If more Turkish and the rise of Griffintown were both part of your Montreal food forecast for 2014, now is the time to play the lottery. Arëm (Harem) is here - almost, it opens on Friday - and man-about-town Jean Philippe Tastet was on the scene yesterday.
The Le Devoir critic reports that the restaurant has very exotic décor, a huge kitchen, VIP room and a DJ booth. Tastet also calls the Griffintown newcomer "very flamboyant and original."
In advance of Arëm's launch, management has sent select lifestyle and food bloggers keys and special invites to "enter a universe of mystery." How enigmatic.
More details to come, obviously.
· Arëm [Official Site]