Rock Island restaurant re-opening
Theformer La Vieille Douane Restaurant, located in the Rock Island sector of Stanstead just a few hundred feet from the Canadian Customs office, will be re-opening under the management of local chef Angel Garand and under a new name: Angel in the Heart of your Kitchen at Restaurant La Vieille Douane. The Grand Opening will be this Friday, June 5th, at 10:00 in the morning, the time that will continue to be the restaurant’s opening hour. “We’ll have an easy opening. I’ll offer pastries and sandwiches early in the day and we’ll serve a country Barbeque dinner on the terrace, beginning at 5:00 pm, with chicken, baby back ribs, grilled vegetables and salads,” commented Ms. Garand who has worked for several years in the restaurant and catering business and plans to develop her own menu for the restaurant. Local musician Brent Sheldon will liven things up on Friday night, from 5 to 9, for the supper guests.
“It was a quick decision to get involved in the restaurant. It was only about a week ago that Mr. Safdie approached me with the idea,” said Ms. Garand who seemed undaunted by the challenge. “I’ve been in the restaurant business since I was sixteen and La Vieille Douane was the first restaurant I ever worked in,” she added.
Drawing on her experience as a caterer, besides offering restaurant services which will include daily lunch specials, Angel will have prepared meals ready for over the counter take-out orders. The restaurant will also be available to rent in its entirety for special occasions.
Angel in the Heart of your Kitchen will be open Wednesdays to Saturdays, beginning at 10:00 am.