Gastronomy

Laurea, the New “In” Place for Epicures in Outremont

Laurea, the New “In” Place for Epicures in Outremont

Last August Hakim Chajar and his collaborators opened Laurea, a new restaurant on the very site of the mythical Laurier BBQ on magnificent Laurier Street in Outremont. The cuisine is creative, colourful and refined, just like the young chef who recently won Les chefs! – La revanche on ICI Radio-Canada. The restaurant is also unique…

Swiss wines, pure excellence!

Swiss wines, pure excellence!

Switzerland is an absolutely marvellous country that is worth exploring. I went there for the first time this year and I’ve fallen in love with it. The Québécois have a lot in common with the Swiss. First, we love to laugh! We take our work seriously without taking ourselves seriously. We are very open to…

New Life for Thursday’s

Thursday’s, a true Crescent Street institution, reopened this past June. It was scheduled for demolition because of a real estate megaproject, but in the end Torrance Ragueneau, the son of its first owner, purchased it back when the condo project failed. The fully renovated bar and grill is reviving the Thursday tradition in a warm,…

A glass of Dom Pérignon at the Ritz? Why not!

This past September 30, the emblematic Ritz-Carlton Montréal celebrated the official opening of its new Dom Pérignon champagne bar. The menu offers a choice of rosé and brut Dom Pérignon champagne, by the glass or the bottle, along with full bar service that offers an exclusive selection of cocktails, spirits and other beverages. Open Thursday…