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Park's sushi pop-up in the Ritz-Carleton's Palm Court is the fanciest thing we've seen all year

Pop-ups don't always need to be cheap flashes in pans, and Antonio Park's proving that with a sushi experience inside one of Montreal's most luxury hotels.

JP Karwacki
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JP Karwacki

COVID-19's arrival threw a lot of things into a state of uncertainty, at least to the point that we never thought we could enjoy pure luxury anytime soon. Flash forward to now, and Montreal's got Park au Ritz, arguably the fanciest pop-up to set up shop in the city. The announcement of this month-long partnership comes a few weeks after the announced departure of Maison Boulud's chef of 8 years, Riccardo Bertolino.

Antonio Park won't be taking the helm of Maison Boulud, but activating a novel sushi experience out of the Ritz-Carleton's Palm Court. "It's a partnership with the Ritz, so there is no link with Maison Boulud," Park said in an interview with Time Out Montreal.

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C’est le Jour J! ‘Park au Ritz’ commence ce soir à 18h. Rejoignez-nous a la Cour des Palmiers pour un voyage culinaire. (Nous ne prenons pas de réservation pour ce soir). Pas disponible ce soir? L’expérience ‘Park au Ritz’ vous sera offerte du jeudi au samedi de midi a 21h jusqu’au 24 octobre. Réservation : (514) 842 4212 ou lien en bio ______________ It’s Sushi Day! ‘Park au Ritz' starts tonight at 6 p.m. Join us at the Palm Court for a culinary journey. (We are not taking reservations for this evening). Not available tonight? Experience ‘Park au Ritz’ experience Thursday through Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. until October 24. Reservation: (514) 842 4212 or link in bio @chefantoniopark @chefantoniopark @katiaritzmtl

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From September 24 to October 24, Thursdays to Saturdays from noon to 9pm, guests can reserve seats inside the prestigious Palm Court or at the opulent Salon Ovale for services of nigiri, sashimi and maki that have made the restaurant and chef, Park, a celebrity in the Montreal restaurant scene.

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The pop-up restaurant may be located within some seriously fancy digs, but the price point is reasonable when considering high-class service and quality: With nigiri ranging from $12 to $25 for two pieces and makis going from $18 to $25 for four morcels, the menu gives a good indication of the quality of the products and the know-how of the chef. Definitely worth a trip for a light lunch, glamorous aperitif or a full evening downtown.

The Park at the Ritz pop-up event runs from September 24 to October 24, Thursday to Saturday between 12 pm and 9 pm, with or without reservation. This article was translated with edits from the original story by Tommy Dion for Time Out Montreal.

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