Thank you very much for these 5 beautiful years in St-Henri. Unfortunately, our last day in business was Sunday June the 11th. Looking forward to meet again soon!
3426 NOTRE-DAME OUEST MONTRÉAL, QC H4C 1P2 | 514.846.3886
Saint-Henri occupies an important place in the rich history of Montreal. First rural, the landscape of this neighborhood changed with the pace of industrial growth, always attracting more workers to the region.
The team of culinary artisans ensures that everything they prepare is made from scratch, in house, by hand. Committed to the quality of local products, they work closely with local farmers to create their menu and offer the neighborhood of Saint-Henri something to remember, without forgetting a daring selection of wine and cocktails.
EVOO promises discoveries and nostalgia with every bite!
Peter Saunders, Sophie Ouellet and Claudie Harvey met while working together at restaurant DNA in early 2008. After quickly forming a unique and lasting friendship they realized each others talents. They often talked about their dreams of one day having a restaurant of their own. That dream has now been realized in the form of EVOO.
• PETER •
Dublin born and raised, Peter studied professional cookery at Dublin’s Cathal Brugha Street. From here he went on to work at Dublin’s Michelin starred l’Écrivian. Peter held the position of chef de parti in l’Écrivain. Here he worked primarily on pastry and discovered his love for bread making. After 18 months at l’Écrivian Peter left Ireland for a one year working holiday in Canada. Soon after he landed in Montreal, Peter realized he was in a city that he loved. He is now a Canadian permanent resident.
In April 2008 Peter started working in Derek Dammann DNA. He held the position of chef de parti for three and a half years before leaving to be the sous chef at Stelio Perpmbelon’s Sinclair, eventually going on to become the chef de cuisine.
In early 2012 Peter started planning to open his own restaurant with Sophie Ouellet and Claudie Harvey and in July 2012 EVOO was born.
• CLAUDIE •
Raised in Lac-St-Jean, Claudie Harvey grew up in a village where her parents ran a grocery store, which brought her, at a very young age, to take her first steps into the world of work. At 19 years old, she decided to leave Quebec to explore Canada. Her journey lead her to Whistler, British Columbia, where she worked as a waitress in an organic bistro.
Passionate for the tourism and the restaurant industry, she came back to Quebec to study at the Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec in international hotel management. During her studies, she worked in food service at DNA restaurant and Burgundy Lion. In summer 2010, she did an internship at a resort in Jamaica to improve her experience in various departments of hotel management. Finally, she completed her diploma with an internship in the sales departement at the Westin Montreal, where she worked , after graduation, for more than a year, as a housekeeping supervisor.
In early 2012 Claudie joined forces with her friends and ex-colleagues Sophie Ouellet and Peter Saunders and by July of that same year EVOO was born.
• SOPHIE •
After completing a Bachelor of Music at the University of Montreal, Sophie Ouellet decided to temporarily put aside her saxophone to pursue her passion: cooking.
She enrolled in the school kitchen ITHQ and completed her diploma in French cuisine followed by a specialization in pastry. She soon began working in some of Montreal’s most recognized restaurants: Les Chèvres et le chou, Bronte, and finally at DNA where she spent three and a half years as Sous Chief alongside Derek Dammann.
In winter 2010, she won first place in the contest “Toqué des fromages d’ici” at the Montreal High Lights Festival. This paved the way for her trip to Melbourne, Australia, where she worked with Shannon Bennett at Vue de Monde restaurant. Upon her return, she made a stopover in Paris for an internship with Jacques Genin, renowned pastry chef. This trip was a turning point in her career and her desire to open her own restaurant was now no longer an option but an undeniable outcome. Finally back, the restaurant Sinclair at Hotel St-Sulpice allowed Sophie to reconnect with the kitchen in Montreal, holding the position here as chef de cuisine. It was now time to take the plunge and in July 2012, with Claudie Harvey and Peter Saunders at her side, they opened EVOO, where they will serve cuisine soignée.
Canada’s Best New Restaurants of 2013
The brainchild of three first-time restaurateurs - Peter Saunders, Sophie Ouellet and Claudie Harvey - who met while working in the acclaimed former DNA kitchen, EVOO ushers in a modern, stylish-yet-casual dining experience to Montrealers.
EVOO for Brunch in St-Henri
I’ve been hearing quite a bit about EVOO since it has been open. The most recent article on this resto was the inclusion in a New York Times write up on St-Henri. Not bad. Reading up on their webpage, the team behind the restaurant is pretty impressive with all three doing time at the late DNA and other restaurants such as Sinclair, and Burgundy Lion.
A Creative Buzz Charges a Montreal Neighborhood
Heavy industry sustained the southwest Montreal neighborhood of Saint-Henri for more than a century. But after most factories shut down in the mid-1900s, Saint-Henri was left a gritty district of discount shops and greasy spoons whose main attraction was the Atwater Market farmers’ bazaar. Now, Saint-Henri’s low rents are drawing young creative types...
8 restos de brunchs originaux
EVOO Cuisine Soignée propose depuis peu de sustenter les estomacs dans Saint-Henri. Le soir, on y sert une cuisine française fusion qui, lors du brunch, se décline en plat de saucisses, d’œufs, de bacon, de boudin noir, de foie de porcelet et de pain, en assiette composée de jambon de porcelet de lait, d’épinards, de béchamel et de cheddar ou en plat de crevettes sautées, d’œufs pochés et de poivrons rouges. ...
Haute Cuisine with a Whole Lotta Heart at EVOO
Sometimes, when you walk into a restaurant for the first time, you can just tell that it’s a labour of love. And that was Peter Saunders’ goal in opening EVOO alongside partners Sophie Ouellet and Claudie Harvey, who met working in the kitchen at the now defunct DNA.“We wanted to open a place that we would want to go and eat, a place for fine dining but in a more casual atmosphere.
Les bonnes fourchettes
Cet établissement va assurément devenir un grand restaurant, avec ces trois jeunes qui arrivent du resto DNA et qui semblent avoir très bien appris. On y offre une cuisine simple, comme le cigare aux choux au lapin, l’oeuf croustillant ou encore le surprenant, surtout en ce moment, carpaccio de cheval.
No upcoming events but stay tuned.
3426 RUE NOTRE-DAME OUEST
MONTRÉAL, QC H4C 1P2
Thank you very much for these 5 beautiful years in St-Henri. Unfortunately, our last day in business was Sunday June the 11th.
Looking forward to meet again soon!