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December 21, 2016

HMSHost Opens Pork & Pickle Gastropub and BBQ Restaurant at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport

HMSHost brings exclusive restaurant to Canadian travellers

HMSHost’s Pork & Pickle at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s Domestic Terminal. Photo credit: Aéroports de Montréal

MONTREAL — Montreal travellers no longer need to cross the border to feast on true U.S. Southern-style barbecue with the opening of Pork & Pickle at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s Domestic Terminal. As travellers make their way through the terminal, they get a whiff of sizzling, mouth-watering wood-smoked barbecue – a smell that triggers personal memories of outdoor picnics with all the fixings and summer time fun with family and friends.

Global restaurateur HMSHost brought the comforting tastes and smells of barbeque to travellers with its exclusive gastropub and BBQ restaurant, Pork & Pickle. Pork & Pickle at Montréal-Trudeau runs a custom all-natural wood fire smoker 24/7 to keep up with the food demands of hungry airport travellers. Pork & Pickle is one of the rare restaurants in an airport that smokes meats on-site to give guests an authentic wood-smoked barbecue experience. The custom-made smoker facilitates all the smoking of the succulent meats featured on the menu – from breakfast sausage to chicken wings to beef brisket.

“We are thrilled to bring this HMSHost exclusive restaurant concept to Montreal travellers, offering them authentic Southern-style barbecue in a great atmosphere,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Stephen Douglas. “Through our partnership with Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Pork & Pickle’s opening further enhances and showcases the airport’s recent dining upgrades.”

“The new Pork & Pickle restaurant opened very recently but is already a hit for our passengers,” said Charles A Gratton, Vice-President, Real Estate and Commercial Services, with Aéroports de Montréal. “This new restaurant, part of our recently revamped commercial offering in the domestic area, provides our passengers with a unique combination of southern-style and typical Montreal flavours, and delights smoked on-site in our very own low temperature food smoker, quite a rarity in an Airport environment.”

Pork & Pickle’s menu emphasizes high-quality, barbecue and a wide selection of local and craft beers to match. Montréal-Trudeau travellers can choose from locally inspired favourites with a BBQ spin, such as the Plate Smoked Brisket Poutine with cheese curds and gravy, or the hearty Montreal Style Smoked Meat which is piled high on rye with mustard. They’ll also find savoury traditional fare cooked to perfection such as the flavour packed smoked pork spare ribs, a Cobb salad, and twists such as ‘Dirty Chips’ made with BBQ trimmings. Draft beers from Québec and other local Canadian breweries offer the perfect beverage pairing.

While dining on Pork & Pickle’s premium food and drinks, travellers can relax by the floor to ceiling windows that overlook the tarmac in an updated, classic pub environment that reflects a mix of French country side bistro and a southern smokehouse atmosphere. The rustic back bar and reclaimed woods throughout provide a warm welcome. 

This restaurant opening at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport marks HMSHost’s third Pork & Pickle, with the first two locations at Kansas City International Airport and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Pork & Pickle joins a growing number of new HMSHost dining locations at Montréal-Trudeau this year including L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel, Avenue des Canadiens, Bistrot, ICE Bar, John Molson Public House, and Montréal Cuisine de Rue. A full list of HMSHost locations at Montreal-Trudeau is available here: www.hmshost.com/map#/airport/4340.  

HMSHost Leading the Industry

HMSHost has been recognized by the industry as the top provider of travel dining with awards such as 2016 Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator (for the ninth consecutive year) and Food Operator with the Highest Regard for Customer Service (for the seventh year) by Airport Revenue News. HMSHost has also been recognized by Airports Council International-North America, receiving First Place for Best New Food and Beverage (Full-Service Concept) for 1897 Market at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and First Place for Best Innovative Consumer Experience Concept for its Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

About HMSHost

Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe, including 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.8 billion and employs more than 37,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of around €4.3 billion in 2015, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,200 stores in over 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at fb.com/HMSHost and on Twitter at @HMSHost.

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