Where: SAT Foodlab, Montreal, Quebec
Who cooks here: Michelle Marek and co-chef Seth Gabrielse
Yesterday I gave you a peek inside Montreal chef Michelle Marek's home kitchen, and today we're going to visit her restaurant. No, we don't usually write about restaurants at The Kitchn, but we certainly take inspiration for home cooking from them, and I felt that it would be interesting to talk to Michelle about how home and restaurant cooking differ from one another.
Those differences turn out to be less dramatic than I expected at Foodlab, an unusual restaurant that initially bootstrapped itself into existence with few resources; Michelle and her co-chef Seth carried appliances and tools into the restaurant straight from their own home kitchens, even biking in the food itself before they got stoves installed!
Here's what Michelle has to say about cooking with love and making do — at home and at the restaurant — and why her KitchenAid mixer has never made it back to her home kitchen.