From the kitchen of the heart to take on the King West

A new ready-to-eat counter will open at 1338 King Street West in Sherbrooke starting Friday. Madame Dupont & Co., run by two experienced food enthusiasts, will specialize in home cooking, “made with heart” and accessible to all types of diets.
“If someone gets dinner and serves vegans, vegans, gluten-free people and meat-eaters, he can find everything in one place! We have it for everyone, be it gourmet or conventional, “says Élisabeth Dupont, co-owner of the new business and founder of Maison Cannelle in Richmond. Convincing a new project after the sale of her business, Ms. Dupont this time decided to partner with her friend Brigitte Lalande, the one who identifies with the joke as the “& cie” in the equation.

“I was looking for the right idea,” said Mrs. Dupont. We really had a match to start something perfect for both of us. ”

Ms. Lalande owned a number of establishments, including Granby Crusted Bakery and Richmond McCormick Café, which was destroyed by fire in 2012.

“I’m having fun saying that I was born in a grocery basket. My whole family is in the diet. When I go to a new country, it is always the grocery store that I will see first! Shares Mrs. Lalande, under the nods of her accomplice.

The two women alone will hold this new counter, which will include pates, salads, soups, coffee, various types of desserts and all kinds of meals cooked on site. It will offer a “very special service”, allowing customers to pre-order a pie that they can get hot and ready to eat. Lunch boxes will also be prepared daily. A little attention for the surrounding workers, as well as the opening hours: from 7:30 to 17:30 on weekdays. Trade may be open with reduced hours on Saturdays, while homeowners will enjoy Sunday to rest.

“Many products will also be available by weight. People will be welcome to bring their container so we can fill it with stew or salad for example! Says Mrs. Dupont.

For the opening, the two friends focused on the “holiday” products, aware that their pies or their fruit cakes will come to the rescue of a few guests in the coming weeks.

Various local products will also be offered on the shelves of the trade, as the tea of ​​the Sherbrooke company Les Zerbes folles.

Half Art Gallery

If half of the local will be occupied by counters, refrigerators and freezers well stocked, the other part will serve as an art gallery for the painter and graphic designer François Haguier, who is also the spouse of Mrs. Dupont. The place, which once housed Decoration Marielle Groleau, was too perfect for such a wedding, says the artist. Several works should be installed on Saturday, says one who will ensure a regular presence on the premises, and who even think to create on the spot at times.

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