Old Port of Montreal | The return of the Éclusiers market

The Éclusiers market is back for the summer!

Posted yesterday at 11am

Iris Gagnon Paradise

Iris Gagnon Paradise
The press

This magnificent outdoor area, which can be visited from morning to night, will allow you to feel somewhere else without leaving the city. Owned by Devin DeSousa and Echo Vergil (Fabergé) for seven years, the place offers a variety of options for gourmets: a coffee corner run by MELK, a large terrace with 250 seats where you can eat and have an aperitif, and at the weekend, a farmer’s market in the adjacent open-air area, with around ten kiosks selling vegetable or processed products and other local delicacies. All this is part of the mission that the place has given itself, explains Mr. DeSousa, which consists in highlighting the richness of the terroir and the work of the local producers.

  • The coffee area is operated by MELK.

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    The coffee area is operated by MELK.

  • Dozen oysters and their mignonettes

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    Dozen oysters and their mignonettes

  • Devin DeSousa, co-owner of Marché des Éclusiers

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    Devin DeSousa, co-owner of Marché des Éclusiers

  • Two salads of the hour: turnips and goat cheese from La Grise farm and garden salad

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    Two salads of the hour: turnips and goat cheese from La Grise farm and garden salad

  • The kitchen team: Samuel Bruyère, Rafaèle Riva (shoemaker), Kevin Do (chef), Jim Mompremier, Yazan Saleh and Luke Robitaille

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    The kitchen team: Samuel Bruyère, Rafaèle Riva (shoemaker), Kevin Do (chef), Jim Mompremier, Yazan Saleh and Luke Robitaille

  • A selection from the wine list signed by sommelier Colin Beaudoin

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    A selection from the wine list signed by sommelier Colin Beaudoin

  • A latte to start the day off right

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    A latte to start the day off right

  • Homemade flatbread and spreads

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    Homemade flatbread and spreads

  • There is a farmer's market every weekend.

    PHOTO ELIZABETH GARTSIDE – THE AMEN STUDIO PROVIDED BY THE LOCK MARKET

    There is a farmer’s market every weekend.

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The menu, prepared in the large outdoor kitchen, is designed to be shared this year with, among other things, Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Chief Kevin Do leads the brigade. “We do business with a dozen local and organic producers and artisans. Every week we have new arrivals. We try not to adulterate the products, but to improve the taste. It’s a simple menu but made with love! » Plates of fresh East Coast oysters and their mignonette, spreads (hummus, tapenade, eggplant, kopanisti), made-to-order flatbreads, seasonal salads… It’s really tasty and very well prepared. A glass of wine or a cocktail made from alcohol and local ingredients under the sun really makes you feel like you’re on holiday!

400 de la Commune Street East, Montreal

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