Patrons can get a taste of the new look Edgar Hypertaverne–newly-christened as La Flèche–as of 6:00 p.m. today.
"I noticed that I don't go out anymore," declared Francisco Randez (model/media personality, partner in Hà in the old Souvenirs d'Indochine) this past summer. "I mean out. Why? On the Plateau, and even a bit further, there are no places for adults 35 and over. There's no way I'm going to a loud, cramped, uncomfortable club anymore. It's not going to happen."
With that in mind, Randez took over the Edgar space from prolific bar impresario Éric Le François (who remains as owner) and gave it a complete makeover with assistance from architect/designer Francois-Martin Mortier d'Aumont and partners and managers Maxime Langlois and Jonathan Fuglewicz.
The Facebook page for the new bar and restaurant provides some hints about the concept. This is just a portion of the translated text from management.
La Flèche was created to meet the desires of mature customers who appreciate a warm and inspiring atmosphere, intelligently-sourced products and genuine, professional service.
The goal of La Flèche is to offer an experience inspired by the roots of the neighbourhood, in a sophisticated atmosphere. Until the mid-nineteenth century, forest covered the entire territory of the Plateau Mont-Royal. The area consisted of large farms and hunting grounds for Montreal's bourgeoisie.
These are the roots and the story that inspired chef Pascal Cormier in creating the menu at La Flèche: one based on hunting and local agriculture to create simple and tasty dishes ... a kitchen that still has a taste for travel and sometimes escapes to bring a touch of exoticism from distant lands.
Cuisine aside, La Flèche will not forget to party! In this bar where you're encouraged to eat, you're also encouraged to drink! Wine, beer and premium spirits will all be available, in addition to a list of signature cocktails.
Have a look at La Flèche's menu: