Located in Montreal's fashionable Outremont neighborhood Les Touilleurs is a high-end kitchen emporium with a working demonstration kitchen and an impeccably designed interior by Louise Savoie.
Owners François Longpré and Sylvain Côté aim to create a "classic store with big open-pantry displays that evoke true kitchen feelings." Among the wares: Wüsthof-Trident knives, All-Clad and Mauviel pots and pans, and hand-carved, beeswax-finished maple spoons and paddles by Quebec artisan Tom Littledeer. The couple has also added Gourmet Trips, from Bretagne to Chicago, to their offerings.
Above: Les Touilleurs is located on Avenue Laurier Ouest in Outremont, Montreal.
Above: A window display of artfully assembled tart pans and rolling pins.
Above: The demonstration kitchen is integrated into the shop.
Above: Wooden spoons and paddles by Tom Littledeer, who learned his craft from his father. Photograph by Alexi Hobbs for Nowness in Secret Cities: Montreal.
Above: Classic casserole dishes in every size.
Above: A cake pan holds metal scoops, one of the many kitchen accessories sold in store and online.
Above: Colorful Dualit Toasters and other small appliances tidily displayed in a grid.
Above: Owners François Longpré and Sylvain Côté faciliate a series of workshops (in French) with guest chefs in the test kitchen.
Above: Les Touilleurs holds a workshop a week on topics ranging from pizza making and Japanese inspirations. For more information, go to Les Touilleurs.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 20, 2010 as part of our Marine Life issue.