The space that was formerly Discothèque Copacabana, Element and Peel Pub is about to make way for Soubois.
The new restaurant is from the mother-son duo of Francine Brûlé, the owner of Les Enfants Terribles, and Alexandre Brosseau, of Flyjin. Other principals include chef Guillaume Daly (Les Enfants Terribles, Grinder, XO), JP Haddad (Globe), Philippe Rainville (Flyjin, Le Filet, Les Enfants Terribles), Thomas Hatzithomas and Christopher Karambatsos.
Brosseau writes today that he is "the instigator of the project."
Concept, design, naming, marketing is my role as it was with Les Enfants Terribles, The Velvet at Auberge Saint-Gabriel, Flyjin, and Flyjin Café. Soubois will be a "bistro du terroir." A French-Canadian bistro serving market fresh produce and sourcing as much wild produce as possible. Our menu will have some classics with a twist but also propose more adventurous options. We will be open for lunch from Tuesday to Friday. At night from Tuesday to Saturday, and for brunch on Sundays.
Brosseau adds that the inspiration for the concept and design is an "underground enchanted forest."
The project comes in the wake of some notable milestones and moves for Brûlé in particular. Les Enfants Terribles recently parted ways with chef Éric Gonzalez, celebrated a first franchise sold and has new outlets in the works for Place Ville-Marie and Laval. Brûlé was also recently named entrepreneur of the year by the Réseau des Femmes d'Affaires du Québec
Look for Soubois to open at 1106 de Maisonneuve Ouest sometime in April 2015.