Welcome to Le Gourmand
At first you will notice the rustic timbers and appreciate the charm and beauty of our old stone walls ...but you'll leave remembering the exquisite dining experience that inspires you to come back, again and again. The cuisine is selective, both comforting and quite unexpected. Our commitment to you is unsurpassed.
Expect an intimate venue with the ambience of a private club. The mood is casual and the guests are remarquable. A Montreal Signature. A Pointe Claire Landmark. The ultimate in West Island Dining.
A Bit of History oN Le Gourmand
In the National Archives, it is named "La maison Pierre-Demers" after the builder, Pierre Demers, who bought this lot of land in 1847 and built his house using fieldstones from nearby quarries.
It was in 1909 that Stanislas Portelance, carriage builder and blacksmith, became the new owner. Historian Brian R. Matthews reports that the blacksmith shop was so tiny, you could only shoe a horse two legs at a time, hinquarters first.
Sold by the Portelance family around 1985, the house began its new vocation as a restaurant and has added to the prestige of Pointe-Claire Village ever since. Today, Stanislas Portelance’s descendants are a part of our treasured clientele.