Conveniently placed just off the Place de la République, on a cute little street which has been bursting to the brim with activity for the last few years – little boutiques, bars and restaurants aplenty – is a relatively new restaurant called Elmer. I’m not going to tell you about Elmer though — instead, I want to tell you about its little sister wine bar across the street.
In the long room, mirrored on one side and decorated with shelves of wine on the other, there are high wooden benches that lend for a very good setting for catching up with friends, a casual date or just a quick time-killing glass of wine (because why should you kill time with a coffee?)
The welcome here is always enthusiastic and friendly. The staff will get you seated and advise you on the snacks on offer –cheeses, patés and hams– and help you pick a wine that you’ll like depending on your tastes, so that you can focus on sitting back and enjoying your present company.
So, if I’ve managed to convince you and you’re still reading, the wafer-thin, melt-in-the-mouth prosciutto crudo is to die for!