The creation of this industrial design space, with its 16 top chef and restaurateur offerings is going to radically change for the better how we eat downtown. It is now possible for you to skip from Burger T! To Olive et Gourmando, with a quick stop at Chasse et Pêche, without braving the cold or breaking your budget. The concept is a good one, and should do well, given its central location and easy accessibility.
For their spectacular press opening, courtesy of Rose PR, one of the best event organizers in Montreal, guests were given a pass which allowed them to try out certain smaller portions of items on the menu. I was able to taste a hearty carrot coconut salad with a curcuma ginger sauce at Foodchain, which was made fresh on the spot and delicious. I skipped the Moleskin, Burger-T and Romados stands, only because I was familiar with their good food, and went on to Montréal Plaza Deli, to enjoy their crunchy and tender Brussel sprouts.
Next door, at Paul Toussaint, the dishes seemed irresistible, but there was a long wait to order, so I continued to Foxy and nearly fainted while enjoying the out of this world grilled trout, with tahini and yogurt and the most delicious fennel tomatoes. My next tasting stop was Charles-Antoine Crête & Cheryl Johnson, who served a sturgeon cream with “tortillons”, which were delicious shrimp chips to dip into a flavourful sturgeon dip. I could not ignore Dalla Rose, with its mouth-watering ice-cream and gelato choices, and although I tasted and adored the taffy sponge ice-cream, I could not resist ordering the dark chocolate flavour in the end.
There is a boutique in the space as well, which sells everything from postcards to t-shirts, all products for sale having been created by local artists. This is a good place to shop for less standard and more original gifts. There is also a cooking workshop that can be booked as an event for groups. I am certain this new venue will gather a strong following of admirers, and with good reason, given the top quality of its offerings.
705 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, Quebec H3B 4G5