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Maison Publique aims to be a neighbourhood restaurant

maisonpublique 003.jpgMaison Publique is a new restaurant on Montreal's Plateau Mont-Royal that has attracted a lot of attention because it's backed by British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

Chef/owner Derek Dammann comes from the swank Old Port restaurant DNA, but he says he wants something more down-to-earth with Maison Publique. Although Oliver is an investor, Dammann has complete creative control.

The decor is somewhat rustic, and the restaurant is tucked away on a quiet residential street.

Dammann says even though the restaurant is associated with one of the most famous chefs in the world, he wants this to be the kind of place the neighbours feel comfortable coming for a drink and a bite to eat.

Go to our Facebook page for a photo album from our visit to the restaurant.  

Listen to Jeanette's interview with Derek:

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