Interview: Ariane Beaumont
Co-owner, Arhoma Bakery
Ariane Beaumont, originally from the Eastern Townships, is co-owner of Arhoma Bakery. A fresh new bakery/coffee shop situated deep in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. It is located in an area certainly not renowned to foodies or to most Montréalais. Just east of Pie IX and below Sherbrooke St, Arhoma sits in Place Simon-Valois, a concrete park in a new condo development. It recently has doubled in size splitting into a bakery and coffee shop. In front, green tables and chairs invite you to sit down for a coffee, croissant or just people watch. This is where I sat down with a somewhat exhausted Ariane on a warm, sunny November afternoon. Her hair and jeans white with flour welcoming the chance to sit, with a smile of content that wanted to yell out loud, "I am fine right here." Unfortunately, Jerome Couture, her partner and baker, could not join us.