Léo Boire + Manger, Le Westin Tremblant's New Landmark Dining And Après Experience

Léo Boire + Manger, Le Westin Tremblant's New Landmark Dining And Après Experience Opens Wednesday, July 3 at 5 PM

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July 9, 2024

Mont-Tremblant, Québec (July 2, 2024) — Le Westin Tremblant proudly announces the opening of Léo boire + manger, the popular resort destination’s newest dining experience that effortlessly transitions guests from day to night. In partnership with Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality, this chef-driven brasserie offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, redefining the culinary landscape in Tremblant.

Québécois in inspiration with multicultural culinary accents throughout, Léo will open its doors for dinner to the public on Wednesday, July 3 at 5pm.

Léo’s culinary vision is driven by O&B Corporate Executive Chef Anthony Walsh, Montréal’s Bar George Executive Chef Kevin Ramasawmy and Chef de Cuisine Luc Le Gourvellec from Bar George who will now be resident chef at Léo. Together, these chefs bring a love of quality, seasonal ingredients, playful conviviality and connection to the forefront of Léo’s menu. Familiar yet refined, the menu lends itself well to everything from avant and après bites to celebratory feasts, family dinners and social gatherings.

“We are thrilled to introduce Léo, a very special dining destination that brings a newfound glory to Tremblant” said Guillaume Parent, President and Managing Partner, GPHC Capital, which owns Le Westin Tremblant. “This restaurant not only delivers an exceptional culinary experience but also serves as a cornerstone in the re-imagining of our hotel while elevating our region’s hospitality. Léo embodies the spirit of Tremblant, blending world-class cuisine and design with the warm, inviting ambiance that our guests cherish. We are confident that Le Westin Tremblant will become the heart of entertainment and dining in Tremblant, and Léo will set a new standard for culinary excellence in the area.”

“Mont-Tremblant has always been close to my heart, and we want to faithfully honour the ingredients, seasonality and classic recipes of the region,” says Chef Walsh, a proud Montréal native who took one of his first ski runs on the resort’s trails, and currently oversees Oliver & Bonacini restaurants across Canada, including Bar George in Montréal. “We look forward to welcoming guests for a chic-meets-accessible brasserie experience and serving them dishes so delicious that they can’t wait to return.”

Open year-round, Léo will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as weekend brunch and bar bites in its 130-seat restaurant, offering a variety of options for nearby residents, resort guests and daytrippers to relax, dine and indulge. Stars of the dinner menu include Seared Foie Gras with brioche, compressed pineapple, hazelnut, albufera sauce and rum; Scallop Risotto with fried boudin noir, apple and sea asparagus; and Beef Wellington with carrots, Québec mushrooms and Bordelaise sauce. For dessert, the signature Rum Baba and the Profiterol are showstoppers. Presented tableside, these sweets transform dining into an extraordinary spectacle. Imagine the Rum Baba, soaked in rich, flavourful rum, being flambéed right before your eyes, and the Profiterol, elegantly drizzled with warm chocolate sauce, creating a visual and gustatory masterpiece. These desserts are not just a conclusion to your meal; they are an unforgettable experience.

Léo will also showcase a robust wine list emphasizing diverse winemakers, including strong local representation, with a wide range of varietals and price points. Inspired by Bar George’s cocktail culture, Léo’s well-curated cocktail list balances beloved classics with signature recipes such as a Deluxe Old Fashioned with Angel’s Envy bourbon, Appleton 8 rum and demerara syrup and The Last One with Patrón Reposado tequila, Del Maguey mezcal, blueberry and eucalyptus cordial, and lime. Léo’s design mirrors the region’s storied topography, gradually revealing its splendour just like the mountain it is nestled into. Upon entry, guests pass through an impressive and immersive 600-bottle wine room, setting the stage for the unique journey ahead. Descending the “piste” to the second level, they are greeted by a host stand situated in front of a warm fireplace, embodying the cozy ambiance of a European mountain lodge.

Drawing inspiration from the Canadian Shield and the rich colour palate of the Tremblant region, Léo features natural fabrics in warm sage, amber and earthy neutrals. Inviting bouclé and soft velvets counterpoint the light and dark honed marbles with intricate and mellifluous veins and layered wood and brass and stone accents that anchor the dining room. The inviting aromas and dynamic activity from the open show kitchen highlight the creativity of the culinary artists, creating a sensory experience all day and night. Bathed in natural light, the restaurant offers breathtaking views of Tremblant’s majestic scenery and the charming Promenade Deslauriers, with its inviting galleries and shops.

On the main floor, the bar provides casual seating by day, transforming in the evening with warm lighting as guests swap their ski boots for fashionable footwear. The lively atmosphere is enhanced by the sounds of a DJ, creating the perfect setting for an après soirée. This transformative space echoes the aspirational vibes of some of the world’s most coveted ski resorts, positioning Le Westin Tremblant as the new epicenter of dining and entertainment in the region.

Léo offers a preview of the exciting transformations underway at Le Westin Tremblant. Recently acquired by GPHC Capital and operated by Atlific Hotels, the Grand Dame of Tremblant is set to unveil a new spa and wellness facility, fitness center, and updated public spaces in the coming weeks. Additionally, The Terrace at Léo is scheduled to open this summer, promising more exciting offerings for the all-season resort.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates from Le Westin Tremblant and Léo

Léo will be open daily for all-day dining. For more details including up-to-date menus, hours and reservations, please visit leotremblant.com and follow along on @leotremblant on Instagram and Facebook.

About Le Westin Tremblant

Rising majestically from the base of Mont-Tremblant, one of National Geographic’s “25 world’s best ski towns,” Le Westin Tremblant features exceptional accommodations that allow reconnecting with nature year-round. Managed by Atlific Hotels, the hotel offers nearly 4,000 square feet of thoughtfully designed meeting and banquet space that can be adapted to accommodate weddings and corporate retreats alike. All 122 guestrooms are equipped with a fireplace and plush bedding featuring the next-generation Westin Heavenly Bed for a restful stay. Hailed as “an oasis of contemporary cool in the heart of Tremblant’s slopeside community” by the Montreal Gazette, Le Westin Tremblant offers a year-round heated pool, world-class spa and wellness centre. With its signature wellness programs, Le Westin Tremblant is committed to helping guests reconnect with nature and find peace of mind by focusing on well-being. At Le Westin Tremblant, guests can eat, sleep, move, feel, work, and play well. For more information, please visit westintremblant.com

About Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality

Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality is recognized as one of Canada’s leading restaurant and event groups. With locations in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax and beyond, O&B’s diverse portfolio includes a collection of unique and innovative restaurants, event spaces and several strategic partnerships.

About Atlific Hotels

Atlific Hotels is one of the leading hotel management companies in Canada operating over 30 hotels with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Atlific Hotels has over 60 years of experience managing well-known Canadian hotels, resorts, and extended-stay properties. The company has built a reputation for offering comprehensive accounting reporting, information technology solutions and support, strategic revenue-generating sales and marketing plans, and award-winning revenue management programs. Atlific Hotels’ parent company, Ocean Properties Ltd., owns and operates over 100 hotels throughout the United States. Together they make up the fifth largest privately-owned hotel management company in North America, operating independent hotels and resorts as well as internationally recognized hotel brands such as Marriott, IHG and Hilton. For more information, please visit www.atlifichotels.com.

About GPHC Capital

GPHC Capital is a private equity firm investing in hospitality and real estate ventures. In 2021, the company acquired Le Westin Tremblant and its ancillary operations.