The last month of summer is here, unfortunately, and what it means is that it’s time to go out, eat out and enjoy the last vacation days we have. Good thing there are lots of things going on at our favourite restaurants these days: openings (re)openings, new concepts, new chefs, new menus … So, what is new in the Restaurant Industry this month? Let’s check out the Montreal August Restaurant news
Long-time favourite Café Souvenir welcomes new chef and new menu
Le Café Souvenir, a friendly neighbourhood café/restaurant open from day to dawn on Bernard street recently welcomed a new chef among their kitchen team… after 25 years in the business ! Chef Tom Allain will join forces with the forever day team of Mikhail & Paul Johnson to create a night menu inspire by the classic French bistro. Café Souvenir hopes to welcome a new cliente to its all-time favourite restaurant, mostly known for its every-day breakfast menu and its European-inspired terrace.
Saint-Laurent Boulevard hotspot SuWu is changing things up
SuWu is one of the few restaurants that are still standing and going strong on Saint-Laurent boulevard. To keep up the good work, they recently launched a brand-new fresh menu that includes a lot of vegetable dishes and tartares : think mushroom salad, salmon tartare and Mexican bowl. The decor is still funky and sexy, with green plants hanging from the ceiling and an open-air feeling, perfect for a date night or a girls night out.
New York hotspot Maman is coming to Griffintown
A popular New York City bakery, café, and restaurant recently opened in Griffintown on August 5th where Licence IV used to be before moving to Old Montreal. Maman Griffintown is open every day for breakfast, lunch, small plates, cocktails and pastries. The new Montreal location of this acclaimed New York bakery will also be serving a French-style apéro and 5 a 7 specials in a Pinterest-style decor.
Parma Café opened their 3rd location in Jean-Talon Market
Parma has been a major hit since the opening of its first location on Bishop street a few years ago. Now, this Italian café serving traditional Italian classics in a casual decor has 3 locations (downtown, Old Montreal, and now : Jean Talon Market). Parma Café’s mission is to share the food and culture that was passed down throughout generations all the way to its founders and creators. Plus, their latest venue offers something unique : an outdoor terrace
Richmond Restaurant welcomes new chef
The very trendy restaurant Richmond in Griffintown recently welcomed a new Italian chef, Gianfranco Schifano who created a brand-new menu inspired by his Italian roots. Just in time for the last warm summer nights, enjoy branzino croccante, tartar di bruschetta e burrata, agnolotti di burrata and much more on one of the sexiest terrace in town or inside this New-York feel restaurant.
by Catherine Maisonneuve