Montreal Restaurant News – What’s new in April?
Montreal Restaurant News – Did spring finally sprung in Montreal? Let’s all pretend it did, but, meanwhile, there is a lot of things going on at our favourite restaurants : openings, (re)openings, new concepts, new chefs, new menus … So, what is new in the Restaurant Industry this month? Let’s check it out!
Restaurant Fiorellino Laurier is now serving brunch
Not only that Fiorellino opened a second location on Laurier (in the ancient space of Laurier BBQ) but they are now also serving brunch on weekends. Since March, the casual Italian eatery offers brunch classics, like pancakes and omelettes, bacon and potatoes, including some Italian specialities, like “Cecina,” a gluten-free chickpea crepe served with a variety of toppings and a Panettone French toast. It is good, it is fun and it is definitely where you should head next weekend for brunch.
A new wine bar just opened downtown Montreal: Sauvage
This new address offers a selection of wines, house cocktails and daily wine specials by the glass ($ 6) in the heart of downtown Montreal. A short “cocktail style” menu is also served at Sauvage : platters of cold meats and cheeses, “chicken wings”, beef tartar and grilled cheese. With its inviting decor and casual ambiance, Sauvage wine bar will quickly become a destination of choice for happy hour in downtown Montreal!
The Lucky Belly Group opened a new restaurant: Golden Dragon
A new funky Chinese restaurant/bar recently opened in Brossard, offering a menu of shareable plates, a great selection of imported beers and original cocktails. This new concept, created by Manny Vides Jr (of Mile Public House, Dirty D and Cocktail Jedi) and the Lucky Belly Group (Le Blossom, Kamehameha snack-bar and Le Red Tiger Vietnamese pub) is called Le Golden Dragon and offering a casual yet exciting atmosphere adorned with neon signage, Chinese lanterns, umbrellas and graffitis.
Le 409 is now serving lunch
The latest project of the Holder brothers, le 409 ( where they hooked up with the Anands of «Atma» fame, one of Montreal’s most beloved Indian venues) start serving lunch in March. This truly unique venue, an Indian pub that looks like nothing else in town, is now open day and night for us to enjoy their amazing decor and food whenever we feel like it.
W Montreal welcomes a new chef
The very funky W Montreal hotel recently announced the nomination of Joris Larigaldie (formerly at XVI XVI Restaurant) as their new Executive Chef. The brilliant chef, known for its refined presentation and culinary creativity, will lead the kitchen team to the next culinary vision of the 152-room W Montreal hotel. The chef will oversee Nom Nom Cantine, the hotel restaurant, as well as the entire Food & Beverage program of the downtown hotel.
LOV Restaurants are now 100% vegan
Since Thursday, April 4, LOV Restaurants (Old Montreal, Downtown, Laval) are offering new gourmet and colourful recipes, all oriented towards the same goal: to push back the possibilities of botanical cooking. Arancini, steam bun, Asian salad, poke, lasagna, meatless Cheeseburger and much more are to expect at the “new” LOV that is now 100% vegan. Note that chef Stephanie Audet recently relocated in Lisbon, Portugal for a fun new project, but her team took over LOV kitchens since then.
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Catherine Maisonneuve : email@example.com