Located a skip and a hop from Place des Vosges, Assemblages is the new cool venue of the Right Bank. A cabinet-making workshop by day, a wine bar at night and brunch on Sunday, this versatile venue imagined by Eric Wilmot has many resources.
In a dimly lit room, walk along a superb counter in dark wood, where design hanging fixtures and good bottles of wine are accumulated, before reaching the first colourful room in a neo-baroque style. In the back, a homemade bookshelf featuring the most handsome works on design, good food and great vintages. And in the lower level, it’s the wine cellar spirit with a perfect cosy decor mingling stone wall, modern furniture, arty paintings and Persian carpets. Tops.
At the origin of this fashion project, Eric Wilmot, a true design buff who decided to mix cabinet making trade with his passion for beverages by setting forty a brunch that follows the code of the apéritif, along with a glass of wine!
On the programme of treats
An à la carte brunch (€29) that has nothing to envy from its peers in the Marais with a selection of all you can drink teas/or coffees, fresh fruit juices, such as apple-pineapple from the extractor, a Norwegian waffle with cardamom, a fruit salad and a nice salty plate: charcuterie (ham from Auvergne, Corsican coppa, refined A.O.C. cheese) or smoked salmon and tarama—take your pick!
Show stopper: the dessert—very hard to choose between the runny chocolate, the French toast brioche with salty butter caramel sauce, the red fruit delight and the cheesecake with speculoos… Yummy.
And for a little oenological update, why not go for a bottle carefully selected by the chef, like a Pouilly fumé (€45 per bottle).
The added plus
The design touch: the furniture decorating the venue is produced directly on site (Made in Assemblages) in the mini workshop of Eric, who one can see through the pretty skylight, and changes on a regular basis in keeping with his creations. Hence, a brunch with a view!
And of course if you have a heart throb for a piece, you can place an order.
Brunch served only on Sunday from noon to 6pm. Reservations suggested.
Also discover Café Kistuné, the stylish coffee-shop at Palais Royal and café FouFou.