A New Restaurant Dedicated to Americana Opens in Old Montreal
Some of the most hotly predicted restaurants to open in Montreal just prior to or at the start out of the pandemic have shuttered or flipped to new concepts in the time since. Bon Company is the outcome of the latter, a new project changing swish Aged Montreal cafe Tiers Paysage, which opened in December 2019. And although the title “Tiers Paysage” may possibly be long gone, artsy plates and curated bottles have remained — just now, they are encouraged by Americana.
“Bon Service is what we often wished to do in the again room [of Tiers Paysage],” co-operator Misha Smarzik says, noting that it was initially meant to be an upbeat, while magic formula spot for 5 à 7s, cocktails, and special dinners.
Open given that the beginning of May perhaps, Bon Provider brings that strategy to the whole restaurant, with the very same trio of homeowners from Tiers Paysage at the helm: sommelier Samia Hannouni (formerly Joe Beef), as very well as Ariel Goldstein and Smarzik of wine bar Philémon upcoming door. (Smarzik, the chef of Philémon, place with each other a kitchen area staff soon after Harrison Shewchuk remaining Tiers Paysage to open up Salle Climatisée in Tiny Italy.)
Doing the job within the first brutalist visual appearance of what was once a “cave à manger” (or “dining cellar”), the 50-seat dining place embraces Americana with horseshoes, devices, literature, information, bottles of bourbon, and pots and pans hanging from the ceiling or shown on its partitions.
There is even a roulette wheel for ordering cocktails, where by diners can permit dice make a decision what to drink from a menu that mostly characteristics liquors and garnishes of the South, such as fizzes and julep. (It is on the residence, if they roll snake eyes.)
“We target on all things Americana, from the tunes and the cocktails to the food items and our web hosting dynamic… The way we try to eat, the tunes we hear to, and what we like to consume is all really agent of what we do in the States,” Smarzik suggests.
Bon Service’s menu pulls from Southern staples that operate the gamut from Louisiana and Texas to the Carolinas and past, but nonetheless maintains a Montreal quality: there’s fried rabbit as opposed to rooster, and grits get bejeweled with caviar, together with compact plates of pork stomach, collard greens, and blackened monkfish.
“These are the forms of dishes I grew up ingesting we have a complete kitchen group that carries it out and we do the job the tips with each other each individual solitary working day,” Smarzik says, pointing to a staff that pulls experience from dining establishments like Boullion Bilk and Moleskine.
Bon Support has by now hosted some loosely themed evenings that includes everything from from easygoing get-and-go evenings of pulled pork sandwiches and bourbon lemonade, to shrimp boils and musical jam sessions.
As for that initial again home that inspired Bon Service, it stays obtainable for chef’s table companies that can seat 14 individuals with preset menus for $35, $65, or $95, or cocktail events for everywhere involving 35 and 40 people.
Bon Provider is now open up for evening meal from Tuesday to Saturday at 22 Rue Saint-Paul Est.