Livingston (Marseille)

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After getting a taste of glory as a philosophical tale by Richard Bach, Livingston has now become Marseille’s very first orange wine bar! The authors of this particular story? Laura Vidal, Julia Mitton and Harry Cummins (Paris Pop Up, Chardon, La Mercerie), who called upon the young chef Valentin Raffali (ex-Papa Kim) to set this new spot with a graffiti-covered facade ablaze: you’ll find its name scrawled out in bright neon letters outside, and bistro tables, Baumann chairs and film posters inside. The night we went, served on Safi-style tableware: a pizzetta grilled over binchotan charcoal, with some ultra-creamy stracciatella sprinkled with oregano for dipping; incredible chicken thigh yakitori prepared tandoori style; cheeky calf’s head croquettes with a chiptole mayo; roasted tomato intensified by an XO sauce; ‘nduja (a spicy Calabrian sausage) pimped out with purple basil; before an intriguing “cool orange” cheese (which was actually an English blue cheese) paired with a charred apricot jam. In short, a delicious little meal that soared sky high! // Raoul Taburin

FEELING THIRSTY? Hélène Morère has you covered! Orange wines as far as the eye can see (a Roussillon Muscat from Marc and Caroline Barriot at €7.50 a glass, an Ardèche blend from Sylvain Bock à €34 a bottle…), and so much more: a Catalan white from Partida Creus (€34), a Luberon red by Laura Aillaud (€46), etc.

PRICE: Small plates €6-9.

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