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News and notes from the Montreal restaurant world.

New café on Saint-Denis
New café on Saint-Denis
Ian Harrison

— The Plateau has a new café, at 5271 Saint-Denis, corner Boucher. The as-yet-nameless establishment serves sandwiches, viennoiseries, and a variety of coffee drinks. See photo above.

— White truffle season is upon us, and a number of Montreal restaurants are on board. Maison Boulud, in particular, has embraced the highfalutin fungi, and will feature a truffle dégustation from chef Riccardo Bertolino and company until November 18. Call (514) 842-4224 to reserve.

— Mile End cocktail den Kabinet will soon double as a daytime coffee bar. Stay tuned for developments.

— Another new wave gourmet grocery store has come to Montreal. Partners behind Saint-Henri's Marché La Pantry were previously involved in Ludger, until that bar-restaurant underwent a mysterious management shakeup last April. La Pantry is closed until November 16 for some adjustments.

— New HoMa restaurant Lapin Blanc held a food blogger/media event on November 10, and took a shit-ton of photos.

Pastaga and Martin Juneau will host Toronto chef Matt Blondin (Omaw, Acadia, Momofuku Daishō) on November 16 for a $50 prix fixe. Call (438) 381-6389 to reserve.

— You can now order burgers and sandwiches from Mile End's Lawrence and Boucherie Lawrence, courtesy of Hurrier.

Kabinet

98 Avenue Laurier Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2N4

Maison Boulud

1228 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Ville-Marie, QC H3G 1H6 (514) 842-4224 Visit Website

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