After months of work, the new District Gourmand — a chic, modern space in the West Island— is finally ready for you to explore at
CF Fairview Pointe Claire.
Nine new restaurants are now open at the District Gourmand: A&W, Rock'N Deli, Souvlaki Bar, Manchu Wok, Thaï Express, Koryo, Bento Sushi, Poulet Rouge and Real Fruit Bubble Tea.
More restaurants will be opening in September, including Boustan, Place Tevere and Torino Grill, as well as four dine-in restaurants — three of which have outside entrances and terrasses opening later this year.
Located in the West Island's largest shopping centre, the District Gourmand is sure to become the go-to destination for those looking for a delicious way to refuel after a busy day of shopping.
Tommy Café + Apéro, a coffee shop-restaurant and neighbourhood bar with stunning modern design and Victorian architecture, is also a part of the new District Gourmand. The café is open seven days a week and boasts a variety of coffees, pastries, snacks and drinks perfect for on-the-go shoppers or those who want a quick break.
If seafood is more your thing, then you might love Lucille's Oyster Dive, where you can sink your teeth into a lobster roll, fish and chips or some oysters. It's an ideal spot for fish-loving foodies.
With two more restaurants to be announced in the coming weeks, District Gourmand will offer a variety of cuisines to delight even the pickiest of eaters.
To help manage food waste,
CF Fairview Pointe Claire has partnered with Solucycle, a Quebec company that converts food waste into biogas, which is then turned into renewable natural gas. The goal of the partnership is to make Montrealers' dining experience as environmentally friendly as possible.
The District Gourmand is part of the shopping centre's massive modernization plan, which will also see the opening of the first Simons store in the West Island in spring 2022. You'll find it where the old Sears store used to be: at the west end of the building on both the second and third floors.
Frequent shoppers will also notice this fall that Fairview's former second-floor food court will be renovated to house Dollarama and Linen Chest. The mall's usual stores like Aritzia, Apple, Lululemon, H&M, Sports Experts, Zara and Hudson's Bay will still be easily accessible.
The next time you're out shopping at
CF Fairview Pointe Claire, don't forget to stop by the District Gourmand to check out the completely revamped space and refuel at the new restaurants and cafés.
To learn more about the District Gourmand, check out CF Fairview Pointe Claire's website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Quebec.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.