Marie-Fleur St-Pierre, chef of renowned Montreal restaurants Mesón and Tapeo, for which she is also co-owner, will return as the official chef of the 2017 edition of the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank. She will be looking to top her highly-praised efforts at last year’s tournament, this time with her unique meals being made available to all spectators.
Marie-Fleur St-Pierre has garnered a reputation for being one of Montreal’s finest culinary artists. She has played an important role in branding the city as a leading gastronomic destination for locals and tourists alike. Her two restaurants, Mesón and Tapeo, offer Spanish-inspired dishes and are known for their authentic selection of tapas. The restaurants are located in the Villeray area and are within walking distance from STADE IGA, making Marie-Fleur St-Pierre a natural fit as the official chef of the tournament.
“The Rogers Cup is proud to welcome back Marie-Fleur St-Pierre for a second year in a row as the official chef,” stated tournament director Eugène Lapierre. “After making a great first impression last year with her menu in the Club Platine Banque Nationale Gestion privée 1859 and her appetizers at the opening cocktail, she comes back to the tournament this year with an even greater presence. In fact, she will design a special lunch-box chosen from an assortment of ready-to-eat dishes, which will be offered to the general public. There is no doubt that her contributions will further enhance the overall ticketholder experience—a mission that Tennis Canada sets out for itself year after year.”
Marie-Fleur St-Pierre is not only an accomplished chef, she is also a businesswoman, an author and a mother of two. In her spare time, she leads culinary workshops at Les Touilleurs kitchenware boutique and Mezza Luna cooking school and hosts the television show Marie-Fleur et ses tapas on Zeste. She has published two cookbooks: Les tapas de Marie-Fleur (2010) and Les brunchs de Marie-Fleur (2014).
“It is a great honour for me to rub shoulders with the best players in tennis again this year,” said Marie-Fleur St-Pierre. “I am very pleased to see the Villeray neighborhood come alive with the beat of the Rogers Cup. I am hoping for a tournament full of enjoyment and sunshine and wish good luck to all of the players.”
This summer, Montreal will welcome the best male tennis players in the world for this ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event. The tournament will feature a variety of activities for all ages, starting with the free Milk Family Weekend from August 4-6. Fans will have the chance to watch qualifying matches as well as attend the practice sessions of some of the top players in the world, such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Canada’s own Milos Raonic.
Tickets are available online at www.couperogers.com or by phone at 1-855-TENNIS-0 (1-855-836-6470), extension 1.