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10 Facts About Foxy, Olive et Gourmando's Blockbuster New Restaurant

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Stoke those flames
Stoke those flames
Dyan Solomon

Some details emerged over the weekend about Foxy, the new restaurant from Olive et Gourmando, thanks to La Presse food critic Marie-Claude Lortie. Here's what you need to know about the much anticipated Griffintown newcomer (bonus Instagram peeks below):

1. A second restaurant was never part of the plan for Olive et Gourmando's principals, Dyan Solomon and Éric Girard.
Then, after 18 years, Solomon had a revelation this past spring: "This is it, here we go, we're opening elsewhere."

2. Foxy is the name of Solomon's and Girard's dog.
"And Foxy, it evokes the forest a little bit, which goes with the restaurant's concept," says Solomon.

3. The chef at Foxy will be Leigh Roper.
Late, notably, of Le Vin Papillon, and Joe Beef.

4. Foxy's designer has a good pedigree, too.
Éric Filteau has formerly collaborated with Zébulon Perron, and Bruno Braën, two of Montreal's most prolific, and notable restaurant designers.

5. The modus operandi at Foxy will be fire.
Solomon: "There will be salads but everything else will be cooked on the grill, or cooked in a kind of [wood-fired] bread oven." With Foxy's branded hardwood charcoal. Yep, for reals.

6. More menu hints.
Flatbreads, a lot of vegetables, homemade feta, fish, meats smoked in-house, and while no pastry chef, the restaurant will have an ice cream machine.

7. Why Griffintown?
"To be close to [Olive et Gourmando] in Old Montreal, and home [in Saint-Henri]."

8. Foxy will seat 68.
Half of that at the bar.

9. There will be brunch.
Helmed by Olive alums chef Vanessa Laberge and baker Marc-André Cyr.

10. Foxy is slated to open mid-November.
At 1638 Notre-Dame Ouest, close to Guy, in the former Anjou Québec Bistro Traiteur.

New card. Opps I guess we are opening a restaurant. #shittingbricksrightnow

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....let the testing begin....

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Sneak peak.

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Dry bar

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