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Le Painnamou, Beloved Bingsoo Purveyor, Closes

Plus more closings, openings and news from the Montreal restaurant world

Bye bye bingsoo
Bye bye bingsoo
Le Painnamou
— Downtown Korean bakery Le Painnamou announced on its Facebook page yesterday that it will be closed as of April 11, leaving Concordia students to search for bingsoo (Korean shaved ice) elsewhere. (h/t Chowhound)

— April 18 is the official moving date of chef Helena Loureiro's Portus Calle to its new revolving digs on the 29th floor of the Evo student residence tower, reports La Presse. Head to the original Plateau location before it closes on April 16 for a $40 nostalgia menu featuring some of the restaurant's classic dishes.

— Dominic St-Laurent and his team at Le Ballpark will be operating the food and beverage program at Les Jardins Gamelin, the summertime public hangout space at Place Émilie-Gamelin, this year. The full menu will be revealed when the season launches May 12, but it promises to use some produce from Les Jardins Gamelin vegetable gardens.

— Starting this Saturday, brunch is back at Lola Rosa's Park Ave. location. Vegan pastries and beignets are on the menu.

— Stock up on your maple bacon and green tea matcha doughnuts now: Trou de Beigne's Saint-Zotique shop will be closed April 25 through May 2.

— Downtown seafood spot Oyster Shack on Rue Bishop has closed, the restaurant announced on its Facebook page last weekend.

Le Ballpark

6660 Clark, Montreal, Quebec H2S 3E7 (438) 384-6660 Visit Website


156 Rue Saint-Zotique Est, Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, QC H2S 1K8 (514) 701-3735 Visit Website

Lola Rosa

4581, avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V 4E4 (514) 843-5652 Visit Website

Le Painnamou

2017 Bishop Street, Montréal, QC H3G 2E8 (438) 386-7880

Portus Calle

4281 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Z4 (514) -849-2070 Visit Website