Thazard, the Japanese restaurant from Edward Zaki, Dave Schmidt, chef Hachiro Fujise and others, will soon replace Cielo at 5329 Saint-Laurent.
The "French bistro feel with a Japanese menu" will will resuscitate classic, gueridon cart service. As such, staff will torch a mackerel, sauce a dish or snip sprouts on a seaweed salad tableside. Branché.
Now we have a sense of what exactly will be on the menu. This photo, from the restaurant's Facebook page, is a boon for salty snack lovers and looks like chips on 'roids. Then there is this, a wide assortment of what we can only assume is Nipponese charc. And head-on crispy prawns anyone?
Look for Thazard to open later this month.