She birthed you, taught you valuable life lessons and watched you grow with love and attention

Today is Mother’s day and we celebrate the wonderful person that is Mom!

Still searching for a great gift or outing idea?  Gen’s Delights got you covered:

New York – Hollywood

These two cities definitely evoke vivid imagery of talent, creativity and extravagance. When Hollywood produces a musical comedy, New York adapts it for the stage. When New York gives us a musical show, Hollywood releases a movie.

Treat mom to a night of star treatment at the Cabaret du Casino with the latest Musical Revue: New York – Hollywood.

With 14 spectacular acts featuring singers (Nancy Fortin, Martin Lacasse, Yanick Lanthier & Marianne Mathieu), five live musicians and numerous talented and very sensual dancers on the stage, the New-York – Hollywood show will amaze mom with its show stopping numbers and memorable show tunes taken from beloved musicals and films such as Ghost, Sister Act, The Bodyguard, Mamma Mia!, Motown, and many more!

Expect a room full of energy as audience members eagerly stand up and dance to the catchy medley from The Buddy Holly Story, or stare in wonder at the aerial exploits of the dancers in Unchained Melody.  

Just add a delicious 3 courses dinner package to your show and you will have mom singing right along to Nancy Fortin’s powerful rendition of Whitney’s iconic song “I Will Always Love You” .

You bet she will definitely love you too!

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New York- Hollywood

May 10th to June 7th 2019 8:30 p.m. | Doors open at 8:00 p.m. 

90 minutes, no intermission – free coat check and valet parking at the casino entrance.

A delicious 3 courses dinner-show special is also available from 6:00 p.m.

 (Choice of Chicken, Salmon or Beef as a main course)

For more information please visit: 

https://casinos.lotoquebec.com/en/montreal/explore/shows/new-york-hollywood

Festival Accès Asie:   Running from the 1st to the 30th of May

Give you mom a taste of the Far East:

Festival Accès Asie is a Montréal-based arts festival that promotes Asian arts, cultures and histories through a diversity of artistic disciplines including the visual arts, dance, theatre, video, film, music, comedy, poetry, literature, performance, new media and culinary arts.

Your mom will have a wide array of shows to choose from, for example this week:

 -May 16thJapanese Breeze:  a music concert made up of a beautiful mix of traditional, contemporary and folk music with two accomplished musicians, Yuki Isami on flute, and Natsuki Hiratsuka on piano.

– May 17thA Night with the Writers: A Night with Writers brings together some of the best South Asian Canadian writers for readings and a discussion with the audience. It includes Rana Bose, Jaswant Guzder, Rahul Varma and Anita Anand with moderator Veena Gokhale – FREE ENTRANCE

– May 18thPerles d’Ailleurs Rhythm Rewritten is an Indo-American collaboration with tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith, an Emmy Award-winning New York artist, and Seema Mehta, a Kathak dancer based in Mumbai .

– May 19th – Master Workshop with Kathak dancer Seema Mehta and tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith (Perles d’Ailleurs ) will be pleased to share their art and knowledge with all who are fascinated by the collaboration of Kathak and tap dance.

– May 19th –Discover Tibetan cuisine with the Barshee Sisters from Théâtre Everest.

    Enjoy a menu inspired by a typical Tibetan day from breakfast to dinner, not to mention traditional snacks and beverages. This workshop is open to all and allow participants to learn about Tibet’s regional food and their history.

For a complete list of shows and events to take mom, please visit the Festival’s main website:

https://accesasie.com/

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Bring mom to enjoy a delicious Thai meal at ChuChai.

ChuChai in Thai means: VICTORY!

This family run restaurant is a vegetarian & vegan-friendly place specializing in Thai dishes made with mock meats & seafood neatly, nestled at 4088 St Denis St, Montreal. 

The restaurant recently acquired the honorable accreditation of being “Thai Select ” ( Authentic Thai cuisine) as dictated by the Royal Thai Government ( Ministry of Commerce). In order to be eligible for this honor, a few key criteria had to be met:

– Using high grade quality ingredients

– Having an authentic method of cooking

– Overall ambience of the restaurant

And most importantly:  Having an excellent presentation and taste!

Doesn’t mom deserve the best ?

ChuChai is the only vegan Thai restaurant in Canada. They serve an array of scrumptious dishes and appetizers like Miam Kram (featured below) as well as their signature “duck dish” made from tofu.


4088 St Denis St, Montreal.

For more information on their menu and opening hours, please visit:   www.chuchai.com

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the wonderful moms out there, especially to my wonderful mom and co-reviewer Monica Wong .