A few weeks back, we went out for dinner at a fairly new restaurant here in Montreal called Chambre à Part. We had heard very good things about the new farm to table spot -which sits next door to it’s sister restaurant La Fabrique – but our meal far exceeded our expectations.
Our waitress (co-owner Stéphanie Labelle – unbeknownst to us at the time) was very attentive, knowledgable and made the experience all the more enjoyable. After our meal as we sipped on our aperitifs, we chatted about the restaurant’s concept (local, seasonal dishes – and cocktails) and she told us of their plans for the future (a garden on the roof perhaps). She said the plan was to have a seasonal menu year-round with one third of it meat, one third fish and one third vegetarian. Telling me you will always have vegetarian items on the menu is a surefire way to make me come back again and again.
Which is a great segue to the next item of business: our second visit to Chambre à Part, for easter brunch. We jumped at the occasion to attend their sunday brunch as they don’t normally serve brunch (yet??). Matt’s parents joined the bandwagon and we enjoyed a 3 course brunch with a plate of sweets to end the meal. I had the oeuf cocotte with cream, the cranberry bean soup and the leek risotto, while the rest of the table tried out the rabbit, lamb stew and house smoked salmon. We’re not so fancy as to have four course brunches on a regular basis but easter was a nice excuse to get a little gussied up and sip blood orange mimosas before noon.
Chambre à Part
3619 Saint-Denis, Montreal
438 386 3619