This classic-French favorite expanded its wine list and glass offerings, now including more than 700 bottles and leaning heavily on French finds. While the country’s classic regions are represented, the restaurant also looks to educate diners about less familiar areas.
From the Sommelier: “France possesses myriad climates, grape varieties and winemaking traditions that allow us to offer a tremendous range of styles. In an age when sommeliers—in particular, young, up-and-coming sommeliers—are righteously championing wines from largely undeveloped and unfamiliar wine-producing countries, it’s an interesting opportunity to almost jump back in time, exposing guests to wines from regions as old as wine itself. With so many changes in the wine world over the last few decades, sometimes it seems as if these great, historic wines have taken a back seat to emerging countries. It’s great to have the opportunity to bridge that divide and re-establish that old relationship.” —Charles Puglia, Le Coucou
Dish We Loved: Lobster and scallop stuffed cabbage, Pineau de la Loire