Purple, Yellow & Beige: Fabergé in Montreal

"Au Hasard" is the closest term to "Random" in French. The color scheme of new Montreal brunch spot Fabergé was inspired by the old LA Lakers' jersey. In theory, the combination of pale purple, marigold yellow and beige sounds as appetizing as old eggs. In practice, it works.

Under the direction of Fabergé co-owner Devin DeSousa, the design team created an interior that reminds any out-of-town visitor that Montreal is the design capitol of Canada. Team members included graphic designer Phillipe Legris, architect Maxime Gagné (of firm Laroche & Gagné) and local artists Howie Dewitt and Peru Dyer.

Along the back wall of the restaurant and continuing onto the ceiling is a fantastic mural with stylized depictions of the city's architectural landmarks. The idea of naming a brunch spot "Fabergé" could be bit too clever and risks having the concept overwhelming the experience. However Fabergé is a design delight; great decoration and ambiance. Potted plants in restaurants is a good thing!

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On a more personal note, it's a small miracle when my lactose and gluten intolerant boyfriend leaves a brunch spot satiated — the food is also excellent!

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