Now, we all know there are countless wine bars in Paris, so how do Parisians pick their favourites?
Well, first, an inviting interior helps… perhaps some warm lighting, boxy shelves neatly lined from the parquet floor to the ceiling with wine bottles? Some long, raw wooden tables flanked by sociable wooden benches, and a few smaller, intimate tables alongside shopfront would be good too.
Secondly, a good vibe and friendly staff is essential, so if the staff come up to get you seated and help you pick out a suitable wine for the evening, you’re off to great start. Then, ideally you would have just the right level of background chit chat that makes you feel relaxed and inconspicuous in exclusive company.
Then, as you’re in a wine bar, some great wine and some top quality “grignotage” or nibbles are an absolute must! So an interesting wine, selected to match your taste accompanied by a big mixed platter of meats and cheeses, and maybe a pot of delicious terrine would go down nicely wouldn’t it?
I think you should make your way over to Les Caves de Prague and see it for yourself!
Tip: The prices on the bottles are the takeaway price, so remember that you need to add on 5€ corkage if you’re going to savour it in the bar… but the staff will give you a friendly reminder so you don’t get a nasty surprise at the end, don’t worry.