Grand Opening of Colette Grand Cafe in Holt Renfrew Montreal (Video)
Colette Grand Cafe – Set to become a fixture of the city’s upscale restaurant scene, Colette Grand Café opened today at Holt Renfrew Montreal (1300 Sherbrooke St. W.). Well-known for culinary excellence and creating beautifully designed spaces, this is Toronto-based Chase Hospitality Group first location to open in Montreal, as a part of a national culinary partnership with the luxury retailer.
Already a beloved destination in Toronto and Vancouver, Colette introduces a chic and sophisticated dining experience in a stylish atmosphere. A French-inspired lunch and dinner menu, start with the butternut squash Velouté with coconut and spiced pumpkin seeds ($12); or Beef Tartare with cornichons, shallots, capers, dijon and gaufrettes ($17). Sandwiches include the Mushroom on Toast, with pecorino creamed truffled mushrooms and herb salad; and the Tuna Melt with confit albacore, tomato pesto, egged cheddar served on focaccia ($18). Chicken ($9), shrimp ($9), and poached egg ($3) can be added to salads such as the Black Kale with fennel, apple, cranberries, wheat berries, sunflower seeds, and mustard dressing ($17).
Mains include the Pacific Cod with sweet pepper piperade, confit potatoes and salsa verde ($28); Linguini with mussels in shell, shrimp clams, tomato, white wine, basil as well as classics ($24); an Omelette featuring dungeness crab, shrimp, salmon roe, chives and living greens ($20); as well as classics like the Poulet Roti roasted chicken with fresh cut fries, seasonal vegetables and herb jus ($24).
Sip on 2oz cocktails ($15) such as the Vintage Velvet with gin, cassis, St-Germain and lemon; and enjoy one of the many desserts, such as the rhubarb and apple Crumble, with vanilla ice cream and maple sugar ($10); or Lemon Cake with Poppy seed, berries and chantilly cream ($8).
Colette will also launch brunch in the coming weeks. The restaurant holds 60 seats and is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9:30 am – 6:30 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Amal Jenno took in the opening and had some highlights to share. Watch the video below.