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<ul><li><p>KROUL 4545,avenuePierreDeCoubertin,Montral,QubecH1V0B2Tlphone:5142523104 Tlcopieur:5142540766 www.keroul.qc.ca</p><p>Kroul, rcipiendaire du Prix Ulysse dcern par </p><p>lOrganisation mondiale du tourisme </p><p>PRESS RELEASE For immediate release </p><p> Kroul's "Gourmet Laughs" Gala is a serious hit! </p><p>Montreal, October 10, 2012 On October 9, Kroul held the 23rd edition of its benefit gala its take on a Just for Laughs galaat the Palais des congrs de Montral, with Gilbert Rozon, founding president of the Just for Laughs Group, as honorary chairman, and with special guest Pascal Brub, Minister for Tourism, in attendance. </p><p>The Chair of Kroul's Board of Directors, Isabelle Ducharme, made a point of mentioning the many partners that played a part in the evening's success, particularly Marc Tremblay, President and CEO of the Palais des congrs de Montral and Chair of the organizing committee. A total of $134,000 was raised through the benefit; Ms. Ducharme says these proceeds will be used primarily to promote services for its clientele. </p><p>Meanwhile, Pascal Brub reminded guests that Kroul has been the leading accessibility consultant to the Ministre du Tourisme for twenty five years. He added that this partnership has been renewed until 2015, which, among other things, will make it possible to promote The Accessible Road in markets outside Qubec, and to begin planning for the DESTINATIONS FOR ALL international summit in 2014. </p><p>Inspired by the Just For Laughs Gala format, the event was hosted by Jrmy Demay, a nominee in the New Artist of the Year category at the last Gala Les Olivier. The first guest comedian to take the stage was Franois Morency, followed by Jean-Marc Parent, whose set included a special appearance by Andr Leclerc, the founder and CEO of Kroul. </p><p>The 350 guests were treated to exquisite gourmet dishes prepared by 10 renowned chefs and their crews. These included Simon Devost-Dulude of Capital Catering, Alain Monod of the University Club of Montreal, Frank Barbusci of Golf Saint-Raphal, Marco Barone of Hostaria, Johann Atamian of the Institut de tourisme et dhtellerie du Qubec, Philippe Hamelin of Le </p></li><li><p>KROUL 4545,avenuePierreDeCoubertin,Montral,QubecH1V0B2Tlphone:5142523104 Tlcopieur:5142540766 www.keroul.qc.ca</p><p>Kroul, rcipiendaire du Prix Ulysse dcern par </p><p>lOrganisation mondiale du tourisme </p><p>Jozphil,Christopher Batzios of Madisons New York, Leonardo and Stfano Iacono of Le Muscadin, and Clment Rodarie of Verses. </p><p>The cocktail reception featured hors d'oeuvres provided by the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure scatering service. Attendees also enjoyed succulent desserts crafted by nine pastry chefs: Franck Dury-Pavet of Fous desserts, Franois Pellerin of Le Garde-Manger de Franois, Johnny Jeulin of Les Moulins La Fayette, Stphanie Gautier of La Ptisserie Belge, Jacques Le Guern of Ptisserie De Gascogne, Ren Derrien of Ptisserie Bel-Air, Alfred De Luca of the Pearson School of Culinary Arts, Liliane Colpron of Premire Moisson, and brothers JeanRoger and Michel Forget of Ptisserie Mercier. </p><p>Kroul would like to thank its major sponsors, the Just for Laughs Group, the Palais des congrs de Montral, Aroports de Montral, FinTaxi, AVW-TELAV, Krafix, Plani-Concept Plus, Tourisme Montrgie, Cidrerie Du Minot, Capital Catering, La Grande Dgustation, La Fromagerie Atwater, Ocan Communication, Voyager magazine, and Zphoto.ca. </p><p> 30 </p><p> Sources: </p><p>Lyne Mnard, directrice adjointe, 514 252-3104, lmenard@keroul.qc.ca </p><p>References: www.keroul.qc.ca www.larouteaccessible.com </p></li></ul>