A recent flight from CDG to YUL brought a belly full of delicate items for the Pointe-à-Callière museum's latest exhibit, Dinner is Served! The Story of French Cuisine, which opened June 6 and runs until October 12, 2019 in Montreal. Air Canada Cargo is an official sponsor and the crates were filmed on the Ramp for a behind-the-scenes video, now live on social media.
A variety of irreplaceable porcelain, glassware, ceramics, antique serving items, and kitchen accessories used in French homes in the 18th century were included in the shipments, which were brought in on two separate flights. Many of the collectibles are on loan from prestigious French museums, as well as the House of Hermès, Christofle Heritage, and Cristallerie de Saint-Louis crystal manufacturer.
"Pointe-à-Callière has put together a unique look at the French gastronomic meal, which is recognized by UNESCO as an element of our intangible cultural heritage. We're proud to be involved with this exhibit and to show the public Cargo's role in transporting these valuable artifacts. Special thanks to the team at YUL Cargo and on the Ramp for the care that they showed them when they touched down," said Pascale Dochler, Advertising and Branding Manager at Cargo.
"Visitors will have the chance to admire nearly a thousand exceptional objects rarely shown together in one place. This exhibition rises to the challenge of illustrating and explaining the intangible heritage that is the French meal, and by retracing the history of gastronomy, it gives shape to the history of France before our eyes," adds Francine Lelièvre, Executive Director of Pointe-à-Callière.