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Duel: Montreal's own "Kitchen Stadium"

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thomasein Jun 13, 2007 02:26 PM

Not sure what to make of the concept, but a new restaurant in Montreal is always welcome.
Being the curious sort, I would probably go, just look for the one dressed like Chairman Kaga.

"Allez cuisine"!

http://tinyurl.com/3ddvbb

  1. mainsqueeze Jun 14, 2007 09:11 AM

    These look interesting:

    "Mr. Biron, for example, will do a seared foie gras appetizer served on a bed of dates, with a sauce of coriander and soy milk infused with sake.

    Mr. Godbout's foie gras will be prepared torchon-style and covered in raspberry jelly, served like a bonbon on a stick of rock candy."

    But the seating arrangments and the bathroom videos and the dining room performances seem a bit too gimmicky.

    I wonder how much all of this will cost.

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      swissfoodie Jul 2, 2007 08:18 AM

      Any more info on this?

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        Nanbanane Jul 2, 2007 09:03 AM

        They are taking over the old Area local on Amherst. I read on a cyberpresse blog that they won't be ready to open before august. They have a temporary website, guess it will be updated when the opening date will be determined.
        http://www.restaurantduel.com/

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        foodismyfriend Jul 6, 2007 01:44 PM

        I think this a fab idea! I was so sad to see Area go, but I am happy to see something truly different taking its place. Montreal is over run with canard and foie gras these days---I will definitely be taking in the duel!

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          jellybelly25 Oct 4, 2007 06:50 AM

          I passed by last night and it looked pretty busy. Has anyone been yet?

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            foodismyfriend Oct 5, 2007 05:04 AM

            Passed by about two weeks ago and it still wasn't open, so now that I know it is, we will definitely check it out very soon. Thanks for posting!

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              kitkit Nov 9, 2007 08:52 AM

              Is it really opened? There has been no review/mention. Website says it will open soon???

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                foodismyfriend Nov 9, 2007 11:01 AM

                I checked the website and don't see any details either. I haven't passed by down there lately, but I don't think it is opened yet......maybe they have hit a glitch?

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                  cherylmtl Nov 9, 2007 11:24 AM

                  It has apparently opened. It was just reviewed on Montreal Foodie - http://montrealfoodie.squarespace.com/
                  a bit of a disappointing review, considering.

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                    foodismyfriend Nov 20, 2007 05:05 PM

                    Hmmm, we will give it a whirl anyhow, just because the concept is unlike anything else going on in town. It saddens me to read the reviewer list AREA as a more worthy resto---it was our favourite in the city, and I still can't believe it has closed!

          2. phedre Oct 5, 2007 05:51 PM

            Oh wow. This sounds like SO much fun! I can't wait to try it out.

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