“Être avec toi” (“To be with you” in French) is the result of a joint work between MASSIVart, W Montréal, BPC, SID LEE Architecture and Ivanhoé Cambridge. This unique restaurant, placed on the W ground floor, mixes art and lifestyle.
Ê.A.T (Être Avec Toi) blurs the boundaries of art access by offering its clients art right on their table. Halfway between a gallery and a restaurant, the pieces become furniture and waiters become artistic mediators. The ê.a.t waiting staff has been trained to answer the clients’ questions on the artistic content.
The artistic integration from MASSIVart under Arthur Gaillard’s curation celebrates the Montreal diversity through tailor made pieces by Montreal artists only, whether they are settled or growing. From the tables (by Jason Wasserman) to the murals (by WIA & Stikki Peaches), through booths (Jason Cantoro), to the windows (Scaner), the artists literally took visual control of the place. An undeniable reflect of the Montreal culture, its symbols, its history and its countless murals.
As seen on the bar, Denis Coderre, Montréal’s Mayor by Jason Wasserman. In the background Ludwig van Beethoven and a hockey player using Montreal’s team colors by WIA and Stikki Peaches. (Photo credit: Stéphane Brugger)
“With this project, we can really see the value creation that artists bring to a company like W and, through live performances and the finest ambiance, to its clients.” – Philippe Demers, Chief Executive Officer of MASSIVart and Founder of Chromatic Festival
Customers can check out live art performances by Alan Ganev, Botkin, Bonar and Labrona on selected dates between the months of December 2015 and February 2016, while enjoying meals carefully prepared right in front of them under the supervision of celebrated executive chef Sébastien Giannini. Customers have the privilege of choosing their drink from a collection of more than 200 international bottles, thanks to the Bar director Simon Faucher and New-York cocktails creator Eben Klemm.
E.A.T invites you on a journey of palatable food & drinks and creative expressions.