MONTREAL — Yesterday, for one day, aspiring restaurateurs in Montreal and Quebec City practised setting up shop and serving fare via their own makeshift pop-up restaurant.
This pop-up movement is part of Restaurant Day, a global initiative that began in Finland three years ago and has since grown to 9,600 participants in more than 56 countries.
In Montreal, which is in its third year of participating, parks, sidewalks and public spaces became a temporary home to more than 50 restaurants yesterday. “This is an unexpected craze, and one can even say that the event was a victim of its success. There are several ‘restaurants,’ which closed earlier than expected, because in a few hours they had passed all their food,” Andréanne Maltais, spokesperson of the organizing committee of the Montreal Restaurant Day told Canoe.ca.
The next Restaurant Day is Nov. 15.