Willi's Wine Bar
Located off Highway 101, Willi’s Wine Bar pairs globally inspired small plates with more than 100 local and international wines. Originally a 19th-century stagecoach stop, the restaurant is now a romantic space with hardwood floors, fresh flowers, and a candlelit bar, as well as a heated outdoor patio strung with miniature lights. The menu blends French, Asian, and Mediterranean flavors in dishes like barbecued octopus salad with fingerling potatoes, and roasted bone marrow on toasted brioche with red-onion marmalade. In addition to glasses and bottles, all wines are available in two-ounce samples and mix-and-match tasting flights.
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From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
This quirkily named spot is one of Montreal’s last great time-warp classics, a luncheonette that has hardly changed since 1932 and whose principal raison d’être is the Wilensky Special, a grilled bologna and salami sandwich with mustard. Although predictable-sounding on paper, the sandwich is mysteriously phenomenal. Movie buffs and Mordecai Richler fanatics: Yes, the Oscar-nominated film <em>The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz</em> was filmed here.
We loved: Wilensky Special topped with Kraft American cheese.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.