— Le Passé Composé, a Plateau-Mont-Royal French bistro on Roy and Mentana, will replace the soon-to-shutter Ma'tine at 1310 de Maisonneuve Est next month. Le Passé Composé's chef-owner, Arnaud Glay, recently made the announcement on Facebook. Glay plans to open on May 7 in his new Village digs, and promises new menu tweaks.
— Chef J-P Miron, late of La Société and Globe, is the Barroco restaurant group's latest kitchen hire, at Bocata, specifically, in Old Montreal.
— Popular NDG and Monkland Village restaurant Gia Ba will be closed from April 18 to May 4.
— Another Montreal food truck season is underway. Consult the city's official, daily cuisine de rue calendar here.
— Griffintown residents welcomed La Bête à Pain with open arms last week. The new bakery, café, and restaurant turned over 1,100 customers this past weekend alone, reported chef-co-owner Marc-André Royal.
— Good news for fans of jerk chicken, and, notably, jerk chicken poutine. Jamaican restaurant Seasoned Dreams is now open seven days a week.
— The new L'Gros Luxe has a sign. ICYMI, the discount comfort food concept, currently with five restaurants, plans to reboot the original L'Gros Luxe on Saint-André and Roy as L'Gros Luxe 100% Végé, and make over the former Le Billot on Duluth and Rivard as the new L'Gros Luxe Plateau at the same time.
— Restaurateur, celebrity chef, and Ottawa native Hugh Acheson recently shared his ten commandments for eating and drinking in Montreal. On L'Express: "It’s classic in so many ways, and I wish there was one in every city in North America."