The MTL Cuisine restaurant group has news today. Tapas 24, one of the most critically-acclaimed new restaurants in Montreal, is about to get a spin-off. Tapas 24 Snack Bar will "open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with weekend brunch, juices, cocktails and wine." As with the original Tapas 24, Catalan chef Carles Abellan and television and radio host Sébastien Benoît are behind the project. Stay tuned for details.
Update: Here's how MTL Cuisine partner Jorge da Sila Jr. envisions the project.
Our Tapas 24 Snack Bar is based on a typical Barcelona snack bar, a small place where people can dine in or dine out, throughout the day. We plan on opening seven days a week. During the week we plan to open as of 8 a.m.—people can come grab coffee, pastries or a quick breakfast. For lunch and dinner clients can come have sandwiches, various tapas, pintxos, bocadillos, etc. We'll even have a Catalan hot dog. On weekends, we'll be serving brunch. We'll have a short cocktail list, as well as a wine list. If you want comparisons, think of Casa Mono in NYC which has Bar Jamón next door. Casa Mono is more high end, whereas Bar Jamón is more casual. Our concept is to offer a more casual setting than Tapas 24, something very distinct and European.