As reported this past June, Aaron Langille, late of Orange Rouge and Café Sardine, has a new restaurant slated for fall. Omnivore writes that the name of the future Mile-Ex entity will be Le Diplomate. Langille and chef partner Kyle Croutch, most recently at Salmigondis, hope to open by October.
"We're waiting for the permit to begin work," says Langille. Of the project, the chef explains that he wants "the freedom to work with all ingredients and all techniques, including Japanese and Chinese. But a terroir menu is not out of the question either. It's fun to mix it up." The intimate 20-seater will be casual and relaxed, with a set menu and bistronomie spirit. "A bit like Chateaubriand in Paris," avows Langille, "but with prices tailored to the Montreal market." ICYMI, Langille's and Croutch's savoury waffle stand at Alexandraplatz has been one of the pop-up hits of the summer.