

This event is free and registration is required ahead of time on JLive. You will receive a link to join this virtual event upon registration and before the event is scheduled to begin. 

We thank the support of the Nussia and Andre Aisenstadt Foundation, the Jewish Community Foundation, and Federation CJA for making this event possible.

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How to participate

After registering, please check your email for your Registration Email. It contains the link to join the Zoom meeting.

Organized By

Point of Contact

Austin Henderson