A few weeks back, it surfaced that the duo behind big name Old Montreal restaurant Le Club Chasse et Pêche (CCeP) and its younger siblings, Le Filet and Le Serpent had something in the works on Saint-Laurent in the Mile End. Now there’s more intel.
CCeP co-owner Hubert Marsolais confirms to Eater that (as suspected) the new restaurant, called Il Miglio (referring to the Mile End — “the mile” in Italian), will focus on pasta. But in a surprise twist, it’s going to be substantially more casual than anything Marsolais and CCeP co-owner Claude Pelletier have done before.
That duo will be joined by Le Serpent’s chef de cuisine Michele Mercuri, and pasta maker Giovanni Rasile (also from Serpent), all as principals, with Rasile heading up pasta production, set to take place at the new location (it’ll also fill Le Serpent’s pasta needs).
Marsolais says to expect a much lower price point at Il Miglio.
“We’ll do something a little more accessible on St Laurent…contemporary lunch pasta.”
“We’re already running some sophisticated and complicated operations and at this point it’s fun to do something a little more user friendly; attacking the lunch business.”
To start with, Il Miglio will be a daytime-only operation, open from 11 a.m. to 6 or 7 p.m., although they’re not ruling out nighttime openings later on. Because a solid three-quarters of the space will be dedicated to production, there’ll be a cozy 30 counter seats.
Bowls of fresh pasta will be the primary menu item, with a rotating chalkboard menu, and CCeP’s in-house pastry genius Masami Waki will make desserts. Just one red and white wine will be on offer, served no frills in tumblers, and a small boutique means take-out sauces and pasta-adjacent grocery items will also be for sale.
Il Miglio is set to open this month — possibly in as little as one week. We’ll keep you posted.