A new plant-based sushi restaurant is set to open later this month in Old Montreal.
Celebrated Plateau vegan restaurant Sushi Momo and Old Montreal’s LOV, another vegan mainstay, are joining forces to open Bloom Sushi, a high quality sushi restaurant that focuses on seasonal ingredients and refined plating while respecting the environment and generally staying as green as possible.
The intimate resto (about 40 seats in total) is moving into the former location of Portugese restaurant Taberna at 368 Saint-Paul West, and will feature the best of what both vegan powerhouses have to offer. The menu will focus mainly on expertly crafted rolls and other sophisticated Japanese-inspired dishes, including reimagined spring rolls, edamame and other dishes.
Headed by Dominic Bujold, the founder of LOV, the restaurant is set to be a sophisticated mix of high end dining with a cozy izakaya ambiance. Bujold calls the restaurant a new wave of vegan dining and expects the carefully crafted rolls (and more) to draw in both regular vegans and omnivores looking for something different. The aim? To make the plant-based rolls so packed with umami that nobody will even notice the lack of seafood.
Alongside the sushi and appetizers, expect a selection of organic sake and kombucha-based cocktails. If it’s anything like LOV, the sake menu will lean on the natural side with a rotating list of exciting imports to sip and savour.
Bloom will be open in the late afternoon and well into the evening, with the option to enjoy a cocktail into the late hours of the night at a neighbouring ten-seat izakaya.
The restaurant plans to open its doors in late August, though a concrete open date hasn’t yet been announced.