Pâtisserie Rhubarbe has showed the Plateau what makes for good pastry for a while now, so it’s time for Stéphanie Labelle and team to try something new. — and it’s called Comptoir Rhubarbe.
After the patisserie upsized its space back in May (moving onto Laurier East), Labelle held onto the original side-street location on Lanaudière, which was known for its ice cream window and alleyway brunch service. That has now been converted into the Comptoir, where chef Julien Joré (of the now-closed Cirkus) will work on savoury fare for Rhubarbe.
Aside from morphing into more of a restaurant operation (although take-out and prêt-à-manger options are on hand too), Comptoir Rhubarbe also adds alcohol to the equation — cocktails have been showcased rather aesthetically on social media, and a wine program will come into play from sommelier Catherine Wart (ex-Grumman 78). Brunch will return on the weekends, too.
The exact details of the menu and other offerings are slim — perhaps meaning it’s best to go in person to find out.
STATUS — Comptoir Rhubarbe is open at 5091 de Lanaudière from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.