AéroPaul, the funky bistro, and next gen casse-croûte situated on the edge of an airfield in Beloeil, will throw a superb spring-themed pop-up this Sunday, May 22. The dinner event features Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly (Réservoir, Au Pied de Cochon, New York's Fedora and Bar Sardine), spouse Molly Superfine-Rivera (cocktail guru at Hugue Dufour's M. Wells Steakhouse in Long Island City), and Denis Lessard (Le Serpent). A cast of "other funny guys" will be on hand to round out the proceedings, promises Brunet-Benkritly, who, tantalizingly, has plans to open his own Montreal restaurant down the line. The AéroPaul pop-up starts at $50 for four courses and a drink. Patrons can further imbibe from Superfine-Rivera's punch bar, or the bartender's lineup of cocktails. The event's whimsical description also promises "airplanes and asparagus", and outdoor activities. Sounds like fun.
AéroPaul's Jean-François Boily shared his first impression of the unusual restaurant in an interview last year. "When the owner, Louis Delisle, invited me to AéroPaul to see the site, I couldn't refuse. I'd never seen a restaurant like it: in the middle of a corn field, at the end of a private airport's runway, facing Mont St-Hilaire. The kitchen team is solid, which makes me super proud to serve dishes that are without pretension but are all well-crafted." Call (450) 527-7272, or email the restaurant to reserve your spot for this weekend's pop-up; Brunet-Benkritly says there are still places left for the second service at 7 p.m. More details below.