Maison Boulud is expected to open at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal in early 2012. “We always wanted to add a new offering that would stand out in Montreal’s already rich restaurant culture, one that would truly enhance our city’s culinary vitality. I’sm excited to join with Daniel Boulud to make this dream come true,” said Andrew Torriani, president and CEO of the Ritz-Carlton Montreal.
Acclaimed by food lovers, Boulud and his restaurants have received the highest honours — his New York restaurant Daniel received three stars from the prestigious Michelin Guide and four stars in The New York Times. And, as with all of his restaurants, the Montreal establishment will be uniquely adapted to its setting. “While I create restaurants that reflect my own distinct style, always inspired by the seasons, my traditional French culinary roots and my standards of hospitality, each place is developed to reflect the culture, tastes and lifestyle of its native city, with a particular focus on local products and purveyors. In this respect, my Montreal restaurant will be no exception,” said Boulud.
Some $150 million has been invested in the complete reconstruction of the hotel and the floors that will house residences to re-establish the Ritz’s position in the Montreal marketplace. Work on the property is on schedule for completion by late fall 2011. “We have everything in place to have the hotel fully operational in early 2012, and today’s announcement ensures our Maison Boulud restaurant is on track to meet the overall opening schedule. Our partnership with Daniel proves our clear aim to make the Ritz-Carlton Montreal a unique five-star hotel property in Montreal,” says Torriani.
Photo by E. Gilmore.