MONTREAL — Pacini Quartier des spectacles has opened in Montreal, marking the concept’s first location in the downtown area of a major Canadian city.
The 330-seat, 8,500-sq.-ft. restaurant is located in the LEED-certified La Capitale building and features two separate patios featuring armchairs.
The $1.8-million project showcases urban style, with a concrete finish, a long bar with lounge section and a large glassed-in kitchen. The restaurant was also designed with employee comfort in mind, incorporating a spacious relaxation area and an indoor bike stand.
Pacini focuses on “delicious Italian dishes made with love” and offers breakfast, brunch, presto lunch, dinner, happy hour and tables d’hôte menus.
In line with Pacini Restaurants Inc.’s recent strategic shift, Pacini Quartier des spectacles features eco-friendly initiatives, including table napkins made of fabric instead of paper; the use of ecological soap; eco-friendly washers and dryers; an energy-efficient, adjustable smart range hood; and on-site laundering of employee uniforms.
“With a new visual identity, a new restaurant positioning centered on Italian charm, redesigned menus and a target of 200 restaurants, today we are very proud to announce the opening of our first restaurant in a major downtown core,” says Nathalie Lehoux, president of Pacini Restaurants Inc. “The new Pacini Quartier des spectacles brings together all our best nutritional practices.”