Le Mousso opens a brasserie in the Latin Quarter
The Molière team: From left to right: Samuel Sauvé Lamothe (executive chef), Antonin Mousseau-Rivard (gourmet director), Jean Pilote (owner) and Jean -François Pigeon (sous-chef).
After more than proving himself with Le Mousso, his gourmet restaurant on rue Ontario Est, chef-restaurateur Antonin Mousseau-Rivard will open a new establishment with businessman Jean Pilote (Capitole de Québec), Le Molière, in the heart of the Latin Quarter.
The restaurant, located at the corner of Saint-Denis and de Maisonneuve streets, will be directly accessible via the brand new Espace St-Denis, inaugurated last fall. Like its name – Moliere – lets guess, for this new establishment, Antonin Mousseau-Rivard drew his inspiration above all from French cuisine.
“My first passion in life is to eat! And at Molière, I return to my first love: French cuisine, he said in a press release. I want to offer guests a relaxed, gourmet experience and the opportunity to enjoy classics that are brought up to date, in the simplicity and quality of the food.”
Illustrations: courtesy of Le Molière
The restaurant will therefore serve dishes typical of French brasseries. “I'm thinking onion soup, truffle toast, egg mayonnaise, seafood platter, bone marrow, salmon in Bellevue, lobster thermidor… Various classic names that I had a lot of fun finding, illustrious the restorer. Honestly, this is a kitchen I was bored of. These are recipes that I studied when I was very young and that made me salivate. I am self-taught and like a not very normal child, I read old French cookbooks before going to bed!”
To develop the Molière menu, Antonin Mousseau-Rivard worked with the chef and founder of the restaurant Laurie Raphaël, Daniel Vézina (chef consultant). In the kitchen, he can count on chef Samuel Sauvé Lamothe (Laurie Raphaël, Le Mirage, Le Boulevardier, L'Express) and sous-chef Jean-François Pigeon (Le Mousso, Auberge Saint-Gabriel, Leméac).
Address: 1560, rue Saint-Denis
Opening: February 7, 2023