Soundbites: Le Virunga
In the context of the multisensorial culinary Soundbites series, PHI has invited chef Maria-José de Frias from restaurant Le Virunga to share her story in audio format and concoct a take-out meal to go along with it. The experience is punctuated by an original soundtrack from artist Moridja, which was specially created for this project.
Before arriving in Quebec, Maria-José de Frias lived in Brussels for 16 years, where she raised her children and took care of her ailing daughter. This period was marked by a lack of resilience and happiness that belonging to a community brings her. It is in Quebec that she rediscovered these feelings. Surrounded by the kindness and support of Montrealers of all backgrounds, Maria-José de Frias was able to start a new life for herself.