Chez’s Restaurant: Food Made From Love In Little Italy

Chez’s, the new kid on the block of College Street, is already making a name for itself. With a tantalizing menu and stellar food, this exciting new French bistro has it all: wines carefully selected from all over the world, a large choice of beers and cocktails, sharing plates, and twists on old favourites, such as smoked beef cheek poutine and roasted bone marrow with chimichurri sauce, bacon expresso marmalade, and grilled sourdough. 

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Helmed by Mike Bradshaw, chef and co-owner with Alexandra Velocci, the restaurant exudes an atmosphere of comfort and comradery, and the prices are reasonable, with mains from $13.50-$26.

Pan Seared Scallops with Pearl Couscous

Bradshaw honed his skills in Europe for 10 years, where he trained in prestigious Michelin Star restaurants in Paris and London. Upon his return to Canada, he realized his dream with the opening of his own restaurant.

Roasted Bone Marrow: Bacon Espresso Marmalade, Chimichurri, Grilled Sourdough

“Our goal has always been to create more than just food,” says Mike Bradshaw, Chef and Co-Owner. “We took our time to create an experience that customers will truly enjoy and want to revisit. We want our passion to translate beyond the plate.”

Smoked Beef Cheek Poutine: Smoked Cheese Curds, Crispy Bacon Bits, Gravy

Some highlights on the menu include octopus risotto and mushroom linguini (both pictured below). This is comfort food with sophistication, and the desserts, such as the Earl Grey Crème Brulee, are luscious.

 

Octopus Risotto: Braised Octopus, Parmasean Cheese

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