February 10, 2012 ─ It’s easy to spot Taverne Gaspar on de la Commune Street in Old Montréal – just look for the sign with a large bottle opener! A courteous and attentive wait staff welcome guests into a warmly engaging décor that brings out the character of its former life a 19th-century warehouse. To this the designers tastefully added just the right touch of modernity to its old wooden beams, oak, leather, and other antique accessories found on the original stone walls that make this a place where you want to be.
When it comes to the menu, the Taverne Gaspar and its chef, Mario Guerrera, formerly of Hotel W and restaurant Cube fame, offer comfort food worthy of any British gastro pub with French and Quebecois culinary accents. Savoury specialties include: homemade chips with truffle dip as a delicious pre-meal nibble, onion and marrow soup as an appetizer, and fish & chips with sugar snap pea purée or butterflied Cornish game hen plus an enticing oyster bar as delicious main dish options…all designed to prompt you to dig right in!
And it doesn’t end there – the Taverne Gaspar features an excellent wine and spirits list in addition to a great selection of beer on tap, wine by the glass, half-litre or bottle, as well as original cocktails with amusing names such as Sloe gin fizz, Tarte aux cerises (Cherry Pie) and Moscow mule.
With capacity for 120 patrons, a private room that can accommodate up to 60 people plus a 60-seat outdoor patio in the summer, the Taverne Gaspar has everything in place to soon become one of Old Montréal’s most lively and popular hotspots!