Get ready to indulge in an extraordinary experience for all your senses as Emmanuelle, a breathtaking 3,500 square-foot rooftop lounge, opens its doors on June 29, 2023. Nestled on the 5th floor of the 2-22 glass-encased building, this new space offers a panoramic view of the Quartier des spectacles at the intersection of Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Sainte-Catherine Street. This intimate oasis, inspired by the famous 1974 French film Emmanuelle, promises to captivate and charm you from the moment you step inside.
The mastermind behind this endeavor is Donald Lauture, a celebrated Montréal-based international DJ and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the nightlife scene. Having traveled the globe, visiting prestigious establishments in cities like Hong Kong, Vienna, London, Dubai, Paris, Doha, and Monaco, Lauture drew inspiration to create a gathering place dedicated to indulging in life’s pleasures.
Collaborating with the renowned Atelier Zébulon Perron, Emmanuelle‘s design embraces warm colors and noble materials, inviting guests into a private salon-like setting. Blending contemporary elements with carefully chosen vintage pieces, every detail has been meticulously curated to ignite your senses and create an unforgettable ambiance. With a seating capacity of 140 guests (or 275 for cocktails), the lounge exudes sophistication, elegance, and world-class hospitality.
Emmanuelle‘s commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect, from the décor to the reception, service, menu, cocktails, music, and sound quality. Lauture and his team have scrutinized and questioned each element to infuse Emmanuelle with that elusive “je ne sais quoi” that will leave you enchanted.
One of Emmanuelle‘s standout features is its four-season pergola, an architectural masterpiece that offers an unparalleled view of the Quartier des spectacles, Saint-Laurent Boulevard, and the Old Port. Designed in New York and constructed in Turkey, this stunning pergola accommodates 55 people seated and 75 standing year-round.
Its automated guillotine window system allows the terrace space to open in the summer, creating an enchanting atmosphere where you’ll feel like you’re floating in a mythical place. During the winter months, the heated pergola offers a cozy setting to enjoy the view of a snow-covered city while basking in Emmanuelle‘s comforts.
Emmanuelle‘s culinary offerings promise to be as extraordinary as its ambiance. Renowned Chef Nick Bramos, with an impressive background in prestigious establishments such as Four Seasons Marcus, Toqué!, Taverne Monkland, and Succeda, has crafted a menu of small sharing dishes that showcase an amalgamation of flavors and travels.
Complementing the culinary delights, Dimitry Saint-Louis has designed a signature cocktail menu that utilizes premium spirits and seasonal ingredients, catering to every palate. The creative energy behind each dish and cocktail will captivate and delight Emmanuelle’s esteemed guests.
Emmanuelle‘s official opening at the end of June marks the arrival of a sophisticated and sensory haven in the heart of Montréal. Prepare to embark on a journey that will awaken your senses, introduce you to fascinating strangers, and leave you yearning for more.
Here is what you need to know about Emmanuelle
Date: Opening Thursday, June 29, 2023
Location: The 2-22 | 2 St Catherine St E, Montreal, Quebec H2X 1K4
Opening Hours: Thursday to Saturday, from 5PM until early morning
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