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Grill Sauces & Marinades

Maison Publique Roast sauce

The Maison Publique sauces all have one thing in common: zero compromise on ingredient quality and freshness. They were inspired by the menu at the British-style Montreal restaurant of the same name, run by chef Derek Dammann and opened in 2012 with Jamie Oliver’s backing. Derek wanted to create a range of sauces to honour the level of culinary skill featured at Maison Publique, ranked amongst Canada’s TOP 15 restaurants in 2017.

Most sauces currently on the market were created specifically to pair with steaks or barbecued meats. Derek wanted to create a versatile sauce that would go with all types of meats, including lamb, pork, beef and even fatty fish.

Let this blend of fresh dates and cayenne pepper surprise you !

Pitted dates, water, brown sugar, cider vinegar, Cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce (white vinegar, water, malt vinegar (barley), blackstrap molasses, soy sauce (water, salt, hydrolyzed soy protein, corn syrup, caramel), brown sugar, salt, tamarind extract, garlic powder, onion powder, anchovies, spices,caramel, natural flavor, corn syrup). Horseradish, powder, spices, xathan gum.

Allergy alert : contains anchovies (fish).

Derek is the talented chef behind Maison Publique, the English gastropub located in the heart of the Plateau-Mont-Royal. He also wrote the new book True North, on Canadian food.

Derek Dammann began his career in his hometown of Victoria, British Columbia. He forged his personality as a chef at Zambri’s, then left in his early 20s to travel to London. Just before flying back to Canada, he made a last stop at Fifteen, Jamie Oliver’s restaurant. A waitress let him know the kitchen needed a sous chef and Derek jumped at the occasion to make his mark. He quickly rose to the position of chef de cuisine and spent four years at the famous restaurant.

Forced to leave because of a visa issue, he was motivated to move back to Canada for a young woman. In Montreal, he became chef at the Mansfield, then the DNA, before starting his own business with Jamie Oliver’s support in 2012. That is when he opened Maison Publique, which has now become one of Canada’s best restaurants.

Fun fact

The name Maison Publique was inspired by the English term “public house,” the full expression from which we derived the diminutive “pub” to refer to British bars.