Maison Boulud, chef Daniel Boulud's new Montreal outpost, is now open. Maison Boulud Montreal will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner inside the newly remodeled Ritz-Carlton, which just underwent a $150 million makeover.
Executive chef Ricardo Bertolino has worked for Boulud restaurants for the past four years, including Daniel, DBGB Kitchen and Bar, Cafe Boulud and db Bistro Moderne Singapore. He'll be serving what the restaurant's website calls "refined yet soulful contemporary French food," "driven by the seasons and bounty of Québec's local purveyors." (Check out the menu — warning, PDF.)
This is the second Maison Boulud; the other is located in Beijing. Boulud recently closed two restaurants in Vancouver, claiming "the seafood...was a little more challenging" than it is in Montreal, which is more similar to New York. Boulud told Eater last year after making the decision to open in the Ritz-Carlton, "The best partnership is...with hotels, with a management group where there's already a synergy." Here's hoping this Canadian coast turns out better than the other one did for him.