Montreal: Brasserie Les Enfants Terrible
Having opened in 2008, Les Enfants Terribles was borne of the spontaneous musings of Francine Brûlé over a family dinner. Teaming with Artistic director Alexandre Brûlé Brosseau and architect-designer Louis-Joseph Papineau, a corner building in the Outremont neighborhood was transformed into an alluring, warming yet stylishly modern restaurant and bar space. The playful theme derived from the namesake of the restaurant is present from the shirts worn by the waiters proudly claiming Je suis un enfant terrible to the white children’s fingerprints etched into the wine glasses.
The kitchen is presided over by Chef S’Arto Chartier-Otis, who has crafted a menu comprised of elegant brasserie delights, such as beef tartare and innovative transformations of familiar comfort foods, like the Shepard’s pie, presented as a layered, colorful tower, a far cry from the nondescript traditional presentation. The menu also offers the regional favorite, poutine, as a side and a great compliment to the warm goat cheese topped lamb burger. No matter what your order, each plate is presented beautifully, in a clean, contemporary fashion.
1257 Avenue Bernard West (corner of Champagneur), Montreal