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Friday, August 5, 2011

Frenchie wine bar

Drinking delicious wine in the street

Standing in rue du Nil, outside Frenchie Bar à Vins
Across the street, outside Frenchie restaurant
San Daniele 24-month cured ham with fresh almonds
Mortadella, mesclun and summer truffles
Foie Gras with cherry chutney
Terrine de campagne (country terrine) with piccalilli
Iberian ham (aged 4 year), AOC Dehesa de Extremadura, served with tomato bread
Tuna tartar from St Jean de Luz served with beets and hazel nuts 
Smoked trout with avocado and pickled cucumbers
Braised tête de cochon, Coco de Paimpol beans, green apple and mustard seeds 
Napoléon with honey and summer truffles
Panacotta with raspberries and verbena
Chocolate with fleur de sel and olive oil
WC (behind white door), kitchen (the tiny nook next to WC) and bar
Bar and kitchen
LOCATION: Frenchie Bar à Vins, 5-6 rue du Nil, 75002 Paris
CATEGORY: Wine bar, Tapas, Spanish,  French
DRINK: Jacky Blot “Triple Zéro” Chenin Blanc (sparkling), Domaine de la Taille aux Loups
Domino do Bibei "Lalama" (2007) Ribeira Sacra
Prieure-Roch "Rouge" (2009)
Maxime Graillot, Cornas (2008)
WE THINK: Frenchie Bar à Vins is the newly opened microscopic wine/tapas bar across the street from one of the hardest reservations in Paris: Frenchie restaurant, where owner/chef Greg Marchand (nickname "Frenchie") himself daily cooks the famous 38 Euro 3-course prix fixe. Unlike the restaurant, the wine bar takes no reservations. Instead you get to wait outside, standing in the middle of tiny rue de Nil at dusk, drinking delicious wine, chatting to the friendly waiters and feeling pretty ok about not managing to get a table at Frenchie restaurant. We waited a little over an hour which was worth it. While some of the signature Frenchie dishes, such as the insanely delicious smoked trout, are also served in the wine bar, the wine bar menu is generally less refined and mainly consists of cold tapas. Aside from the trout, the braised pig's head, tuna tartar and heavenly Iberian ham were also memorably yummy. 

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