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The Parisian Original

December 31, 2014
Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels

From the gloriously booze-addled brains behind longtime LUXE favourite Experimental Cocktail Club, Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels has been popping corks across the globe with new outposts in London and, most recently, New York. But, before the international scene had even got a whiff of this cult oenophile gem, savvy Parisians (mais, bien sûr) have been piling into the original set-up in St-Germain-des-Prés since 2012.

The cosy, dim-lit environs, comfy sofas, dark woods, pressed metal ceilings, and – dare we say it – a cellar replete with more than 3,000 red, white and sparkling varieties, make this sophisticated bar the perfect date-night nook. Take your pick from a list that has in the past included a French Domaine Montirius ‘Jardin Secret’, an Urbans Hof Spatlese Feinherb from Germany, and even obscurer appellations like Ukraine’s Massandra Bastardo. Should your tum demand nibbles to accompany, you’ll find a pleasing but tight edit of small plates, like prosciutto al tartufo, steak tartare on toast drizzled with truffle oil, and a positively sinful chocolate tart. Meanwhile, pluckier connoisseurs can win a bottle of wine by identifying the mystery pour. Et, ben voila!

7 rue Lobineau, 6th / +33 9 54 90 20 20 / from 6pm daily /