Nearly 250 upscale dining experience free of charge to health care workers

Près de 250 repas haut de gamme gratuits pour les travailleurs de la santé

MONTREAL – A restaurateur’s renowned Montreal has decided to offer a gourmet meal free of charge to health care workers, next Tuesday, the day after the reopening of the restaurants in the metropolis.

“I want to receive them in an atmosphere of a restaurant. I know a lot of restaurateurs have offered meals to take to the hospital,” said Jean-François Corriveau, co-owner of two restaurants and a butcher shop in the neighbourhood of Griffintown.

“At Makro, we created a new menu and Tuesday will be the first evening that you will have the opportunity to test it. Usually, when I want to test the menu, I make a supper free of charge for loyal customers. There, I decided to do this for the people who work in the health care environment,” said the shareholder of the institutions Grinder, Makro Fisheries, meat cleaver and Butcher’s Grinder.

To book his place in the Makro Fisheries, Mr. Corriveau insists, however, on a few conditions.

“There will be nearly 250 seats, with two services, one at 18: 30 and the other at 20: 30. People will be able to book by email and not by phone. People who reserve will need to show proof, such as their hospital card”, has he said.

“Only front-line workers will be admitted to this gourmet meal. I do not accept someone who wants to come with his spouse. They can come to four or five colleagues. It is an experience really only for health care workers: the guy that washes the floors at the hospital the specialist physician,” said Mr. Corriveau.

Finally, clients who work in the health field will have the opportunity to taste the delicacies of the new chief Jeremiah Marcille.

“This will not be hot dogs with mustard. What will be dishes from the regular menu, like the octopus, the rib-eye of lamb chop. I promise you that it will be good”, he concluded.

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