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Jean Bedard

By Mike Cohen

Just over a year after P.F Chang’s closed its Decarie/Rue des Jockeys location, the brand is back under the exact same roof with an interesting twist.

While P.F. Chang’s remains very much in operation at Carrefour Laval, its Decarie spot was replaced by a state-of-the-art Cage: Brasserie Sportive which opened last February. It is an excellent takeout selection during these difficult COVID-19 times.  General Manager Emile Haykal was the operating partner for P.F. Chang’s and during the early days of the pandemic, he worked out of the Laval location and noticed how many people were driving from the West End for takeout orders. “Customers from Hampstead, Côte Saint-Luc and TMR really missed us,” he said.

Haykal approached Group Sportscene CEO Jean Bédard with an idea to offer limited menu items for takeout at Decarie and it is already a big hit. Available for pickup is wonton soup, dumplings (shrimp and pork), vegetarian spring rolls, dynamite shrimp and California and spicy tuna sushi.

To place an order call (514) 731-2020   or go to https://pfchangs.ca/order-online-laval/#/. You can select the Decarie location or order via Uber Eats.

Mike Cohen checks out the revitalized La Cage Brasserie Sportive at the Bell Centre and the Moishes Steak

    When I sat down with Groupe Sportscene President Jean Bedard recently, he spoke glowingly about the restaurants under the company umbrella: La Cage, Brasserie Sportive; Moishes Steakhouse; PF Chang’s and Avenue.

    We were chatting at the now-former PF Chang’s on Decarie, which will be converted into a state of the art Cage facility by next spring. Bedard asked whether I had experienced the newly renovated Bell Centre location, urging me to do so. On a recent Sunday afternoon, I did just that.