Navigating COVID-19: Guides, webinars and partner resources

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. We encourage you to check back on a regular basis to stay informed. Guides & Tools Rapid Recovery Guide The Restaurants Canada Rapid Recovery Guide provides best practices informed by the best advice from Public Health Authorities both federally and provincially, as well as industry best practices in order…

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Navigating COVID-19: Updates and resources for foodservice operators

As the response to COVID-19 continues to evolve, Restaurants Canada continues to be at the table, working with all levels of government to ensure the concerns of the foodservice community are being addressed, while working with our partners and other key stakeholders to ensure our industry has access to relevant resources. We encourage Canadian foodservice operators to return to…

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Montreal Bar Owners Would Like to Sell To-Go Alcohol in Order to Survive COVID-19

A woman purchasing outdoor cocktails | Maksym Azovtsev/Shutterstock Plus, a woman orders 2,160 bagels for delivery, and more news Some Montreal bar owners are prodding the Quebec government to change alcohol retailing laws so that they can sell drinks on a takeout basis during the COVID-19 crisis. CityNews cites St-Henri wine bar Loïc and Mile End bar Buvette Chez…

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During Lockdown, a Lively New Mediterranean Dining Establishment Bravely Opens in Griffintown

A spread of dishes from Ayla’s takeout menu | Two Food Photographers/Ayla Meet Ayla, with a Mediterranean takeout and delivery menu covering everything from smooth dips to juicy lamb kebabs While many Montreal restaurants remained closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns, the Sud-Ouest is about to welcome one fresh dining option. New restaurant Ayla opens on Thursday (May…

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Montreal Plaza Chef Buffoons Culinary Appropriation in Now-Deleted Instagram Video

Outside Montréal Plaza | Randall Brodeur Some Montrealers vowed never to return to chef Charles-Antoine Crête’s Petite Patrie restaurant amid a social media backlash Montreal Plaza chef and co-owner Charles-Antoine Crête is entangled in controversy after having appeared in a video uploaded to the restaurant’s Instagram page on Tuesday, in which he satirizes ongoing discussions surrounding cultural and culinary…

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Historical Beaubien Street Bar Chez Roger Reopens Besides

Bar Chez Roger underwent some minor renovations before reopening to the public on August 26. | Bar Chez Roger/Facebook The owner of neighbouring Bistro Chez Roger has taken over the lease — and made some tweaks Long-standing Rosemont institution Bar Chez Roger reopened its doors last week, after announcing in mid-April that it would be permanently closed. Loïc Gauthier,…

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10 Take-Out and Delivery Restaurants to Try This Week in Montreal

Hoogan et Beaufort/Facebook Syrian food, sashimi, and Korean fried chicken are among this week’s picks Tired of cooking at home, or just looking for some variety? While many Montreal restaurants are closed indefinitely due to ongoing social distancing rules, some continue to offer take-out and delivery menus. Here’s a hand-picked list of ideas for take-out and delivery across Montreal…

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After 35 Years, Montreal’s Only Bookshop-Bistro Refer to it as Quits Due To COVID-19

Librairie Olivieri/Facebook Plus, a new fund to help out restaurant workers is launched, and more news to know CÔTE-DES-NEIGES — After Rosemont bar Chez Roger and Mile End fish-and-chip shop Comptoir 21 comes another victim of the coronavirus shutdown: CDN restaurant and bookstore Librarie Olivieri has announced on social media that after 35 years in business, it won’t reopen….

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