This little restaurant in Outremont, far from the touristic areas, is a hidden gem. The ambiance is festive and the two owners, chef and sommelier, work hand in hand to create food and wine pairings. The result is delicious, and a special mention has to go to the house-made pasta and seafood. The chef may be Mexican but the influence is Mediterranean. Restaurant opens at noon on the weekends. Be sure to reserve a table in advance.
Alma Wine List
I love this place for its original wine list angle: Catalonia. Lindsay Brennan, partner and sommelier, is a fan of Catalan natural wines and she is also an importer of said specialty. The wine list highlights mainly these wines and some natural cousins from the rest of Spain.