Four years after the opening of Chez Cheval in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Louis-François Marcotte and his partner, actress Patricia Paquin, are expanding their addresses. On July 31, they inaugurated a second café-counter on the South Shore.

“I call it timings. I had no plans in this sense,” admits the chef, who was charmed by the premises of a former bistro.

Located in Sainte-Julie, near Highway 20, this young Horse looks a lot like its big brother and shares its mission to engage and integrate people living with an autism spectrum disorder.

On the menu, in addition to coffee and pastries, we find signature sandwiches that have been delighting customers since 2019, such as the ham and butter baguette or the Italian sandwich, garnished with eggplant, capicolle and mortadella. The arrival of fall will mark the appearance of soup and grilled cheese on the menu. “It’s comfortable, well-made and accessible food,” summarizes Louis-François Marcotte.

Tartare and poké bowls are also offered on certain days of the week. Ready-to-eat dishes, such as lasagna or butter chicken, as well as a few grocery products selected for their quality complete the offering of this friendly new address quickly adopted by locals and those passing through. .