Restaurant h3 is the new brainchild of Partner-Chef Jean-Sébastien Giguère and the Coureur des Bois team. This brand-new eatery, only a few steps away from Montreal’s Palais des Congrès will greet its first clients in the spring of 2021, as soon as dining rooms are authorized to open. Offering a warm human touch, a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, advanced local cuisine, a unique wine program and a contemporary approach to cocktail designing, Restaurant 3h will open soon, as a reminder that even during the pandemic, restaurant life goes on. For those who can’t wait, a simplified menu may be delivered.
Intent on highlighting regional products grown by local artisans, Restaurant h3 strives to be a hospitable place, offering exceptional food and wine. The menu created by Chef Jean-Sébastien Giguère (La Cabane du Coureur / Le Coureur des Bois), assisted by Ruihan Chen and Donnel English, his kitchen staff, changes with the seasons, offering refined food, featuring local products provided by artisans of the soil, resulting in creative dishes that will please the most demanding among us. The wine cellar, featuring some 3,000 bottles under the supervision of Sommelier Hugo Duchesne, crowned Best Sommelier of Quebec 2020, will highlight a major selection of producers from the province, as well as some of the world’s best wines.
Located in the Humaniti complex, Restaurant h3 is a concept created in 2018, aiming to be a source of pride in the Province of Quebec. The team is determined to surround itself with homegrown products, furnishings, accessories and personnel and to shine a spotlight on the talent and expertise that accompany them. Chef Jean-Sébastien Giguère, Operations Director Marc-Antoine Dionne and Sommelier Hugo Duchesne have worked together for several years at the Coureur des bois, the famous Belœil restaurant with its exceptional wine cellar (2018, 2019 and 2020 recipient of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award of Excellence). They are quite eager to begin their new Restaurant h3 adventure.
For Chef Jean-Sébastien Giguère, a mad gesture in these uncertain times is actually a necessity. “Undertaking such a project is an incredible and exciting challenge … especially in such circumstances! The project’s foundations are in place, the menus and the wine cellar are ready. Only a bit of work remains to be done in the dining room. While waiting for the final go-ahead, we are putting the finishing touches to our dishes. I can now focus on the hen house, our 4,000-tap maple grove, or our Belœil greenhouse to develop our self-sufficiency for some products!”
Until Government guidelines allow them to safely welcome their first clients, Restaurant h3 offers a simplified menu on a take-out basis, available on various platforms. Consequently, gourmet and eager foodies will now be able to enjoy their take-out dishes and pair them with wine selected from h3’s cellar.
Restaurant h3 will open for business in the spring of 2021 at 340 West Gauchetière, Montreal.