The owners of Little Burgundy’s Drinkerie are happy to announce the opening of their brand new acadian restaurant: Le Fricot. Chef Alain Gauvin and restaurateur Simon Dunn, both originally from New Brunswick, offer a menu filled with traditional dishes from their homeland, revisited and inspired by their passion for finger food and seafood, all served in a seaside crab shack setting.
Managed by partners Simon Dunn, Antoine Legault, Éric Le François and Alex Lejeune, the restaurant bears the name of the iconic acadian soup Fricot, a simple but delicious dish with chicken, potatoes and balls of dough. Also meaning feast in 18th century France, the name conveys the festive and unpretentious spirit of Maritimes cooking. With this project, the goal is to give Montrealers the chance to discover the roots of acadian cooking, but also bring back the pride associated to this type of cuisine.
“Classic acadian cooking isn’t really known or even considered here in Quebec” Dunn says. “The food there is great though, and there is awesome seasonal seafood, but most of the dishes are very simple and use a lot of potatoes and deep frying. Which is why we wanted to take those roots and work them in a creative way to make them more actual with fresh ingredients”
On the menu, you will obviously find a lobster roll but also a few other variations of rolls, as well as fried chicken, trout gravlax and the legendary “poutine râpée”. You can also ask for their “festive” menu, for which you pay a price per person, and you receive a selection of shared dishes handpicked by the chef. Their wine list was created by Maitre D’hotel Karine Leblanc and will include wine products from private imports sourced in Eastern Canada as well the eastern classic Alpine Lager. The restaurant will provide capacity for about 50 guests.
2661 Notre-Dame Ouest, H3J 1N9
Open on Thursday April 4th
From Wednesday to Sunday, 5 PM to 11 PM