VILLE-ST-LAURENT — There’s a new cannoli roller in town: Madame Cannoli, a patisserie dedicated wholly to the tubular Italian dessert has opened in the Galeries St-Laurent complex in Ville-St-Laurent. It’s a sort of build-your-own-cannoli set-up, according to the Journal de Montréal. If you order a cannoli, you get that cylindrical fried pastry base (made in-house), and can choose between 11 flavoured ricotta fillings (like lemon or espresso) Then there’s a range of mostly chocolate or nut-based toppings, and a variety of “drizzles” to top it off — sweet sauces like maple, raspberry, or Nutella. For those fearful of making their own combinations, there are also set menu items — and there’s coffee and other sweets, too.
VILLAGE — Much loved St-Henri taqueria Frida has completed its first expansion. It’s now dishing up classic tacos (tinga, carnitas, al pastor, and more) on the pedestrian part of Ste-Catherine Street near Alexandre de Sève. It takes over former Italian restaurant La Strega.
LITTLE ITALY — Italian coffee and snack spot Parma Café has made another expansion — it now has a location on the north side of the Jean-Talon Market. It features a patio facing the market, and a loungey interior. It’ll serve a similar menu to existing locations. Think panini, pizza by the slice, coffee, and sweets like cannoli. This is the third Parma Café — it already expanded once this year, with a location downtown on Beaver Hall. The original opened over on Bishop in 2016.
OLD MONTREAL — Attention, Old Montreal club- and bar-goers: Trendy dim sum bar Jiao has opened up a take-out window on the side of its premises, dishing out dumplings, noodles, and more, in classic Chinese take-out containers.
PLATEAU — The large space of former clubstaurant Buonanotte has opened as mostly-suburban burger and cocktail chain Shaker. It has a large sign reading “Mixologie”, if you must know.
- Un bar à cannoli ouvre ses portes et c’est comme un rêve devenu réalité [Journal de Montréal]
- Terrific St-Henri Taco Spot To Open in the Village — and Other Expansions [EMTL]
- Downtown Italian Café Opens Lunchworthy New Location With Pizza and Paninis [EMTL]
- Former Buonanotte Space to Become Chain Burger and Cocktail Joint [EMTL]