— You can now use your inside voice, presumably, at Brasserie Lucilles. Months after critic Lesley Chesterman wrote that "[t]his place is noisy, possibly even the noisiest restaurant I’ve ever experienced", the Westmount restaurant has taken steps to soundproof the premises.
— The kitchen at Mile End café Arts Café is now open Monday to Friday until 10 p.m. Check out the dinner menu by chef Kyle Croutch (soon to be at new Petite-Patrie restaurant Le Diplomate).
— Another Mile End restaurant, Lili Co., a restaurant of the year contender, just unveiled its new menu. It includes penis of veal.
— ICYMI, Montreal is facing a surge of upscale neighbourhood grocery stores. Dudley & Dudley opens this Saturday on Gilford, in the Plateau, with produits fins, coffee, sandwiches, soups, and pastries.
— Westmount, too, will get its own gourmet food stockist shortly, replete with prepared meals for takeout, and an emphasis on local, chef-driven products. Marché Sous Chef is located in the former Fellini shoe store on Victoria. The venture is from Jeff Baikowitz, and Jeff Hart, the same principals behind Victoria Park, Park, Lavanderia, and Park Market, itself in the midst of a pastry shop transformation.
— Quartier International's W Montréal hotel will reveal its revamped restaurant before year's end. Stay tuned for details.
— Henri Saint-Henri has changed chefs and menus. Out is Adam Zaitouni, who joined the Saint-Henri restaurant just last February. In is Luis León, late of Usine C and Rambla.
— A tweet about Syrian refugees by La Presse restaurant critic Marie-Claude Lortie sparked some controversy yesterday.