Parasol, the charcoal-grilling and natural-wine loving pop-up from Mile End taco spot Maïs is back in action for the entire summer.
This is the taqueria’s third year running the wine bar out of a space facing the alleyway behind the St-Laurent Boulevard restaurant. As with previous editions, expect a range of seasonal vegetables, as well as fish, seafood, and a few pieces of meat cooked over charcoal by chef William Cody, all in an airy and beachy space on a tranquil ruelle. (For the record, it’s also covered, so it’s rainy-day-friendly.)
In one minor change, a few more snack-friendly items will be on the menu, allowing Parasol to be not just a resto-wine bar, but also a 5 à 7 or apéro hangout spot.
Parasol typically focuses its attention on a range of summery natural wines, with a few cocktails on offer too — and in a minor coup, former Hoogan et Beaufort sommelier William Saulnier is on board, overseeing both the wines and front of house.
Parasol is open at 5439 St-Laurent (around the back) from 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday to Monday, through to September 10. Reservations accepted via Parasol’s website.