The vast majority of Paris restaurants will be closed through January 2, but a few will be open to help you celebrate the New Year. There are no bargains at this time of year, but we’ve broken down your options, most ranging from 90€ to (gasp!) 700€.
Inexpensive couples of quality grower’s champagne served on a nice outdoor terrace overlooking… a gritty street lined with sex clubs and prostitutes. It’s quite a combo. The charcuterie and cheese plates are standard, but it’s the warm, witty personality of the proprietor and former comedienne Morgane Fleury that is the main draw for those looking for affordable, natural wine.
How to spend your bubbly budget this year? Aaron Ayscough shares his favorite independent wine shops with the best Champagne selection and service, along with his picks for which bottles to pop this New Year’s Eve.
Parties December 10 (Friday) at La Cuisine: A holiday party & book signing with three of our favorite Paris authors: contributing editor Alexander Lobrano (Hungry for Paris), David Lebovitz (Ready for Dessert) and Heather Stimmler-Hall (Naughty Paris). Stop by to say hello, sip Champagne, nibble
Free (or really cheap) Wine Tastings in Paris December 3 (Friday) at La Dernière Goutte: a free “Happy Hour” tasting with winemaker Julien Labat (Jura) accompanied by a good Comté from the same region. From 4:30-7:30pm at 6 rue de Bourbon le Château, 75006. December 4