A number of Montréal chefs have been invited to create a dish inspired by a work in the Québec and Canadian art collection, which will be included on the MTLàTABLE menu. These unique creations will not only whet your appetite but they’ll be a feast for the eyes too.
1384 Sherbrooke Street West
Wild salmon tartare with squid ink leaves
On the table d’hôte menu for $43
Inspired by Carved Pipe
“I’ll be preparing salmon from the wild rivers of the Northwest Coast as a tribute to this work. I’ll decorate it with glossy squid ink leaves to suggest the colour of the pipe.”
- Aymeric Halbmeyer, executive chef, Beaux-Arts Restaurant
Legend: Carved Pipe, before 1860, Argillite, 6,3 x 21.5 x 1.8 cm. Purchased, Deirdre M. Stevenson Fund.
851 Rachel Street East
On the table d’hôte menu, $33
Inspired by Emily Carr’s Indian War Canoe
“This painting reminds me of vacationing in Muanda, Democratic Republic of Congo. As the sun went down, we would sit around the campfire on the beach, waiting for the fishermen to return. Those were my halcyon days …”
- Zoya de Frias, co-owner, Le Virunga
Legend : Emily Carr, Indian War Canoe (Alert Bay), 1912, Oil on cardboard, 65 x 95.5 cm. Purchase, gift of A. Sidney Dawes.
Restaurant de l’ITHQ
3535 St-Denis Street
In the Northland: shortbread with sweet clover, with sea-buckthorn berry crémeux, maple meringue
On the table d’hôte menu $33
Inspired by Tom Thomson’s In the Northland
“We were charmed by the fall colours and lush vegetation in Thomson’s painting. In this dish, we combined local products that for us evoke the forests of the far north, including delectable nordic sea buckthorn berries, maple and sweet clover.”
- Jean Legault, pastry chef, Restaurant de l'ITHQ
Legend : Tom Thomson, In the Northland, 1915, Oil on canvas, 101.7 x 114.5 cm. Purchase, gift of Dr. Francis J. Shepherd, Sir Vincent Meredith, Drs. Lauterman and W. Gardner and Mrs. Hobart Molson.