If you look up the word passionate in the dictionary, Georges Amar’s picture will be there. His passion for tempting, upscale, delicious food, coupled with his sincere caring for his customers is to be envied and emulated and a recipe for success.
It is this passion that propelled him to open his newest venture – BSTRO with his catering company Renaissance on the same premises.
BSTRO has many things going for it: Plenty of free parking, central location (Royalmount and Devonshire), eclectic, warm, retro décor and most of all, absolutely heavenly food.
This past Passover, Georges decided to remain open for Chol Hamoed Passover. His kitchen was already koshered for Passover as he supplied kosher meals to the prisons in and around Montreal. While people know his catering company, Renaissance, Passover solidified his restaurant.
During the intermediate days of Passover his restaurant was packed from 11:00 am until past midnight. Unless one serves good food, this doesn’t happen. As it turns out, Georges, together with his wife Deborah, could almost not keep up with the demand. Hence, they went from just being a lunch restaurant to both lunch and dinner.
By now you must be wondering what they serve. Suspense is over. They have two elaborate menus, one for lunch the other for dinner.
Lunch can be a poke bowl with tuna, salmon, chicken, surimi (fake crab) or another kind of salad – one that they have prepared or one that you choose. We can tell you from experience that the poke bowl mixture explodes in your mouth with each bite.
Baguettes, Panini and Bagels loaded with spicy or plain tuna, Wilensky special or, if you really want to go all out, a club sandwich are on the menu. A salad bar and home-made hummous are also big hits for lunch.
The dinner fare is chic and enticing. From pargiot to kefta, steak, mixed grill or fish, they have you covered. Each entrée comes with French fries or rice and a green salad
No need to cook for Shabbat or weekends. BSTRO’s take-out menu rivals anyone in the city. Salads, fish, chicken, meats, vegetables, breads and cakes are readily available and cooked with the same passion and deep respect for those who purchase their food.
La Renaissance Catering
Taking its cue from our cosmopolitan city, La Renaissance Catering has managed, over the past 18 years, to merge Sephardic and Ashekenazi cuisine to create the ultimate marriage of delectable food. If you look at nothing else on their website (larenaissancegourmet.com) check out the wedding cakes. Literally for-fainting.
No matter where your venue, no matter what your occasion, wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, bris, engagement party, bridal shower, special birthday or just because, Georges will cater your event as though it were his own. He is thoroughly familiar with the Windsor, Crown Plaza, The Chevra, Shaar Hashomayim, the Spanish and Portuguese, TBDJ and any other MK venue.
The Bottom Line
Georges Amar is a household name in Montreal when it comes to the catering and restaurant industries. He has survived and thrived where others have come and gone. The main reason goes back to the first paragraph and the word passion. When one is passionate about what they do, as Georges said, “There is no day or night. We work to serve our customers.”
In today’s fast-paced world, both BSTRO and La Renaissance stand out among the rest of the crowd for good reason – they value their customers and serve the best of the best food.
BSTRO – Prét À Manger
La Renaissance Gourmet 514.887.9875
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