Il Bazzali, is CuisineOpera’s Montreal restaurant. Using seasonal market ingredients, the Chefs combine regional cuisine from France and Italy. Guests dine in a warm and cozy environment ideal for intimate dinners or cocktail parties. ‘CuisineOpera’ prides themselves on eco-friendly practices.
Davide Bazzali was born in Pontremoli, Tuscany, near Lucca, the hometown of Giacomo Puccini. He spent his informative years in Parma, the city of Giuseppe Verdi. He studied at the Alberghiero di Salsomaggiore and at the age of nineteen began his career as a chef. Since then, Bazzali has traveled internationally, exporting his passion and experience in Italian cuisine. He has studied theater and voice, and has worked with several musical and theatrical groups in both Canada and Italy. Bazzali enjoys working in several musical genres, blending lyrical voice techniques with International repertoires. Bazzali’s company CuisineOpera is an amalgamation of his two passions; Italian cuisine and lyrical voice technique.
After attending the prestigious ‘Lycée Albert De Mun’ in Paris, Leclere worked for several years in various renowned institutions in the French capital. He then spent 18 months in the United States, where he perfected his culinary skills under Chef Paul Bocuse. Upon returning to France, he was Chef at the hotel and restaurant “Hotel Printania“ on the seafront of the beautiful Emerald Coast in Brittany, France. His curiosity and desire for travel lead him to Montreal, Quebec. Here he worked as head Chef under Giovanni Appollo and as head chef at ‘Joverse’ in the Old Port. A meeting of minds and creativity sparked the partnership between Leclere and Davide Bazzali. Both lending their diverse cultural and culinary backgrounds, Leclere and Bazzali are a passionate duo intent on satisfying both the palette and the ear.