La Presse is reporting that the owners of renowned Latin Quarter restaurant Bouillon Bilk will open a new restaurant in Old Montreal this fall.
The restaurant, which is yet to be named, will take over the fancied-up industrial space that used to be Le Local, on William Street. (Le Local closed earlier this summer after over a decade in business.)
It seems the new project will lean slightly more casual than its bigger sibling — La Presse describes it as “brasserie-inspired”. Owner Mélanie Blanchette and chef-owner François Nadon noted that the focus will be on classic dishes (although few details have been given thus far). Local produce will be centred, as will a solid wine list.
Blanchette and Nadon are also highlighting the fact that this new venue will be much more amenable to group dining than Bouillon Bilk — Le Local’s relatively large space allows for two private dining rooms. The space, which also includes a charming terrasse, will also be renovated and redesigned with the help of design firm Clairoux, who also worked on the bright, shimmering space of Griffintown restaurant Perles et Paddock.
This is the first new restaurant for the duo since opening small plates restaurant Cadet in 2016.