June14Aug.192016

Special event

Past Event

Renowned Montreal chef Antonio Park settles in Old Montreal with his brand new pop-up restaurant Park x Phi.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 11 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Sunday and Monday: closed

Where: Espace Plateau (1st floor)

After their first successful collaboration during the Theater of Life series, the Phi Centre and renowned chef Antonio Park have once again joined forces with the Park Lunch Box project.

United by a desire to offer practical meals that don’t compromise on taste, the two partners will be spicing up Montreal’s culinary landscape with the Park x Phi pop-up counter.

Every Tuesday to Friday from June 14 to August 21, this exclusive food counter in the Phi Centre’s Espace Plateau will be serving up themed lunch boxes, which can be enjoyed on site (terrace of Espace Plateau) or packed up to go.

On the menu:
Turf Box ($20)
Surf Box ($20)
Bibimbap Bowl ($18)
Vegan Bowl ($16)
Phi Bowl ($18)

Antonio Park 

Antonio Park learned how to cook from his mom, watching her make things from scratch. They’d get our fruits and vegetables from their huge backyard garden. That’s where he learned the importance of freshness and quality. In 1990 Park moved to Burnaby, B.C., then to Montreal. In his teens, the famous chef worked as a dishwasher at a Chinese buffet, helped out at his parent’s dépanneur, and got his first kitchen job at his sister’s restaurant. He decided to get serious about cooking after apprenticing at her second restaurant, a Japanese place. So he packed up and went to Japan to learn from the source. Antonio Park loves Japanese food—it’s like Korean, but more delicate. Japanese is simple and zen. Korean is complex. They use the same ingredients—the ones he grew up with. Park has been a chef in Tokyo, Osaka, New York, Toronto, and Montreal. Now he owns the restaurants Park and Lavanderia. Something different and personal, something that’s all about who he really is.

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