Back then Outremont was a nice neighborhood not the snob and chichi place it has become today. My mom would go to the house everyday to supervize the renovations and would bring me along.
We would often go to Rotisserie Laurier for lunch. It felt just like heaven. The moist chicken, the crisp fries....The gravy!
This pic came from the internet, sorry about the poor quality.
As a teenager I would often meet friends on the weekend for fries with gravy and their signature dessert warm moka. It was a squarrish piece of chocolate coffee cake warmed so the icing would run all over. Quite decadent for the time (remember this was the 80's).
It was a really popular place for a late night snack for those who partook in party activities.
The restaurant was opened in 1936. It was a MUST for the chicken lovers. There is no more information to be found on the web, it's like they never existed except for the address. Too bad the McCord museum doesn't 'stuff' on the place....This was the quintesial chicken place. People in the know didn't go to St-Hubert BBQ (the big chain) but to smaller places.
In November 2010 Gordon Ramsay (Hell's Kitchen and other reality shows) bought an interest in the restaurant (????) and only minor changes were supposed to happen.
Just last week all of the employees learned that the restaurant would close (via letter) and that they would ALL loose their jobs.
Gordon THAT SUCKS! I hope you renovate and hire everybody back. Most of them have been working there for 30 years.We want our rotisserie chicken back! And the warm moka cake! LOL
Guess what? Right this minute we have a snowstorm in progress! OMG! It's only wednesday and believe it or not the train has been late twice this week, my boss has been really understanding, I hope I won't be late tomorrow!