Old Port of Montreal | The return of the Éclusiers Market

The Éclusiers Market is back for the summer!

Posted at 11:00 a.m.

Iris Gagnon Paradise

Iris Gagnon Paradise
The Press

This magnificent outdoor space, which can be visited from morning to evening, allows you to feel elsewhere without leaving the city. Owned by Devin DeSousa and Echo Vergil (Fabergé) for seven years, the place offers a multitude of options for gourmets: a coffee corner, operated by MELK, a large 250-seat terrace where you can eat and aperitif and, on weekends, a farmer’s market in the adjacent outdoor area, with around ten kiosks selling market garden or processed products and other local delicacies. All this is part of the mission that the place has given itself, explains Mr. DeSousa, which is to highlight the richness of the terroir and the work of local producers.

  • The café space is operated by MELK café.

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    The café space is operated by MELK café.

  • Dozen oysters and their mignonettes

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    Dozen oysters and their mignonettes

  • Devin DeSousa, co-owner of Marché des Éclusiers

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    Devin DeSousa, co-owner of Marché des Éclusiers

  • Two salads of the moment: beets and goat cheese from La Grise farm and garden salad

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    Two salads of the moment: beets and goat cheese from La Grise farm and garden salad

  • The kitchen team: Samuel Bruyère, Rafaèle Riva (shucker), Kevin Do (chef), Jim Mompremier, Yazan Saleh and Luke Robitaille

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    The kitchen team: Samuel Bruyère, Rafaèle Riva (shucker), Kevin Do (chef), Jim Mompremier, Yazan Saleh and Luke Robitaille

  • A selection from the wine list, signed by sommelier Colin Beaudoin

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    A selection from the wine list, signed by sommelier Colin Beaudoin

  • A latte to start your day off right

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    A latte to start your day off right

  • Homemade flatbread and spreads

    PHOTO ROBERT SKINNER, THE PRESS

    Homemade flatbread and spreads

  • A farmer's market is held every weekend.

    PHOTO ELIZABETH GARTSIDE – LE STUDIO AMEN PROVIDED BY MARKET DES ÉCLUSIERS

    A farmer’s market is held every weekend.

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This year, the menu, prepared in the large outdoor kitchen, is designed for sharing, with Mediterranean-inspired dishes, among others. Chief Kevin Do leads the brigade. “We do business with a dozen local and organic producers and artisans. Every week, we have new arrivals. We try not to distort the products, but to enhance the taste. It’s a simple menu, but made with lots of love! » Platter of fresh East Coast oysters and their mignonettes, spreads (hummus, tapenade, eggplant, kopanisti), flatbreads cooked to order, seasonal salads… It is indeed tasty and very well cooked. With a glass of wine or a cocktail made from alcohol and local ingredients, under the sun, you really feel like you’re on vacation!

400 de la Commune Street East, Montreal

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