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Charles-Antoine Crête Refuses to Serve Trendy Food at His New Montreal Restaurant

The former chef de cuisine at Toqué! talks Montréal Plaza.

Outside the new Montréal Plaza
Outside the new Montréal Plaza
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Some hints about Montréal Plaza, the new restaurant from Charles-Antoine Crête and partner Cheryl Johnson, recently came out thanks to Omnivore, the culinary roadshow event from Paris in town once more at the end of the month. Crête divulges that he wants his new Plaza St-Hubert restaurant to be a haven for all customers, from 0 to 100, and a place "where you feel as comfortable with your girlfriend as with your worst enemy." (The latter, a reference to Crête's television stint with the show À table avec l'ennemi.)

"That's the fun. And no need for food chemistry courses to understand the menu. We will do classics like salmon, which is like the backbone, and some newer dishes. And we will not fall for this crazy fashion of unique menus." Crête also reveals that his involvement with the 70-seater's build has been complete. Montréal Plaza will host a collaborative Omnivore dinner with Normand Laprise on August 23 and will open to the public later that week. Call (514) 903-6230 for tickets to the event and to secure a reservation at the hotly anticipated restaurant once it opens.

Montréal Plaza

6230 Rue Saint-Hubert, Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC H2S 2M2 (514) 903-6230 Visit Website