At the 2016 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, women will take centre stage and the guest chef is no exception. Marie-Fleur St-Pierre, chef and owner of acclaimed restaurants Tapeo and Mesón, has been named the official chef of the tournament. She follows Laurent Godbout (2013–2014) and Stefano Faita (2015).
At only 34 years old, Marie-Fleur St-Pierre is a highly regarded chef who has helped make Montréal a leading gastronomic destination. The two restaurants she owns and runs are located in Villeray, just a stone’s throw from STADE IGA. Tapeo and Mesón both serve Spanish-inspired dishes.
“The Rogers Cup is proud to collaborate with such a passionate chef whose cuisine has enlivened the neighbourhood for several years already,” affirmed tournament director Eugène Lapierre. “Ms. St-Pierre will help design the menu of the Club Platine Banque Nationale Gestion privée 1859 and even drop in during the event. She will also create the hors d’oeuvres served at the cocktail to launch this summer’s Rogers Cup. There is no doubt that her contributions will enhance the ticketholder experience—a mission that Tennis Canada sets out for itself year after year.”
Marie-Fleur St-Pierre is also a businesswoman who is always seeking to share her love of fine food: 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 penned two cookbooks: Les tapas de Marie-Fleur and Les brunchs de Marie-Fleur.
“It is an honour for me to be taking part in such a high-profile event as the Rogers Cup in the Villeray neighbourhood,” said Marie-Fleur St-Pierre. “I can’t wait to have my cooking shine in a festive atmosphere. My wish for the players and myself is to serve well all week!”