Miss Wong is the new Chinese restaurant invigorated by the urban exoticism of the Far East inside a retired nightclub in Laval, Montreal. Named after Anna May Wong, a famous Chinese-American actress, the brasserie was designed by Montréal-based studio Ménard Dworkind Architecture & design (MRDK) as a reflection of the oriental excentricity of mid-century Hong Kong.
Based on a contemporary-fusion menu driven by the Vietnamese-Montrealer chef, Phong Thach, Miss Wong offers an immersive culinary experience of cinematic dimensions.
Architects Guillaume Ménard and David Dworkind have taken advantage of the venue’s large central area to create their own nostalgic version of Hong Kong’s roads, complete with colorful neon signage, classic folding scissor gates, jade-patterned walls and hanging lanterns.
The signs, along with the bespoke lamps on the tables and the black-painted ceiling create the idea of a night-time Asian street market.
Featuring bespoke furniture and light fittings inspired by Chinese popular iconography, each space conjures a different sensibility, from the decadent opulence of the “opium den”, to the red lantern-filled room that channels the sensual romanticism of Wong Kar-Wai’s film “In the mood for love”—Wong’s name is certainly no coincidence.
This mesmerizing, multifaceted scenography is ideally suited for Miss Wong’s late night transformation into a speakeasy-style bar where patrons can enjoy an exciting line up of DJs along with a menu of bespoke cocktails.