Celeb chef to cook up comfort food in Montreal
MONTREAL — Extending his growing food empire into Canada, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is taking a bite at the Montreal restaurant scene. He has taken up stakes in Rotisserie Laurier BBQ, the Montreal Gazette has learned. With restaurants in New York, Los Angeles and Florida, Ramsay, 44, already has a foothold in North America. Yet the unpretentious, family-style eatery will be his first foray into the Canadian restaurant scene.
Opened in 1936 and located on Laurier Avenue, the central Montreal institution has long been famous for its barbecued chicken, chicken noodle soup, hot chicken sandwiches and sugar pie.
As of next February it will be renamed Rotisserie Laurier BBQ by Gordon Ramsay, and the menu will include the house classics as well as salads, sandwiches, ribs and hamburgers. Known for his expletive-laced rants on cooking reality shows like Hell’s Kitchen, The F Word, and Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Ramsay most recently faced a whirlwind of personal problems.
Yet despite certain setbacks, Ramsay remains a bona fide superstar on the food scene and a successful restaurateur, with Michelin-starred restaurants in London as well as 12 Michelin stars to his name, surpassed only by French chefs Joel Robuchon and Alain Ducasse.
He’s also authored some 30 cookbooks, consults all over the world, and has a line of cookware and counter-top appliances.
— Postmedia News