Le Temps des Vendanges
In his wine cellar, Eric Cuestas, the Pythia of natural wines in the Saint-Cyp’ neighborhood, airs out his chemical input-free, high caliber wines: a formidable Cheverny Le P’tit Blanc from Le Tue Boeuf des Puzelat (€3.50 a glass) for a drink on the sunny terrace, Les Lèches, a powerful Ardèche blanc from the Domaine Le Mazel (€16.80 the bottle) or a more buttery Gaillac from Damaien Bonnet (€4.30)… He has endless oracles to share: for the reds, there’s a jovial Côtes-du-Rhône, On est Zazou, from the Domaine Gramenon (€3.20) or Il Fait Très Soif, a thirst-quenching blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah from Maxime Laurent (€10.80 the bottle)… For now or for later, at home or in house, we go all out with the triple A’s at lunch (Aubrac, Aveyron, Ariège): beef cheek confit, chicken rillettes, platters of raw milk cheeses or cured pork from black pigs, pistachio crème brûlée… Corkage fee €5. Cheese and charcuterie platters from €12.50 to €16.50, prix-fixe menu €16-20. // A.A.
Other adress: 2, rue Bernardet, 31830 Plaisance-du-Touch. Tél. : +33 5 34 59 11 57.