We are super excited to be able to welcome you again as of June 22nd! Inside or on the patio. We will be open Monday to Saturday, from 4 pm on. Please click on this link to find out more. We look forward to seeing you!!!
Véronique Rivest is

2nd, WORLD’S BEST SOMMELIER

Tokyo 2013

Authentic wines made by passionate people

Soif Bar à vin
88 rue Montcalm
Gatineau, QC J8X 2L7
(819) 600-7643
info@soifbaravin.ca

Dine in:
Mon - Thu: 4 pm - 10 pm
Fri - Sat: 4 pm - 11 pm
Sun: closed

Takeout:
Thu - Fri: 11 am - 1 pm & 3 pm - 6 pm
Sat: 12 pm - 6 pm

FOOD

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 butter4
Tempura vegetables, ranch salt9
Cucumbers, caviar, dill, smoked trout rillette10
Carrots, red currants, mint, kombu8
Mushroom conserva, Louis d’or cheese, sourdough11
Roasted radishes, crispy chicken skin,
fresh herbs
8
Tuna crudo, greens, lovage, buttermilk18
Bison tartare, croutons16
Duck breast, macerated berries, jus22
Housemade charcuterie board18/34
Québec cheese board18/34

TAKEOUT

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.

MENU AUG 13-15
No substitutions or modifications please

READY TO EAT (PICNIC STYLE!)
$58 for two people

Sourdough and composed butter

Crudités with smoked tuna aioli

Smoked ham with grilled tomatillo butter

Cherry tomatoes with whipped feta and basil

Fruit

Poached peaches with crème fraiche

À LA CARTE 
Mushroom conserva, Louis d’or cheese, sourdough11
Carrots, red currants, mint, kombu8
Cucumbers, caviar, dill, smoked trout rillette 10
Charcuteries16
Smoked ribs, slaw, potatoes, mushroom BBQ sauce 22
Duck confit and eggplant ragu, feta, mint, flatbreads 18
Mushroom galette, Louis d’Or cheese, greens 17
Smoked tuna bowl, soft egg, olives, fried capers, greens, anchovy vinaigrette 15
Chocolate tart 9
Strawberry cheesecake 7

FROZEN 
This is a selection only. Please use our ordering link to see what is currently available.
Duck hearts15
Pulled pork20
Mac 'n' cheese8
Ricotta lasagne9
Miso cod (2)28
Chicken stock (1L)8
Galantine38

COCKTAILS À LA MAISON 
Soif's Caesar Mix13
Caesar Martini13
Spicy Margarita13
L'Orangé13
Seasonal fruit13

Our Wines

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.

FLIGHTS

No, these rosés aren’t sweet 17
Crémant de Limoux Brut Nature Rosé 2016, Monsieur S
Terre Siciliane Rosato Vino A Gogo 2019, Vino Lauria
VdF Epure Rosé 2019, Les Fosses Rouges

Dangerously easy to drink 18
VdF Le Temps des Aunis 2018, Courtault-Tardieux
Beaujolais-Villages 2018, Alex Foillard
Bourgueil Cuvée Trinch 2018, Catherine et Pierre Breton

BUBBLES4 ozBottle
Penedès Reserva Méthode Traditionnelle Brut Nature Amaltea 2016, Loxarel (xarel-lo, macadeu, parellada)9.557
Prosecco Sui Lieviti 2018, Gregoletto (gléra)11.567
Crémant de Limoux Brut Nature Rosé 2016, Monsieur S (pinot noir; Languedoc-Roussillon)11.568

WHITES4 ozBottle
Dao Maceration 2019, Adega de Penalva (cerceal, encruzado, malvasia; Portugal)848
Terre Siciliane Rosato Vino A Gogo 2019, Vino Lauria (frappato)8.551
Ycoden Daute Isora Benje 2018, Envinate (listan blanco; Iles Canaries; Espagne)1058
Sauvignon Blanc Valle del Maule Laberinto 2018, Rafael Tirado (Chile)10.562
Vin du Québec Pinot Gris 2019, Vignoble Camy (St-Bernard-de-Lacolle)1164
VdF Epure Rosé 2019, Les Fosses Rouges (pineau d'aunis; Loire)1166
Toscana Matis 2017, La Cerreta (vermentino)1270
Cheverny 2018, Hervé Villemade (sauvignon blanc, chardonnay; Loire)12.575

REDS4 ozBottle
Malbec Tupungato Valley 2018. Laderas del Valle (Argentine)8.549
Bourgueil Cuvée Trinch 2018, Catherine et Pierre Breton (cabernet franc; Loire) 8.55
Rosso Piceno di Gino 2016, Fattoria San Lorenzo (montepulciano, sangiovese; Italie) MAG9.5110
VdF Le Temps des Aunis 2018, Courtault-Tardieux (pineau d'aunis; Loire)1164
Beaujolais-Villages 2018, Alex Foillard 1272
Osterreich Blauer Zweigelt 2013, Gut Oberstockstall (Autriche) 12.573
Vino Rosso Sandro D'Pindeta 2017, Alberto Oggero (nebbiolo, Italie)12.575

COCKTAILS

Daiquiri12Rum infused with strawberries, lime (1.5 oz)
Marigot Punch13Havana Club, Angostura, Lime (2oz)
Mojito QC12Thuya gin, Desrochers vermouth, mint, lime (1.5 oz)
Madame Bou14Bourbon, Cassis Monna & Filles, lemon (2.5 oz)

Workshops

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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Group Bookings

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!

About

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
(819) 600-7643
info@soifbaravin.ca

Hours
Dine in:
Mon – Thu: 4 pm – 10 pm
Fri – Sat: 4 pm – 11 pm
Sun: closed
Takeout:
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.