Where Wine Still Reins (La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels)
Written by StyleXplorer, Mindy VanKirk
From the delightful trio of gentlemen who brought you the wildly successful Curio Parlor, Experimental Cocktail Club and Prescription Cocktail Club comes La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, where wine reigns supreme.
Gone are the exquisitely mixed drinks that helped fuel the recent cocktail craze in Paris, replaced by a carefully curated menu of wines from around the world, including many grand crus not normally found in your average wine bar. The beverage focus may have shifted, but the homey yet chic vibe found at La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels’ sister establishments is still intact, with plush armchairs, sofas and footstools in vibrant prints surrounding low, candle-lit coffee tables. Blue walls provide a soothing backdrop perfect for some serious drinking, while the low volume level allows patrons to conduct actual conversations.
Try to snag a set near the fireplace and then get adventurous: each night, La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels chooses a ‘Mystery Bottle.’ If upon finishing it your party can identify both the producer and the vintage, you don’t pay a single euro. Fail and you have to pony up. Either way, you’re sure to emerge from the cozy confines of La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels feeling like a winner.