My husband and I had dinner at this wonderful Wine Bar last week. First of all, the wines on the wine list have all been carefully selected by the owners, Pierre & Tanya. They are all from family owned wineries with a keen emphasis on quality rather than quantity.
This place reminds me of my times spent on lazing around on Rue de Seine in Paris. You sit down, enjoy beautiful wine, a relaxed ambiance & some great french boards.
We had a table on the ground floor, past the wine shop, surrounded by wine bottles (Heaven !). We decided to go for a beautiful bottle of red from the Languedoc Roussillon area, Chateau de Jonquieres. Our waiter, Jacques (which we were told was the VERY handsome son of the owners) explained the background of this Chateau, the winemakers & the area. What an experience to actually have a story behind the wine you are drinking. Also, the amazing plus was that as it is also a Wine Shop, we were actually able to buy a couple of bottles for us to bring home & enjoy on another occasion.
For food, we decided to share a few plates as we always love tasting different things & we generally don't like being constrained to one dish. We got the Camembert Fondue, Le Fond de Barrique and the Caviar d'Aubergine. What a delight, yet again, we are transported back to Paris. The food is simple, of great quality & tastes AMAZING. We were absolutely stuffed after all these plates & the delicious bread but we couldn't resist sharing one of the homemade Creme Brulée's..divine !
We had one of the best evenings in The French Paradox. What a breath of fresh air ! It's safe to say that we will definitely be returning here.
If you love great wine & quality unassuming french food, do yourself a favour & visit this place.