Jun 29, 2010

Carlos Ferreira's F Bar now open, right beside jazz fest's main stage!

Here's an insider tip you're not likely to hear elsewhere: the best thing about the brand new Bar F, opening today, is the fact that it sits a mere 30 meters or so from the main stage of the jazz fest. So if you book a table outside, under one of the white ombrellones you can see in the photo below, you basically score a V.I.P. pass to the shows that might be going on!

 Here's a zoomed-in view of Bar F's terrasse and the stage (called the Scène TD):

There's a catch, though: as nice as it may be, Bar F won't have its liquor license before the end of the jazz fest...

Still, it's sure to quickly become a popular choice for al fresco dinners, since Ferreira is known for the top-notch quality of the food he serves at his other two restaurants - upscale Ferreira Café, casual eatery Vasco da Gama, both on nearby Peel Street.

The F Bar is a Portuguese brasserie, with 50 seats indoors and another 70 outdoors.

Specializing in stews served in cute little cataplanas (copper casseroles), which Ferreira imported from Portugal. 

The kitchen is run by executive chef Gilles Herzog, voted  Meilleur Ouvrier de France (France’s Best of Trade) in 1995. “I want to offer diners very light, flavorful dishes typical of the Mediterranean, my home, with a taste of Portugal. My main secret ingredient? Olive oil!” he says.

Bar F, 1458 Jeanne-Mance, tel. (514) 289-4558, http://www.fbar.ca/

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