Simon Mathys, late of Racines in Old Montreal and now at Micro Resto La Famille in the Plateau, has a new project in the works: Le Beau Frère.
Food writer James Chatto broke the news yesterday in his dispatch of the Gold Medal Plates progressive dinner held in Montreal on Monday. Antonio Park won the event and will represent Montreal at a Canada-wide culinary competition in Kelowna, B.C. in February.
Mathys took home the bronze on Monday for a dish of raw Atlantic salmon, pumpkin purée, carrot pickles, pumpkin seeds and cheese curds.
The big news, however, is that Mathys will open Le Beau Frère in the very space where he fed the Gold Medal Plates judges and V.I.P. guests. Wine merchant La QV, at 29 Beaubien Est, has recently hosted successful Sri Lankan pop-ups from chefs Gamini Karunanayake (Gus) and Jean-François Baril.
La QV owner Cyril Kérébel (late of Pullman) is also the man behind Micro Resto La Famille.
Watch this space for more intel on Le Beau Frère.