March 7, 2012 – Affordable fine dining has come to the Quartier des spectacles thanks to Chef Normand Laprise and his partner Christine Lamarre of Toqué!. The two are behind the opening of a more casual establishment, a venture they have dreamed of for several years now. Named Brasserie T!, this new destination has a simpler, more modestly-priced menu that includes classics and seasonal daily specials prepared with the same attention to detail that has made the name Toqué! synonymous with fine cuisine.
Under the direction of Chef Charles-Antoine Crête, Brasserie T! is sure to arouse the curiosity—and the taste buds!—of food-lovers with such delicacies as decadent fries, silky dill-infused salmon, savoury “Montréal-style” sausages and light-as-air carrot cake. Not surprisingly, given Laprise’s support of local producers, many dishes feature their ingredients.
Located at the base of the Musée d’art contemporain, the restaurant’s distinctive use of its long, rectangular space comes courtesy of Daoust-Lestage architecture. One eye-catching feature is an entire wall made of glass through which patrons can observe stylish passers-by and pretty fountains … perhaps even catch a glimpse of a nearby show. The terrasse, so lovely in summer, will be heated in winter, providing daring diners with a different kind of warm welcome during the cooler months.
The perfect destination for a meal before (or after) a show or museum visit, Brasserie T! is open every day from 11:30 a.m. until the lights in the Place des Festivals go out.