Outremont butcher shop Provisions has evolved, with its owners opening a new wine bar in an expanded space on Van Horne Avenue.
The new opening marks an expansion for Boucherie Provisions, from a meat retail counter selling sandwiches to a fully fledged wine bar, ripe for 5 à 7s, meaty snacks and more. (Yes, the butcher counter and sandwiches are still available.)
Provisions owners Evan Gubersky, Pablo Rojas, and Hakim Rahal are behind it, bringing in chef Adam Shiller (ex-Tavern on the Square, Tuck Shop), and sommelier Alexandra Guay.
Rojas tells Eater that the renewed Boucherie (dubbed Boucherie-Bar à Vin Provisions) is built around Guay’s wine-selecting talents. The focus will be on natural wines, with ample by-the-glass options, and a small selection of beers and cocktails will round it out.
On the food side, it’s a more casual affair than the tasting-menu-only Provisions, just down the street. The wine bar will centre the boucherie’s products — a steak will be served, as well as various small plates, such as brochettes, charcuterie, and grilled sausages it’s the kind of place that can work for both a happy hour or a full meal.
The final piece of the expansion is a terrasse on the de l’Epée corner, with 25 seats for outdoor wine-sipping.
STATUS — Boucherie Bar à Vin Provisions is open at 1142 Avenue Van Horne from 5 to 11 p.m. Monday to Saturday; the Boucherie counter will retain its regular seven-day schedule.