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Beyond The Plate:  Authentic Agrikol

Montreal’s Agrikol has been a favoured destination for authentic Caribbean/Haitian food for years.

Celebrity chef Paul Toussaint formerly fronted the Arcade Fire-owned Agrikol.  When new chef Hans Marckley took over the kitchen in the epicentre of the gay village last summer, there was nothing but sunny skies and smooth sailing ahead. Then the pandemic hit and two crippling shutdowns. Young chef Marckley has faced those challenges head-on with smiles, hopefulness and a great menu. His features Curry pumpkin with white rice (burned curry spice with coconut milk ), Griot and pressed plantain (pork shoulder braised for 4hrs with plantain), Poisson gros sel (braised red snapper in a mix of parsley, thyme, garlic and bell pepper puree) and shrimp popcorn with passion fruit dip.

Agrikol
Agrikol
Agrikol

📷 Ezra Soiferman

General Manager Ralph Destine helped keep the restaurant’s business flowing with help from Lightspeed.  Having a robust e-commerce platform meant that they could meet the demand for take-out head-on.  To find out more, check out the latest episode of Beyond the Plate. Host Heidi Small chats with Chef Marckley and restaurant manager Ralph Destine as they make their way through the menu, talk customer loyalty, the supportive Montreal Haitian chef community and how they used Lightspeed to survive the pandemic.  

Lightspeed is the full-service restaurant POS that serves up outstanding experiences. Because technology has never been more important to restaurants, Lightspeed has launched eCom for Restaurant. Specifically designed to help Lightspeed Restaurant users seamlessly transition their businesses to online and integrate new revenue streams that will lead to long-term growth, eCom restauranteurs will benefit from the easy-to-setup and fully-customizable website that also includes several noteworthy features to help retain meaningful customer relationships and future-proof their business. Find out more by clicking here.

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