Presented By: Aeroplan
- January 31, 2019
- 5:30 PM | 8:15 PM
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Join St. Lawrence Restaurant’s Chef JC Poirier, in welcoming Montreal’s, Chef Jérémie Bastien of Monarque.
Monarque @ St. Lawrence
Presented by Aeroplan
Produced by Tourism Vancouver and sponsored by Air Canada, The Westin Bayshore Vancouver and St. Lawrence Restaurant
*ALL Inclusive – includes multi-course dinner, pairings, tax, gratuity and ticketing fees. Special dietary restrictions are unable to be accommodated – no vegetarian, no vegan, no gluten free, no minors.
We are going global again! We’ve reached out to our friends in the global culinary community and have invited them to Vancouver. The result? Five of the world’s culinary best join us for a series of delicious collaborations with our own city’s top talent.
Guest’s can expect “a night in Old Montreal” as JC and Jérémie combine their skills and experience to reflect cuisine routed in the Quebecois and Old French culture. This five-course dinner with a French wine pairing is sure to tantalize tastebuds, helping bring a taste of the East coast over to the West.
About Chef JC Poirier
JC Poirier began his career in Quebec, quickly moving through the ranks at Toque!, consistently voted one of the best restaurants in Montreal and Canada year after year. In 1994, after spending 2 years under chef Normand Laprise, J-C decided to move West.
JC spent some time working with Rob Feenie and Marc-André Choquette at Lumiere and then in 2011, J-C was appointed Executive Chef for Pourhouse in Gastown, continuing his pursuit of excellence creating a comfort-food based menu full of seasonal, fresh ingredients. Later that year J-C paired up with the partners at Pourhouse and opened Pizzeria Farina, a simple, community-focused, Northern Italian-inspired pizzeria. In late 2013 J-C and the team opened Ask for Luigi, a casual and intimate Italian-inspired restaurant specializing in fresh handmade pasta and a white-forward wine list.
In 2017, JC opened St Lawrence, an intimate Quebec inspired French bistro, in Railtown to great fanfare. The menu consists of both classic French dishes and JC’s favourite recipes from his childhood in Quebec. JC and the team’s latest endeavour, Di Beppe – a young Italian Ristorante and Caffé with an old Italian soul – opened its doors in Gastown this year. The Caffé has a classic Italian coffee program, fresh pastries and pizza and a special ‘bacaro’ Happy Hour menu. The Ristorante menu has a variety of antipasti, classic roman-style pastas, simple ‘in pale’ and ‘al metro’ pizzas and an Italian focused wine list.
About Chef Jérémie Bastien
Born into a family of restaurateurs, Jérémie started helping his father, Richard, chef and owner of Leméac in Montreal, Le Café des Beaux-Arts in the Museum of Fine Arts, and Le Mitoyen in Laval, at a very young age. He attended the Institut du Tourisme et d’ Hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) and apprenticed under the direction of Chef Ian Perreault at Area.
His experience then took him to France, where he worked for Chef David Zuddas at the Michelin starred L’Auberge de la Charme in Burgundy. He worked with Chef Nancy Oaks at Boulevard in San Francisco before making his way to Vancouver to work with Chef Rob Feenie at Lumiere. In 2007, he signed on to be executive chef at Vancouver’s Boneta.
After a 10 year hiatus from Montreal, he moved home to work alongside his father at Leméac. This year, Jérémie opened a fourth Bastien establishment, which has been noted as restaurant royalty.