Eating & drinking through this hip northeast arr. can’t be accomplished in a weekend, it is literally the hottest area going, especially for the natural wine scene.
Because you aren’t interested in every place to eat, only the places to eat, right now… these are my top picks / short list in each of Paris’ arrondissements.
I cannot get enough of Phil Euell and Chef Eseu Lee’s stripped down import-export shop. It is one of the most exciting places to eat & drink in Paris right now for Lee’s Asian-inspired sharing plates & natural wine. Every time I go, mind, blown.
Lucas Baur de Campos & Ninon Leconte’s rustic little spot is a local favorite for tapas like smoked beef croquettes with chili sauce, followed by family-style platters of grilled beef bone marrow dripping jus into pureed potatoes and generous cuts of red meat & natural wine.
It’s standing room-only at David Loyola’s unassuming rock & roll natural wine bar for tapas nights with lots of natural wine. The a la carte menu is not what you’d expect from the retro sports bar décor – the tiny kitchen prepares modern delicious plates for sharing.
Gregory Marchand’s lively no reservation wine bar is a hotspot thanks to the fantastic sharing plate menus, organic/natural wines, and can’t sit still playlists where diners socialize around communal farmhouse tables watching the kitchen team at work.
Septime’s chic seafood bar is WILDLY popular – join the lively crowd sharing shellfish towers, tapas, small plates, natural wine, and craft beer & cocktails. Products are so fresh that the menu changes every single day.
If you only have 24 hours in Paris, these three natural wine bars are a must. FYI that by law all wine bars must sell food with alcohol.
Michael Gulotta’s new restaurant, Southeast Asia by way of Southeast Louisiana, Sister to @mophonola
DTB, which stands for Down the Bayou, is New Orleans’ hot new restaurant and bar focusing on reinterpreted coastal Cajun cuisine and a vibrant cocktail scene.
Although most restaurants are closed on Sunday, these options are not just good, they are great.