The sun is shining, the leafy trees are posing prettily along the Canal St-Martin, and you are walking over one of the Japanese-eque bridges that curve over the water. All that’s missing is a table and a glass of wine. Luckily, this wine bar/restaurant is on hand to delight you with its vast selection. You could share a plate of sliced smoked meats and sausage, the usual accompaniment to a glass of red, or explore the menu, which might include a slice of milk-fed veal or mullet ceviche. Then select a bottle of wine from the shelves that line the walls, and enjoy it (for a nominal corkage fee) in this informal, if crowded, setting.
- Margie Rynn