The upcoming Time Out Market food hall will throw open its doors in the Eaton Centre in less than a month.
The venue, which will feature 16 restaurants, has named Thursday November 14 as opening day — it also announced a couple of new vendors for its line-up.
Chef Paul Toussaint, of Village restaurant Agrikol, will have a stand in the market, which will be located on the second level of the Eaton Centre in downtown Montreal. As with his work at Agrikol, he’ll serve comforting Haitian dishes, including crackling griot with pikliz, pineapple and rum ribs, and accra fritters.
Also joining the Market is Montréal Plaza Deli, from chefs Cheryl Johnson and Charles-Antoine Crête of St-Hubert Street restaurant Montréal Plaza. That stand will serve up deli-style options like egg salad or pork tenderloin sandwiches, and minestrone soup — simple fare, but with two renowned names behind it, it’s likely to be ultra high-quality. Johnson and Crête have a substantial presence in the Market already — another Montréal Plaza stand was announced several months ago (it will serve pared-down versions of elaborate, intriguing dishes from their restaurant). There’s also Foodchain, a fast-casual salad operation from those two chefs and Jeffrey Finkelstein, who owns Mile End bakery Hof Kelsten.
Montréal Plaza and Toussaint join other vendors, including prominent names like Old Montreal favourite Olive & Gourmando, Portuguese chicken staple Romados, and fine dining stalwart Le Club Chasse et Pêche.
One more food-focused business will also take up residence in the market: gourmet retailer Signé Local will have a store selling a range of high-quality Quebec-made products. Signé Local currently has one other store, in Dix30 on the South Shore.
In addition to the opening date announcement, Time Out also dropped some details on alcohol service in the food hall. There will be multiple bars on-site, but these won’t be outposts for existing Montreal businesses; Time Out and its partners will operate them. However, the bars will serve a range of cocktails created by local bars, including Coldroom, Club Pelicano, Le Royal, and Le 4e Mur. Quebec beers will also be served from three microbreweries (Dieu du Ciel, Pit Caribou, Microbrasserie de Charlevoix), as well as from Archibald, a Trois-Rivières craft beer brewer now owned by Labatt.