Presses Archive - The Farsides

The Farsides

Who: John Edward Gumbley and his hospitality group, Jegantic, best known for Old Montreal club Bord’Elle. “Spice king” Athiraj Phrasavath (formerly of Mercuri, SLK RD), will head up the kitchen. What: A Hawaiian-Thai fusion restaurant and cocktail spot — expect dishes like a massaman curry with taro root pancake, Kahuku-style garlic shrimp, and “drunken lobster” […]

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Baguette Brochette

Who: Jad Ezzeddine is the sole owner — he’s drawing on his Ivorian heritage for his first restaurant project. What: A sandwich shop specializing in pain brochette, a sandwich popular in Côte d’Ivoire (also known as Ivory Coast) — baguettes filled with grilled, skewered meats, and other toppings. It’ll also serve sandwiches featuring popular fake […]

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La Cale

Who: A group of north-side locals with backgrounds in the music, arts, and culture scenes. What: Montreal’s first no-waste pub: it’ll have no paper napkins or plastic straws, drinks will only feature edible garnishes, and take-out will be in mason jars. The aim is that the only “waste” will be compostable organic matter — and […]

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Westwood

Who: A5 Hospitality. See also: numerous restaurants and bars including Jatoba, Kampai Garden, Nhau Bar, and Flyjin. Antonio Park is also involved. What: The sudden spike in restaurant options in Laval continues — this project is being billed as a grill and seafood-type spot, headed by chefs Renaud Letellier (ex-Bouillon Bilk and Hoogan & Beaufort) […]

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Damas’ Downtown project

Who: Fuad Alnirabie, the chef-owner of renowned Outremont Syrian restaurant Damas. What: OK, it’s not actually a new Damas (it’s unnamed at this stage) — it’ll be a 20,000 square foot venue split between a higher-end restaurant, then a retail side focused on gourmet goods, but also incorporating a café and casual restaurant, in the […]

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Le Cathcart

Who: Restaurant and bar group A5 Hospitality, as well as architecture firms Sid Lee and Menkès Shooner Dagenais Letourneux. Canadian real estate giant Ivanhoé Cambridge owns Place Ville-Marie (as well as the Eaton Centre, Place Montréal Trust, and many more), so it’s involved on a more overarching level. What: A mixed food hall and bar […]

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Chifa

Who: Marcel Larrea and David Dumay as owners, with David Schmidt of Japanese-Peruvian restaurant Tiradito, and its downstairs bar, Club Pelicano. What: Tiradito chef Marcel Larrea is trying his hand at a new style of Peruvian fusion — When: Mid-October. Where: 1080 de Bleury, downtown (right by Tiradito).

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Le Central

Who: The Société de Développement Angus, best known for the Angus Yards commercial development project in Rosemont (the site of restaurants like Hoogan & Beaufort). What: A food hall and gourmet market featuring 40 vendors — some of these will be épicerie-esque stands selling gourmet wares, but about 25 will be restaurants, catering to the […]

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Bloom Sushi

Who: A partnership between the owners of Old Montreal vegan restaurant LOV (Dominic Bujold, who also founded the Pizzeria No. 900 chain), and Plateau vegan sushi-makers Sushi Momo. What: An upscale vegan sushi restaurant that’s promising rolls so filled with umami flavours that patrons won’t notice that they’re free of fish. It’ll be an evening-friendly […]

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Time Out Market Montreal

Who: British arts, culture, and lifestyle magazine Time Out, in conjunction with the Eaton Centre and its owner, real estate company Ivanhoé Cambridge. What: One of three food halls set to open in the city in relatively close succession. It’s a local outpost of Time Out’s existing market concept, which started in Lisbon, Portugal, and […]

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