Les Marmitons of Niagara

Gastronomie et Fraternité/From Friendship to Gastronomy
A cooking club dedicated to fine cuisine and friendship

Les Marmitons In Person Dates for fall 2023 and spring 2024

October 16
November 20
December -no event
January 15
February 12
March 18
April 16
May 13 (Spousal)

Upcoming Important Dates:

LMI Executive meeting is in Ottawa – Oct 12-15.
2024 Gala is in New Orleans – June 5-9
2025 Gala is in Winnipeg June 12-15

Congratulations to John Crawley and Alex Macfarlane recognized in Calgary - Les Marmitons International Gala

John Crawley is this year’s winner of the Tom Devitt Award!

“This award is presented to a member who best represents the spirit of Tom Devitt
in bringing humour, fun and a sense of dedication and enthusiasm to the Marmiton goal 
of friendship and gastronomy.”  John has been a member since 1993, and is clearly
deserving of this award.  
Alex Macfarlane has been appointed to the Les Marmitons International Board!
 This keeps the tradition of a “Macfarlane”  on the Board

The 2020 Gala in 2022,  June 9-12, 2022 was a wonderful success.  Thanks to all of those who organized the event and to the Les Marmitons chapter members who attended from all over Canada and the United States.  

About us:

Welcome to the web site of the Niagara Chapter of Les Marmitons . We are a group of gentlemen who appreciate and value camaraderie, food and wine. We are the a chapter of an organization called Les Marmitons International, whose motto is “From Friendship to Gastronomy “.

A message from our President:

We are fortunate in the Niagara region to have great resources to enhance our club – from our relationship with Niagara College and the wonderful kitchen and dining facilities at Benchmark Restaurant, the huge pool of talented local chefs to draw from, and our strong group of current members, Les Marmitons Niagara continues to thrive.  We encourage all those interested in learning more about this unique organization to contact us.

Yours in friendship through gastronomy,
Mike Berlis
President, Les Marmitons Niagara

Les Marmitons in the News: Jessica Maxwell in the Lake Report June 3, 2021

Thank you to Jessica Maxwell for the following Video presentation; Les Marmitons Virtual Dinner with Executive Chef Ross Midgley - Creekside Winery

Les Marmitons niagara

"a gentlemen's cooking club focused on fine cuisine and friendship"

The 2020 Gala has been rescheduled to June 9-12, 2022. We will be updating the website and letting all members know when registration and hotel information becomes available. 

2023 International Gala Calgary, Alberta

May 15, 2023  Spousal Event

We are pleased to announce our annual Spousal Event with Chef Thierry Clement from Paris Crepes Cafe.  We will follow a French Bistro Theme with the menu and will have music by Juliet Dunn and the Le Trio Parisien!  Members are asked to arrive at 3pm.  Spouses are invited for 6pm for our reception and dinner will start at 7pm.  Cost is $100.00 per person for members and spouses and $80.00 without wine pairings.  Please register with Mike and Etransfer to Tony asap.  

Proposed menu:
1/ Tartare de tomates cerise au chevre et au noix
(Cherry tomato tartare with goat cheese and walnut)
2/ Biscuit Saint Jacques au homard
(Scallop mousse with lobster cream)
3/ Blanquette de veau a l’ancienne
(white veal stew with veloute cream sauce)
4/ Salade de fraise au poivre de sechuan
(strawberry salad with szechuan pepper