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Inside Convivial, Cedric Maupillier's New Restaurant in Shaw

It's the chef's follow-up to Mintwood Place.

Convivial is getting ready to open this Friday inside the City Market at O building in Shaw.

The highly anticipated French-American by Cedric Maupillier will serve dishes like moules frites, escargot and tartines. In accordance with the name, the menu will promote socializing and sharing. It will be divided into different sections like "nibbles" and cold and hot dishes.

The design is minimal yet sophisticated with plenty of natural light augmented by dramatic light fixtures. The natural wood walls contrast with red and purple accents, mirrors and dark wooden banquettes and chairs. There's also paneling on the ceiling and felt on the walls to absorb noise and keep the volume down.

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