Downtown Montreal Is Now Home to a Sleek New Chinese-Peruvian Fusion Restaurant
Chinese-Peruvian fusion cuisine is now represented in Montreal, with new restaurant Chifa open on de Bleury, under a skilled chef.
It’s headed up by chef Marcel Larrea, who cut his teeth at former Village restaurant Mezcla — with co-owner David Dumay, they’ve set up a modern space just south of Rene-Levesque. They’re joined by David Schmidt (see also: bars Pelicano and Pamplemousse), as the restaurant’s designer and creative director.
This isn’t Larrea’s first foray into the world of Peruvian fusion — along with Dumay and Schmidt, he’s known for Tiradito, right next door, which specializes in Nikkei cuisine, a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisines.