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Gita Seaton and the Nouveau Palais: from old-school diner to culinary hotspot

Thumbnail image for P1013840.JPGGita Seaton is the chef and co-owner of the Nouveau Palais diner in Montreal. The Nouveau Palais has been a fixture of the Mile End neighbourhood for over 70 years.

Gita and her two business partners bought the old diner in 2010, and in the course of the last year they transformed the Nouveau Palais into a culinary and cultural hot spot -- known especially for Gita's regular Cookies Unite events, which showcase young cooking talent.

Here's our chat with Gita about how she made the Nouveau Palais into one of the year's culinary success stories - and where she's taking the business now.

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