From left to right: Charles A Gratton, vice president, real estate and commercial services, Aéroports de Montréal; Geoff Molson, president and CEO, Montreal Canadiens; and Stephen Douglas, vice president of business development, HMSHost. Photo Credit: CHC photo
Food and beverage (F&B) operator HMSHost has opened a new ice hokey themed restaurant at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Canada.
Avenue des Canadiens is a full-service dining experience inspired by the local National Hockey League (NHL) team, Montreal Canadiens. The bright and lively restaurant pays homage to the heritage of the team with memorabilia throughout, including jerseys, hockey sticks, pucks and oversized pictures showcasing the team’s past.
The Avenue des Canadiens menu includes pre-game appetizers such as Smoked Salmon À La Russe and Habs Parfait De Foie Gras, and main meals including rotisserie cooked baby back ribs, strip steak, pan seared arctic char, and a signature Club 1909 rotisserie chicken sandwich.
James Cherry, president and CEO of Aeroports de Montreal, the airport operator, said, “Avenue des Canadiens perfectly embodies our renewed offering at Montréal-Trudeau and our commitment to offering a truly Montréal experience, rather than something generic. This restaurant is part of our two recently opened commercial areas that will significantly expand our commercial services available to passengers, and we are delighted to welcome such a strong brand and symbol to our airport.”
Geoff Molson, CEO and president of Montreal Canadiens, said, “As an organization we take pride in being part of the Quebec and Canadian heritage as one of the most storied franchises in professional sports, and as such we are delighted to reinforce the bond that new and existing Canadiens fans have with the club as they walk through Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Airport. Hockey plays such a large role in our lives, it’s inspiring to know that travelers will get acquainted with our game and our team.”