Véronique Rivest is
2nd, WORLD’S BEST SOMMELIER
Authentic wines made by passionate people
Soif Bar à vin
88 rue Montcalm
Gatineau, QC J8X 2L7
WE ARE REOPENING ON MONDAY JUNE 22!
Mon - Thu: 4 pm - 10 pm
Fri - Sat: 4 pm - 11 pm
Thu - Fri: 11 am - 1 pm & 3 pm - 6 pm
Sat: 12 pm - 6 pm
Wine is better with food! Kris’ menu is meant for sharing: small plates and boards inspired by what’s available locally and seasonally. The food is unpretentious and wine-friendly by design.
|Homemade bread, tapenade, compound butter||4|
|Tempura vegetables, ranch salt||9|
|Cucumbers, caviar, dill, smoked trout rillette||10|
|Snap peas, red currants, mint, kombu||8|
|Mushroom conserva, Louis d’or cheese, sourdough||11|
|Roasted radishes, crispy chicken skin, |
|Tuna crudo, greens, lovage, buttermilk||18|
|Bison tartare, croutons||16|
|Duck breast, macerated berries, jus||22|
|Housemade charcuterie board||18/34|
|Québec cheese board||18/34|
Our takeout meals are available for pickup Thursday through Saturday 11 am – 1 pm and again at 3-6 pm. À la carte and frozen items are available to add to your menu or can be ordered individually.
MENUS FOR JULY 2-4
No substitutions or modifications please
MENU #1: READY TO REHEAT
$38 per person
Mixed lettuce salad, whipped feta, black olives, fresh herbs
Smoked Ribs, chimichurri, peas
Smoked halloumi, pickled vegetables, peas, fresh herbs
Rice pilaf with black beans and garlic scapes
Strawberry cheescake, toasted almonds
MENU #2: READY TO EAT (PICNIC STYLE!)
$58 for two people
Eggplant dip, garlic scapes, sumac
Wild boar ham, whipped feta, herbs
Smoked tuna belly salad, soft cooked egg, greens
Chocolate chip cookies
|Smoked Ribs, chimichurri, peas||20|
|Smoked halloumi, pickled vegetables, peas, fresh herbs||18|
|Smoked tuna belly salad, soft cooked egg, greens||18|
|Sodas from 1642 in Montreal||2|
|This is a selection only. Please use our ordering link to see what is currently available.|
|Mac 'n' cheese||8|
|Miso cod (2)||28|
|Chicken stock (1L)||8|
|COCKTAILS À LA MAISON|
|Soif's Caesar Mix||13|
Real wine is what we love — wines that are a reflection of a place and a time, from grapes grown with love and respect for the land.
Soif is recommended by
Star Wine List, Le guide des grands bars à vin et restaurants à vin à Gatineau.
