Wine Bars

Vivant, Pierre Jancou’s new restaurant in the 10th

by phyllisflick on April 29, 2011

It was no surprise that Pierre Jancou’s latest restaurant would be beautiful—his last two spots, Racines in the Passage des Panoramas and La Crémerie on the rue Quatre Vents in the 6th —are both stunning. Even so, I was still struck upon entering by Jancou’s knack for uncovering hidden gems.  This one, located on the […]


Inaki Aizpitarte is not a chef whose cooking leaves you indifferent.  To some he’s a culinary genius and one of Paris’s most interesting chefs, to others his reputation is overrated, inflated by adoring fans*. I’m not sure that I would consider myself a fan, but I do like Aizpitarte’s cooking. Aizpitarte got started in the […]

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Restaurant Saturne, a New Restaurant/Wine Bar in Paris

by phyllisflick on September 19, 2010

Sven Chartier and Ewen Lemoigne have taken the concept of cave à manger to a new level with Saturne, a beautiful, spacious wine bar and restaurant located steps from the Bourse in Paris’s 2nd arrondissement.  Both were most recently at Racines, a wine bar in the Passage de Panorama known for its almost militant adherence to […]


Coinstot Vino

by phyllisflick on February 20, 2010

This wine bar/cave à manger, recently opened in the picturesque Passage Panorama,  is a welcome addition to the Paris wine scene.  Bright and airy with a great terrace in a quiet part of the passage, with the warm weather coming, it’s sure to be a hit. Expect small plates of marinated anchovies, smoked fish, charcuterie, […]


Avant Comptoir, Yves Camdeborde’s latest

by phyllisflick on December 31, 2009

This tiny “bar à hors-d’oeuvres” recently opened by Yves Camdeborde, one of Paris’s most coveted chefs and proprietor of the impossible-to-book Comptoir du Relais, is certainly one of the best places to open in Paris this year. Anyone knowledgeable of the Parisian food scene will easily recognize Camdeborde, the jovial chef who unintentionally started the […]