It’s the best eat-in cellar of Paris that is going to make natural wine buffs go wild. A former gastronomy and wine journalist, the boss recoverted with talent in a very special cellar where locals come sip a glass incognito... In short: the must-go spot if you are dreaming of a foodie happy hour or a good bottle.
A great eat-in cellar
A glossy neon displays colours: Augustin Marchand has settled in a very glam’ coffee-shop- ex Boot Café - where he stocks his bottles to go or drink on site with perfect nibbles while listening to a jazzy cool and chill sound-track with a small terrace for die-hard smokers
Because of Covid, it is necessary to order food to be served drinks. Their star dish: camouflage burrata (€18). Roasted almonds on the first layer. Purple basil leaves next. Last but not least, slivers of Paris mushrooms laminated at the last minute. In season, a small truffle vendor drops off his treasures...Latest arrival: white truffles from Alba to be grated as a 4th layer.
And let’s not forget the plate of smoked salmon from the Orcades, tops served with diced up branch celery, zest of organic green lemon and poivre Timut pepper (€26), saucisson from Ardèche (€10 per plate) or their incredible preserved rillettes of duck with foie gras artisanal from the voisins farm in the Eure (€20 per jar) to be enjoyed with Ten Bells bread or roasted pumpkin served with sage, Alba hazelnuts and minute grated parmesan (€15).
The coolest natural wines in Paris
Impossible to be more snobby yet sincere than these bottles to show off at a dinner party where one likes to discuss biodynamics.
Amongst its ultra-cool and trendy selection: the range goes from classic organice to hardcore natural wines that will appeal to foodies, starting with Fer de Sang by Nicolas Carmarans (€32).
The coolest bottle of the moment: a superb Livia (€25), vinified on the island of Samos in Greece by winemaker Patrick Bouju, already at the origin of the vintage in collab’ with rapper Action Bronson. The result is a terrific whie with a very amusing tag signed by artist Antonin Duchene. Collector!
Orange wine passion
Orange wine is the happy hour snobbism of the moment ! And here one finds a number of stars starting with those of Valentina Passalacqua (€29 per bottle), the famous Calcarius (€29) or our special find: La Petite Robe by wine-maker Jean-Yves Peron en Savoie (€33).
€10 for the moment’s glass of wine. €10 for the on site corkage fee.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm to 10pm.