One of the city's most anticipated new restaurants is now open, as of today, March 11. Chez Lavigne, on Notre-Dame Ouest, corner Saint-Philippe, close to Place-Saint-Henri métro, is a wine bar that accents “living wines, created by winemakers respectful of nature, in the vineyard and the cellar.” Principals Éric Bernard and Catherine Tremblay chose chef Patrick Plouffe, late of Quartier Général, Chez Bouffe, and Olivieri, to helm Chez Lavigne's kitchen. The food menu will consist of small plates, most under $20. Management writes that Plouffe “enjoys working with Nordic ingredients and collaborating with local producers, farmers, and fishermen. The result is an honest, and delicious cuisine that accents the flavour of each ingredient with simplicity.” The organic and biodynamic by-the-glass list was chosen by Steve Beauséjour, of wine agency Rézin. Enjoy the photos.