Méthode Trad. L’Exception 2017, Dom. Bergeville
Vidal Matière à Discussion 2018, Dom. Nival
Pinot Noir Estate 2017, Hidden Bench
Vino Rosato Matilde 2019, Cascina Corte
IGT Toscana 2018, Montesecondo
Aglianico del Vulture Titolo 2016, Elena Fucci
|Méthode Traditionnel Brut Le Rosé 2017, Domaine Bergeville (sabrevois, frontenac gris; Québec)||10||58|
|VdF Phil' en Bulle 2018, Philippe Tessier VdF Phil' en Bulle 2018, Philippe Tessier (romorantin, menu pineau; Loire)||13||78|
|VdF Ma De Moi S'Elle Rosé 2018, Jean-Christophe Jézéquel (gamay, grolleau; Loire)||13.5||80|
|Badacsony Bohém Balatoni Cuvée 2017, Gilvesy (riesling, olaszrizling, p. gris, sauv bl, furmint; Hongrie)||8.5||49|
|Nahe Riesling 2018, Donnhoff (Allemagne)||9.5||58|
|Vin du Québec Vidal Matière à Discussion 2018, Domaine Nival (Saint-Louis)||10.5||61|
|Colli di Luni Il Bianco 2018, Il Torchio (vermentino, Ligurie; Italie)||10||64|
|Vino Rosato Matilde 2019, Cascina Corte (dolcetto, barbera; Piémont)||11||65|
|VdT Mallorca Sincronia Blanc 2018, Mesquida Mora (chardonnay, premsal, giró; Espagne)||12||70|
|Montilla-Moriles 3 Miradas La viña de Antoñin 2018, Alvear (pedro ximénez; Espagne)||13||78|
|IGT Toscana 2018, Montesecondo (sangiovese; Italie)||9||52|
|Beaujolais Villages Bibine 2018, Domaine Bulliat (gamay)||9.5||55|
|Eisenstadt 2017, Tinhof (blaufränkisch; Burgenland, Autriche)||11||65|
|Moravia Zweigel/Pinot 2017, Krasna Hora (zweigelt, pinot noir; République Czech)||11||66|
|Cabardès Cuvée Vent d'Ouest 2017, Dom. de Cabrol (cab sauv, grenache, syrah; Languedoc)||11.5||69|
|Gaillac Braucol 2018, Domaine Plageoles (Sud-Ouest; France) MAG||12.5||147|
|Priorat Blei 2014, Mas D'en Blei (grenache, carignan, syrah; Espagne)||13.5||79|
|L’Orangé||13||Bourbon, blood orange rooibos tea (2 oz)|
|Marigot Punch||13||Havana Club, Angostura, Lime (2oz)|
|Martini Bloody||14||Vodka Cirka, spiced tomato water, Vermouth (2.5 oz)|
|Margarita Épicé||13||Tequila Cazadores, coriander, jalapenos (2 oz)|
News & Events
Our guided workshops are led by Véronique or one of our trained sommeliers. No matter your knowledge or experience, you’re sure to learn something new! Whether it’s discovering a region or uncorking back vintages, pairing wines with food or practicing the fundamentals of tasting, it’s all about learning, exploring and sharing.
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We welcome groups of any size up to our maximum capacity of 75 people. We do fabulous “5 à 7”-style events (cocktail parties that fit into the sliver of time between work and home, great for decompressing or gearing up for a night out) but we also offer wine discoveries, guided tastings, business dinners, private workshops, team building…download the Detailed List, then click Contact Us to send an email and let us know what you’re looking for!
SOIF Bar à Vin is a true wine bar, where wine is our focus. Our concise but ever-changing list offers authentic wines, wines that speak of a place, with a focus on organic and biodynamic growing practices. Natural and real wines made by passionate people!
But wine wouldn’t be the same without food! And they both make each other better. SOIF has a full kitchen and offers an award-winning menu of small and sharing plates, allowing guests to grab a bite or have a full meal. The food is purposely simple: great ingredients and simple preparations, to let flavors shine through and be very wine-friendly.
Véronique Rivest, the sommelier-owner, is one of the most respected sommeliers in Canada and abroad. She was the first woman to reach the podium at the World’s Best Sommelier Competition, placing 2nd in Tokyo in March 2013.
SOIF is all about pleasure: the pleasure of discovering new wines, of tasting, exploring, learning and sharing. All in a very laid back, friendly and fun atmosphere.
Soif Bar à vin
88 rue Montcalm
Gatineau, QC J8X 2L7
Mon – Thu: 4 pm – 10 pm
Fri – Sat: 4 pm – 11 pm
Thu – Fri: 11 am – 1 pm & 3 pm – 6 pm
Sat: 12 pm – 6 pm
Where to Park
Meter parking is available on Rue Montcalm until 3pm. Paid parking lot in front of the Théâtre de l’Île available until 5pm.
Free street parking: Sainte-Bernadette, Charles-Bagot and Wright have 1hr parking and Taylor and de Carillon have 2hr parking.
Parking is free evenings after 6pm and on weekends on Rue Montcalm.