Jun 22, 2011

Chef Daniel Boulud in Montreal: Au Pied de Cochon, Brasserie T! and F1

by Alexandra Forbes

I've mentioned here before that chef Daniel Boulud will open a restaurant in Montréal sometime this winter, but I wanted tell you a few more details...

Daniel spent the Grand Prix weekend Montreal. He came to see F1, as he does every year, but this time he also came to work: he spoke to all the Quebec media about the new resto. Here's the interview I did with him at the Ritz:

He also went to eat at the places owned by some of his friends. He especially loved his dinner at Au Pied de Cochon but also had fun dinners at Brasserie T! (owned by Normand Laprise) and Ferreira Café:

From left to right: Michael Schumacher, Daniel Boulud,
Felipe Massa and racing fanatic John Houghtaling II, at Ferreira Café

From now on chef Boulud will be more often in town, as he works on getting his Maison Boulud ready for opening. He couldn't have chosen a more glamorous address than the  hotel Ritz-Carlton, which will reopen this winter after a complete rehaul that is costing owners a reported Can$ 150 million.

Boulud is now on a mission to research the "competition" and learn from the local star chefs. First on his list are  Joe Beef (chefs Fred Morin and Dave McMillan), Toqué! (chef Normand Laprise) and the always cult  Au Pied de Cochon owned by his buddy, chef Martin Picard.

Chef Daniel Boulud poses with the old service cart from the Ritz-Carlton's restaurant

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