Two months after a fire took it out of business, Portuguese chicken favourite Ma Poule Mouillée will reopen this week.
Per a Facebook announcement featuring owner Tony Alves lighting up the Plateau restaurant’s charcoal grills, it will reopen this Wednesday (March 6) at 9 a.m.
The restaurant closed in early January after an exhaust fire that broke out mid-service caused substantial damage, with two-metre flames leaping out of the grills. The restaurant was evacuated and nobody was injured, but it caused around $100,000 of damage. (Luckily for Ma Poule Mouillée, a fire department caserne is located quite literally 20 metres from the restaurant).
Connoisseurs of Portuguese chicken should be relieved that this hasn’t been a repeat of the infamous Romados drought of 2013. In January of that year, Romados suffered a major electrical fire that kept it closed for six months, and drew huge lines upon its return that summer.
Similar lines will likely occur as Ma Poule Mouillée return, given that people were already pretty darn willing to queue out the door even before the fire.
STATUS — Ma Poule Mouillée reopens this Wednesday (March 6) at 969 Rachel E. Hours are the same as before: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.
- Ma Poule Mouillée [Official]
- Fire Knocks Out Plateau Favourite Ma Poule Mouillée [EMTL]