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Time Out Market Montreal unveils the first slate of chefs and eateries

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Montréal Plaza, Le Club Chasse et Pêche and more are joining Time Out Market Montreal, and that’s just the start
 
It’s finally here, Montreal. We’re pulling back the curtain so you can get a sneak peek at what’s in store for Downtown Montreal’s Eaton Centre. Here you’ll find the first lineup for the food hall to rule them all, a carefully curated selection of the city’s best chefs brought together under one roof.
 
Opening in late 2019, this 40,000 square-foot space sporting a unique industrial design—and massive skylight!—will house a major focal point of culture in the city: 16 eateries curated by Time Out Montreal editors that’ll dish out some the city’s finest food, three bars with choice libations, a demonstration kitchen for a taste of the action, a cooking academy for a hands-on approach, a retail shop for local products and keepsakes, and cultural spaces for art and more.
 
We’ve scoured the streets and eaten our way through Montreal to curate this selection that combines accomplished Michelin-calibre veterans and restaurants with local cult statuses. You’ll be able to dig into the likes of fresh pastries, creative fine dining, inspired takes on Vietnamese street food, juicy burgers, Neapolitan-style pies and the Portuguese chicken on everyone’s mind. Check out just some of the amazing things coming to Montreal later this year. 
 
Charles-Antoine Crête & Cheryl Johnson: The combined force of Crête and Johnson’s something to be reckoned with. Defined by a boundless creativity and curiosity, these are Montreal’s culinary wild cards that have wowed diners time and time again with dishes and experiences at their restaurant Montréal Plaza that reveal highly accomplished conception, presentation, flavour and pleasurability of eating. While they’re chefs who keep you guessing, there's one thing we can be sure of: The vibrancy they’ll bring to Time Out Market Montréal.
 
Claude Pelletier: Le Club Chasse et Pêche has been a low-key essential restaurant in Montreal ever since it first opened in 2004. The work of its chef Claude Pelletier is of a quiet concentration on craft over presence, on walking instead of talking. That’s the staying power of “Le Club”: You do what you do, and you do it exceedingly well; no sense in shouting it from the rooftops when the work speaks for itself. That being said, Pelletier’s food is a meditative experience, where technique and form turn ingredients into supremely thoughtful creations. So, leave the shouting from the rooftops up to us. We’re happy to oblige.
 
Brasserie T!: This brasserie from chef Normand Laprise carries the same banner that his first restaurant Toqué! began with: To champion the farm-to-table movement in the city, highlight seasonal Québec terroir and celebrate that bounty on your plate. That includes Brasserie T!’s amazing burgers which will take to the stage at Time Out Market Montreal. Laprise’s life's work is a keystone in the culinary heritage of the province, and that makes for a must-eat in our books.