The market described its new setting as, "Bathed in sunlight from morning to night, the main terrace is filled with mature cedars, wild flowers and a new outdoor kitchen with a huge BBQ."
"The Lockmaster's Market kitchen has been moved outside for a theatrical feel," the market told MTL Blog, so you can now watch your food be made. The market's restaurant goes off a "first come, first served" basis.
The interior is "ranch style," with "hemlock beams, displays made from hay bales and a coffee counter topped with a ceiling of wicker baskets."
According to the bar manager at Marché des Éclusiers, Waka stopped by the boho outdoor market on June 12. Waka's business partner, Stally, confirmed Waka was there for a meeting, and we got the inside scoop on what he ordered.
Julian Martins, bar manager at Marché des Éclusiers, told MTL Blog that Waka came up to him and asked him what Montrealers like to drink.
Martins recalled him saying, "Hey man, you look like the person to ask. What do y’all drink here in Montreal? Cause I’m from the States and we like doing Jäger bombs, and sake bombs... that kinda thing."
"I replied, 'Well, we don’t really drop bombs here in Canada, but on a terrasse in Montreal, definitely some rosé," Martins said.
Martins said he recommended one of Marché des Éclusiers' signature cocktails, the Cachaca Mama — a twist on margaritas, made with Cachaça Leblon, Patron tequila, lime juice and orgeat syrup.
Martins said Waka headed back to his table, ordered two magnum bottles of rosé and "many rounds" of Cachaca Mamas, then approached him as he was leaving and said, "Yo, those Mamas were dope mang, thanks again."
"He was really chill, friendly and approachable," Martins told MTL Blog.
"[It] was a pleasure to have him at Marché dès Éclusiers."
This article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.
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