The place : located on a trendy street in the 18th, this new spot for epicureans features a star-studded bar dressed in green, posing in a cute wooden room. At the helm are two friends, Alexis Petit and Gautier Bouchart, former residents of La Défense, who brought to life this haven for friends and wine lovers. The atmosphere is vibrant with good music, ranging from jazz to electro, and all the tables are dancing on weekends!
The dishes : Euphorie offers a menu to suit all tastes, with traditional nibbles delicately prepared, such as the cheese plate in size S or L (€12 and €19) or the charcuterie with duck terrine with lemon, rosette and truffle-flavored white ham (€13). But above all, it offers delicious and creative sharing plates, including a creamy parsnip cream with roasted pears and hazelnuts (€7.50), salmon balls with pickles, lemon, and dill cream (€12), and an amazing marinated octopus with garlic and lemon, chili and cuttlefish ink mayo (€14). Psst: make sure to save some room to dive your spoon into the brioche-style caramelized salted butter French toast (€9).
To drink : A wine list with 100% French cast covering all corners of the Hexagon, offering about sixty references of fine wines. Among the must-try bottles are the "Pourquoi faire sans blanc," a very fresh Loire wine with good acidity (€6.50 per glass), the Brouilly from Château de la Chaize, a light red wine with a hint of crushed strawberries (€6.50 per glass), and the Gaillac, a natural sparkling wine with aromas of apples and pears, a great alternative to champagne (€7.50 per glass).
The plus : Need some inspiration? The menu provides guidance! Under each dish, two wine suggestions that pair perfectly.
Euphorie - Wine bar, 61 Rue Ramey, Paris 18th arrondissement. Open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:30 pm to midnight, and from Thursday to Saturday from 6:30 pm to 2 am. Tel: 06 14 29 44 12.