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Spanish in Old Montréal

Celebrated Catalan chef Carles Abellan brings a bit of Barcelona magic to the new world with this outstanding addition to Old Montréal – his first foray outside of Spain. Mouth-watering dishes include razor clams, garlic shrimp, Galician-style octopus and Iberian ham, as well as heartier plates of fideua (Catalan-style paella).

Prix-fixe lunch ($15) and dinner ($39) menus are a great way to sample the goods.

The two-level dining room boasts an artful, modernist aesthetic, with blond woods, delicate wrought-iron details and tube-like chandeliers.