Original title : Time Out Market Montréal – The heart of good food
Photos : Patricia Brochu
Since its recent opening in Montreal, Time Out Market has been drawing steady crowds, proving once again that its luxury food court concept has something for everyone.
The very first Time Out Market opened in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2014. Within several months, it had become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. It has since maintained its hype, attracting approximately 4 million visitors annually.
The Time Out Market concept—now established in six cities around the world—is simple: bring the top restaurateurs in the area together under one roof to create a unique culinary experience, at a reasonable price!
The Montreal iteration features 16 restaurants, a demonstration kitchen, a cooking school, three bars, a cultural space, and a retail space on the second floor of the Eaton Centre, introducing clients to some of the best the city has to offer.
“We are incredibly proud of the fantastic options available at Time Out Market Montréal. We promised to bring together the city’s best under one roof—the best chefs, the best drinks and the best cultural experiences—and I think we’ve made good on our promise!” says Didier Souillat, CEO of Time Out Market.
Patrons can enjoy delicious pastries from Hof Sucrée or frozen desserts from Dalla Rose; take a culinary journey to Vietnam (Le Red Tiger), Japan (Marusan) or Haiti (Paul Toussaint); experience the fine dining of Le Club Chasse et Pêche or Foxy; discover vegan cuisine at Foodchain; or take a cooking class with the seasoned team at Ateliers & Saveurs.
“It is incredible to see how quickly Time Out Market Montréal has established itself as a new culinary and cultural destination for people of all ages, at any time of day,” continues Mr. Souillat.
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Many renowned chefs are also involved in the project, including Normand Laprise (Toqué!), with gourmet burgers at Burger T!, and Charles-Antoine Crête, with a new concept deli (Montréal Plaza Deli) and a space offering signature dishes from his flagship Plaza St-Hubert resto (Charles-Antoine Crête et Cheryl Johnson).
“It isn’t the type of venture I would normally think of joining, but when the Time Out Group approached us, I was really amazed by the team. I actually saw the project as a sort of laboratory, so we decided to get on board and see where it leads,” explains Crête.
“A lot of our clients from downtown are very happy to see us there, especially at lunchtime or in the evening, before a hockey game or a show. People are glad to have a new variety of places to eat downtown, because three or four years ago, other than burgers, there wasn’t much there,” notes the Montréal Plaza chef.
In short, with over 100 dishes to choose from and an equally diverse array of cultural events, Time Out Market Montréal is definitely worth a visit, any time of day!