The Morentzos Restaurant Group (MRG) has taken over the day-to-day management of La Société Bistro in the Loews Hôtel Vogue on de la Montagne.
The Toronto-bred concept from Charles Khabouth and INK Entertainment has had a difficult go of it so far in Montreal. A very rare, no star pan from Lesley Chesterman in The Gazette last September will live long in the collective memory of Montreal diners. The write-up was full of cringeworthy slams:
To be blunt: My meal at La Société Bistro was one of the most amateurish I have experienced in 15 years of restaurant reviewing. What went wrong? Everything.
Peter Morentzos and co. will now look to turn the tide for the splashy, million dollar hotel bistro. The management shuffle occurs while MRG prepares to re-launch La Queue de Cheval down the street sometime in April or May.