In the fall of 2007, during a family dinner, Francine Brûlé dreams aloud of a new challenge. A seasoned businesswoman, mother of three grown boys and a natural unifier, she immediately welcomes the idea of a restaurant, which is obvious. In the days that followed, luck getting things right, she fell in love with a local at the corner of Bernard and Champagneur streets in Outremont. On February 1, 2008, she took possession of the premises.
With his eldest son Alexandre Brûlé-Brosseau, artistic director and Louis-Joseph Papineau, architect-designer, the space is completely redesigned. Façade with French windows, barn wood, school paintings, open kitchen, frescoes by Tim Barnard, long convivial tables, magnificent central bar; all these elements and their arrangement contribute to the appealing character of the decor.
On April 14 of the same year, the neighborhood restaurant received its first customers. The light floods in for lunch or weekend and evening brunches, all pretexts are good to come and greet Francine and her accomplice Serge Bruneau, a regular at great addresses.
From the first summer, the terrace is one of the most popular in town and the place quickly becomes a favorite destination for epicureans of all ages. The menu revisits the classics or invents simple dishes with a rebellious accent, festive and tasty, in the warm atmosphere of a somewhat turbulent household.
Les Enfants Terribles are contagious. To adopt them is to admit that you are also, in your own way, a enfant terrible.