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[Paris] Verjus Bar à Vin

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Verjus Bar à Vin

Add: 47 rue Montpensier, Paris 75001
Tel: 01 42 97 54 40
Hours: 6~11pm (closed on Sat & Sun)
Price: [small plates] €4~14 [wine] €6~13/glass
Visited on: 2012-09

Verjus Bar à Vin is a tiny wine bar next to Verjus Restaurant, tugged away on a discreet lane near Le Louvre. Cozy ambience, cute napkins, friendly English-speaking staff. The bar snacks here are inventive and beautifully presented, but flavor-wise…a bit disappointing on the night I visited.

A short menu, available in French and English.

Wine by the glass, scribbled on the back wall.

Cute napkins!

Buttermilk fried chicken with napa cabbage slaw & micro greens (€8). Lightly battered, tender, juicy, one of the best dishes of the evening.

Crispy Basque pork belly, grilled and pickled chilies, spicy mayo (€8). Great flavor, but a little too dry.

Grilled octopus, sweet corn and cherry tomatoes, watermelon radish (€8). Too burnt and bitter for my liking.

Skillet broccoli with korean rice cake, anchovy & parmesan (€7). Slightly too burnt as well but the anchovy sauce was delicious.

Celery root dumplings with dan-dan sauce, chives & toasted peanuts (€7). Quite lovely, with an intriguing hint of tahini.

Guanaja chocolate ganache, salted peanut butter mousse, baked grapes, whipped cream (€6). Grapes did not look baked and I wish they used seedless grapes, but otherwise a fine complement to the chocolate ganache and salted peanut butter mousse.

Verjus Bar à Vin is a very cute place, but I’m not sure if I will be back again considering the plethora of wine bars in Paris, many of which perhaps serve better food.

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September 15th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

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