ISSUE 17  |  North Country

Les Touilleurs: A Kitchen Emporium in Montreal

April 28, 2014 5:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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 Franí§ois Longpré and Sylvain Cí´té 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 Franí§ois Longpré and Sylvain Cí´té 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.

Two more kitchen shops that we love? See San Francisco’s Best Kitchen Shop–Now Online and Kitchen As Still-Life in New York.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 20, 2010 as part of our Marine Life issue.