The Angus Shops area of Rosemont has a green new dining option with Magnolia open in the still-developing area in recent weeks.
Per La Presse, it’s headed up by a trio of owners with some diverse prior experience — Olivier Campbell of Quai No. 4 on Masson, Mathieu Boudrias of Centre-Sud bar Grenade, and Charles Vaillancourt of Plateau dumpling-and-cocktail bar Suzanne. While their backgrounds are evidently quite casual, they’re joined by chef José Pierre Durand, formerly of upscale Trois-Rivières restaurant Poivre Noir, and his wife Emilie Poulin.
Part restaurant and part take-out counter, Magnolia is keeping things casual — according to food blog Tastet, it’s being billed as “gastronomie santé”. In practice, that means rounded dishes with plenty of vegetables but some meaty bulk to them too — braised pork, a beef macreuse, and sturgeon mousse. The take-out menu also has some perhaps not-so-healthy aligot — cheesy mashed potatoes. Private import wines and cocktails complete the offerings.
The Angus sector is still building up a repertoire of food options as condos spring up in its midst. While the excellent Hoogan & Beaufort has been a destination in the micro-neighbourhood for a couple of years now, only a few other options have sprung up to join it — pizza spot Caldo and coffee shop Station W (the longer-running Labarake is just a few minutes away, though).
STATUS — Magnolia is open at 2600 William-Tremblay from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday to Saturday (the take-out counter remains open between lunch and dinner).
- Magnolia [Facebook]
- Magnolia : Table printanière aux prix doux dans les Shops Angus [Tastet]
- Le Magnolia: jolis plats à petits prix aux Shops Angus [La Presse]