Le Guide Fooding’s Best cave à manger of 2014
The tiny white-tile wine bar from Camille Fourmont (ex-Dauphin and Chateaubriand) welcomes international lovers of joyful wines for a taste of her intense natural nectars by the glass or by the bottle: a Sauvignon blanc from Camille and Mathiat Marquet at the Château Lestignac in the Bergerac (€6.50 a glass); Séléné, a Beaujolais-Villages from Sylvère Trichard (€25 a bottle); Lu Cuntadent, a Montepulciano-d’Abruzzo from Vini Rabasco (€35 a bottle), etc. Taste it all at the crowded bar or at one of the three marbled tables, while nibbling on some sharp plates which are scribbled out on the big mirror: a cult-favorite dish of white beans with lemon zest and a splash of Profil Grec olive oil (€6.50); burrata covered in buckwheat or in raspberry powder (€12), a chicken liver and dried fruit terrine from Rodolphe Paquin (€10); smoked tuna with edible flowers (€10), etc. It’s all incredible! // O.J.