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By Josianne, Par Josianne

A Breath of Fresh Air at the Sinclair

Restaurant Sinclair is nestled in the heart of the chic Hotel St-Sulpice in Old Montreal, just behind the Notre-Dame Basilica. Many changes have taken place since 2012, when Gino Mourin bought the restaurant; it's been a true renaissance for the Sinclair. Originally located in the basement, the restaurant can now be found on the ground floor of the Hotel St-Sulpice, set under a beautiful glass roof with large windows overlooking the gardens and terrace at the back.

There is a bright, almost ethereal feel to the space, where white and transparency dominate. Gino explains that the inspiration for the decor came from the Delano Hotel in South Beach, which is frequented by Madonna. "I was inspired by the great white curtains and brightness — that was several years ago now. At the time, I didn't know it would be for the Sinclair."

The restaurant's menu changes constantly, according to the market and its fresh produce. Even the wine list is updated once or twice a week based on the arrival and availability of products.

At the Sinclair, we serve traditional dishes with generous portions. - Gino Mourin, owner
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Modern, European-Inspired Cuisine

The Sinclair's European heritage can clearly be felt in its light cuisine that hails in equal parts from the South of France and from Italy; it's a fusion style that fits the restaurant like a glove. "At the Sinclair, we serve traditional dishes with generous portions," says Gino.

The cuisine, like the decor, calls for simplicity, elegance and accessibility. At the Sinclair, the focus is on fresh ingredients and simple but delicious flavors. The Monegasco-style escabèche is a good example: it's made with saffron-spiced "Marzano" tomato broth, mussels and fresh clams, grilled jumbo shrimp, and fish. You'll want to finish it down to the last drop, just like a soup — it's one of the most popular dishes at the Sinclair!

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Outstanding Service

Gino has been involved in the restaurant business for many years and places the focus on impeccable service at the Sinclair. It's no wonder, considering that the majority of his customers are from the corporate world; their standards are high and their expectations are met.

The Sinclair is also a prime spot for a business lunch. The service is pleasant and the staff know the menu and wine selection, and are always attentive. The restaurant also offers brunch on weekends, which is the perfect opportunity for groups or families to dine together or celebrate a special event.

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