L'Orignal marks a fresh return this week after a makeover and menu rethink.
The Old Montreal restaurant on Saint-Alexis from partners Travis Champion and Monica Terlecki re-introduced itself at a media event last night and opens anew to the public tonight with a special prixe fixe at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Of the rationale for the revamp, Champion states:
"We've been open close to seven years and felt it was time. We couldn't be happier with Omar [Zabuair, chef] and as much as we want to show off our new digs it's just as important we let everyone know what Omar is doing. Our game meat heavy concept is still at the forefront. The [new menu] will showcase that."
There is an effort, as well, to emphasize local products from the likes of Terre des Bisons, Société-Orignal and Fermes St-Canut.