We are so excited to see the finishing touches go on our new restaurant… Grill 41 – opening September 23rd.
We closed the Elgin Cafe in early July and gutted the room completely before creating the new layout and desing, which is finally coming to completion. They are progressing so quickly this week – the bar is in, the painting done and tomorrow the carpets will be installed. By next Thursday (23rd Sept), we will open our doors to Grill 41 and I can’t wait.
Aurelio Petraglia is our new Chef and he comes with a very impressive resume. Born in Uruguay, he brings his red seal credentials and wealth of culinary experience from some of the finest five star restaurants in Canada and around the world to Grill 41. Aureleo started his career as an intern in Burgundy, France, at Bernard Loiseau’s three Michelin Star restaurant and has since gone on to work in Toronto, Dubai and most recently as the Executive Chef for the Relais & ChÔteaux Pavilions in Phuket, Thailand.
Our menu was developed by Petraglia with consultation with Chef Michael Smith. Chef Michael Smith has provided the table dÆh¶te menu with a sampling of his favourite flavours. The selection includes the ChefÆs famed Chowder, with PEI mussels, lobster, scallops and whitefish, Grilled Rib Eye with rosemary mushroom gravy and Just-baked Molten Dark Chocolate Cake. A portion of the proceeds from these dishes will be donated to the Ottawa Food Bank.
So come one, come all and sample our signature dish – Tarte Flamb