We'll be at the Marché de Val-David every saturday from 9AM to 1PM, from june 4th to october 1st.
27 au 29 october, La Grande Dégustation de Montréal
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Gastronomie le Naked Lunch
2039 Boul. Ste-Sophie, Ste-Sophie (Québec), J5J 2V2, CANADA
Téléphone: (514) 849-7418 / Fax: (819) 321-0904

Please note that our cannery is not yet selling directly to the public in Ste-Sophie.
See the list of our retailers to purchase our products.

Though we cannot currently sell our products through retailers outside of Québec, we can sell* directly to interested customers.*by the case only, 12 cans per case, mixed cases no problem, 10% off retail price.

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Where does the name "Gastronomie le Naked Lunch" come from?

The title means exactly what the words say: naked lunch, a frozen moment when everyone sees what is on the end of every fork. - William S. Burroughs

  • In its infancy, our company produced frozen gourmet meals vacuum packed in transparent bags, using cold and vacuum as the only preservatives. The lunch was naked, its flavour suspended in time. See the original 2003-2004 menu.
  • This principle of naked packaging and a short ingredient list carries through to the gourmet tin cans we are producing today: a minimalist label (we call the monokini) baring most of the metallic skin of the can, leaving all the room for the flavourful creations and straightforward pleasures we bring to lunch. Today, we have no need for vacuum and deep cold to keep our gastronomy intact; vacuum and heat is all we need to suspend your naked lunch in time.
  • Let's not forget to add that William S. Burroughs published the book The Naked Lunch in 1959.
    Wikipedia: “Burroughs states in his introduction that Jack Kerouac suggested the title. "The title means exactly what the words say: naked lunch, a frozen moment when everyone sees what is on the end of every fork."”
  • And to mention that David Cronenberg directed the movie Naked Lunch in 1991, bringing and ringing back the words of Kerouac and Burroughs into our ears.
A short history
Gastronomie le Naked Lunch is founded in 2003 by Amélie Dion and Dominic Lamontagne. They prepare vacuum packed gourmet dishes from their loft on Terrasse Saint-Denis in Montréal. See the original 2003-2004 menu.

They open the bistro Le Naked Lunch in the winter of 2005 in Verdun. Long time friend Denis Noel becomes the third owner of the company in 2006.

The three associates sell the bistro in the spring of 2009 but keep the Gastronomie le Naked Lunch trademark. From then on, le Naked Lunch has become a small cannery who's products are rapidly gaining in popularity.

Denis, Amélie et Dominic
Photo: François Papillon 2011