Ode to the Pig: Hambar

There is a new addition to the trendy array of restaurants in the ever-flourishing Old Montreal. Located inside the St Paul Hotel, Hambar introduces a gastronomic ham-tasting experience, delectably paired with fine wine. With almost 10 years of experience working at the famed Pied du Cochon, sommelier Philippe Poitras and Chef Antoine Beriault have created a menu that definitely reshapes past palatable experiences.

Hambar offers a simple, yet refined menu of ‘cuisine du marché’ dishes, showcasing a variety of charcuteries. The savoury selection of ham and cured meats come from Spain, Italy and Îles-de-la-Madeleine. Although the main focus of the menu seems to worship the pig, there are also plenty of enticing vegetarian options. Equally impressive, the wine list signed by Poitras will complete your dining experience. The expertly chosen long list of wines offers some of the most rare and finest selections to compliment your meal. 

The décor of the eatery is designed in a fairly modern European setting. The airy space provides a chic New York appeal, downplayed by traditional European charm. The restaurant definitely attracts a trendy clientele; it is the perfect spot to indulge in great food and wine in a completely unpretentious setting.