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Opening Alert: Cul-Sec Cave et Cantine in Little Italy

From chef Martin Juneau and business partner Louis-Philippe Breton.

Inside Cul-Sec
Inside Cul-Sec
Louis-Philippe Breton

The duo behind Pastaga and Monsieur Crémeux pop the cork on a new project in Little Italy today. Cul-Sec is un petit caviste de quartier with food. In a recent La Presse profile, Juneau confessed that he loves natural wines and that in Europe "there are super charming wine shops where people buy bottles with a corkage fee. We want to offer the same type of service. We will work directly with winemakers to offer products not available at the SAQ." In compliance with the law, Cul-Sec customers will have to purchase a dish to come away with a bottle. The food menu will consist of a dozen options or so, prepared at Pastaga around the corner, and assembled at the wine shop-slash-buvette for consumption on the premises or takeout.

Status: Le Cul-Sec, 29 Beaubien Est, (514) 439-8747, certified open.