On a snowy December morning, I met up with my friend Amanda to enjoy the Fabergé breakfast I had long been craving. We sat by the window facing Fairmount Avenue, and watched the snow fall as we sipped our café au laits. What better way to spend a winter morning? We chatted over some French toast while we waited for Costa Darsaklis, co-owner of Fabergé. When he arrived, he made himself a latte and joined us at the table. He is the type of person who is always arriving from some kind of work or commitment, and when he leaves it is to head to another. Still, he made himself comfortable and happily answered my questions, as we discussed the restaurant business in Montreal, and his place in it.