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Pastaga and Cul-Sec, Cave & Cantine
Pastaga is one of the first restaurants in Montréal to popularize natural wines since its opening in 2011. The opening of its sister restaurant and wine shop, Cul-Sec, Cave & Cantine, located around the corner, has consolidated the natural wine love affair these two spots have going on.
Le Vin Papillon
Le Vin Papillon’s sommelier Vanya Filipovic’s passion for great wines and fantastic winemakers is evident in the care and research that goes in the creation of the restaurant’s outstanding wine menu.
In the same spirit as Vin Papillon, Mon Lapin is the canvas upon which sommelier and wine importer Vanya Filipovic paints in unbelievably flavourful strokes her vast knowledge and passion for natural wines.
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Pullman and Moleskine Restaurant
As one of the best wine bars in Montreal, Pullman knows its way around natural wines and has transferred that passion to its new sister restaurant and pizzeria, Moleskine Restaurant.
Designed by wine director Emily Campeau, Candide’s list is one of the best in town and the perfect match to chef John Winter Russell’s uncompromising dedication to local and seasonal produce.
Located at the far end of Saint-Henri, handsome Loïc is where connoisseurs gather to sip some outstanding drinkable wines and snack on seasonal dishes that are far beyond your average bar food.
Foodlab’s seasonally driven menu is very sought after by food lovers and the rooftop terrasse is one of the most beautiful in town. The wine list, composed of natural and biodynamic wines, is also a pleasure to explore.
Elena perfects the classic and effortless combination of pizza and wine. Easy drinkable wines from small, mostly Italian producers go hand in hand with the chic yet casual vibes and seasonal cuisine.
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Lawrence and Larrys
Lawrence’s reputation as one of the best restaurants in Montréal has been set in stone since its opening day. The Mile End restaurant also boasts a great wine list with many natural wine options to pair with its nose to tail market cuisine. Around the corner you’ll find its younger sibling Larrys, open from early morning to late at night. It serves everything from breakfast sandwiches to delicious small plates to share and, most importantly, a great natural wine selection.
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Restaurant Manitoba’s slogan claims “a taste of nature in our glasses”, which is reflected in the carefully curated natural wine menu that beautifully pairs with the nature-inspired menu and “taste of the forest in our plates”.
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With an emphasis on mostly Catalan, “hand-selected artisanal wines”, Alma is the perfect neighbourhood restaurant in which to enjoy some fantastic Mediterranean-inspired dishes.
Alep and Le Petit Alep
It’s rather surprising that these two unassuming neighbouring restaurants have one of the most sophisticated and elaborate wine cellars in town. Alep and its more casual bistro, Le Petit Alep, are best known for their outstanding Syrian cuisine, but their extensive wine list shouldn’t be overlooked.
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