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Jean-Talon Market Has A New Pop-Up Restaurant Space Just For Black & Indigenous Chefs

From Afro-Québécoise to Caribbean cuisine, food lovers will want to try this!

Montreal's Jean-Talon Market has a new space dedicated specifically to restaurants with Black and Indigenous chefs

La Maison Onyx is a pop-up that will run between July and October, giving marginalized chefs a stage to showcase their culinary expertise. Up first is Saint-Henri's Tropikàl Restobar, a Caribbean and Afro-Latin restaurant, which will be there from July 7 to July 27.

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Tropikàl will be followed by Maquis Yasolo, an Afro-Québécoise restaurant in Saint-Henri. Later, MasterChef Canada’s Marissa Leon-John of Elle Jay’s Private Dining and Afro-Vegan chef Evy Mendes of Cantine Toca Toca will be serving up delicious eats.

La Maison Onyx is an initiative by DESTA Food, a Black youth network and non-profit business incubator for Black businesses.

According to a DESTA Food statement, La Maison Onyx will feature street food-style menus using local Quebec products, chef-led market tours at Jean-Talon Market, and on-site food demonstrations.

More chefs and Montreal restaurants will be announced in the coming weeks and months.

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