Augustin Marchand d'Vins

Augustin Marchand d'Vins (Paris)

© Aïtor Alfonso

  • Date
  • share

On Rue des Grands-Augustins, a neon red sign shines bright above the cheekiest aristocratic wine bar on the Left Bank! In this small spot with exposed stone walls and wooden rafters, the aptly named Augustin Marchand pops open bottles of wine with so much gusto he could convert a nonbeliever. The night we went, we paired them with: saucisson from the Ardèche sliced extra thin; delicious coppa from Puglia; diabolically good burrata sprinkled with toasted hazelnuts and shaved mushrooms – or maybe even black or white truffles; a springtime salad of haricots verts and nectarines; stylish vitello tonnato; before some ravishing roasted figs served with halva and pomegranate seeds. // A.D.

FEELING THIRSTY? Soaringly good naturophile wines: a Burgundy Aligoté from Marthe Henry Boillot (€9 a glass), La Petite Robe, a lightly macerated a Savoy Jacquère from Jean-Yves Péron (€11), Lulu, an Auvergne Gamay from Patrick Bouju (€59 a bottle), a Crozes-Hermitage from Dard et Ribo (€46)…

PRICE: Plates €8-26.

Save this spot in the Fooding app, available on iOS! Download it now in the app store.

The new Le Fooding France Guide is available!

Inside the latest edition, discover our top 400 restaurants, bars, wine cellars, shops and hotels from all over France that’ll be the talk of the town in 2024. Anything else? Our 16-strong list of award winners you’ll not find anywhere else, and nine articles which shine a light on the taste of the times!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… And after conquering France, Belgium is Le Fooding guide’s latest playground!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.