Caves à manger are fun little wine shops that serve small sharing plates with their wine. They are popular with Parisians as places to socialise during apero (short for aperitif) from 6-8:30pm before and (often) after dinner.
David Benichou (Vivant, AT, Clown Bar alum etc.) oversees his rock n roll attitude zinc-counter wine bar on rue Bichat (his last name Benichou + the street Rue Bichat=Benichat) which is a local food & wine industry hang out for late night snacks paired with more bottles of wine. When you see the giant German mountain dog breed Leonberger lounging on the terrace, you’ll know you’ve found it.
Septime’s Chef-Owners Bertrand Great and Theo Pourriat have taken over a gorgeous country house hotel & restaurant in Normandy. Not only is getting here is half the fun – it takes my breath away.
Instagram stars USA & Ireland-born Amanda & Louis are making INSANELY delicious and decadent hand-crafted doughnuts 100% from scratch. Just for the record, I’m not a “sweet” person… but when they’ve got “boozy” hot beer and whiskey, they have my attention.
Camille Fourmont transformed this little vintage dairy shop on a sleepy street into a cult wine bar-shop that draws industry folk from all over the world who meet here for delicious tapas plates & bottles.
Septime’s satellite bottle shop-wine bar across the street was my shoe repair shop before Bertrand & Theo transformed it into a cool neighborhood gathering spot for natural wine.
Behind the world famous tiny taqueria that whips up handmade tacos is a white door that when pushed open after 6pm, transports you into an award-winning sexy candlelit cocktail den jam-packed with folks taking in the killer cocktails, guac & nachos & music playlist until 2am.
Master cheese ager Laurent Dubois has curated the best cheese makers in France in his shop & everything is cut to order. A visit here is like winning the cheese lottery. You can also pick up fresh eggs, farm yogurts, salted-butter, creme fraîche & even vacuum-sealed cheese to bring home with you in your luggage.
Internationally respected Artisan Baker Christophe Vasseur is known for his signature Pain des Amis wood-fired rectangular bread, fig tarts, savoury meat & cheese mini-pavés and, and, and, let’s talk about those sinful salted-butter chocolate-pistachio escargot buns?
An elegant Champagne sharing plates bar on the edge of the French Quarter – potato chips, creme fraîche & caviar anyone?
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