Jerry's gastronomic snack-bar:
A funny hybrid
By Sylvie Berthiaume
The Quebecois snack-bars of yesteryear, located on the edge of roads or street corners of poor neighborhoods and often given the name of their owners, travelled a lot recently...
Last year, that of Jerry has migrated to gastronomy: the Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, Jérôme Ferrer, has modified his own way these snack-bars classics, and has opened several on the corners of busy trendy streets of Montreal and its suburbs. And he is preparing to extend to the international, to let know about Quebec culture and gastronomy.
With a great sense of humor and openness to adventure, despite its toque of Grand Chef, Jérôme Ferrer is now partner with the largest humoristic festival in the world: "Just for Laughs".
As well, Jerry snack-bars make a special place to video screenings of the famous "gags", which are hundreds of comic situations with hidden camera.
That is all about the concept and its new developments.
Now, let’s sit at the table or at the counter.
Before and after the Grand Chef’s special touch
Here are among others, and in parallel, what it was by tradition, and how it is today:
Before: fat and soft white potato french fries
Now: crisp sweet potato french fries
Before: cabbage and vinegar salad
Now: celery remoulade salad
Before: grilled cheese made of almost-synthetic orange cheese
Now: grilled cheese with onion confit and quality cheddar
Before: pea soup
Now: lobster roll
Before: sauces: ketchup, American mustard, relish
Now: sauces: mayo/lemon, foie gras, fungi or pepper cream
Before: flattened beef hamburger
Now: hamburgers with pork frayed, or foie gras and duck confit, or veggie, etc.
Before: poutine french fries/brown sauce/sticky cheese
Now: meatless poutine, or teriyaki, or smoked beef, etc.
Before: strawberry, chocolate or caramel sundaes
Now: profiteroles with cream/sugar or choco-hazelnut sauce
Before: popcorn topped with salted butter
Now: popcorn with caramel/fleur de sel, or chocolate praline, or pear amandine, or white chocolate/coconut
All addresses on:
What else? Indulge and laugh now!