The 30-plus glass pours at this new modern French hotspot in West Hollywood are only 3 ounces, allowing diners to sample several with a series of shared dishes. In addition, any bottle from the adjoining wine shop, Boutellier—which specializes in exclusive inventory—can be enjoyed in the restaurant for a $15 corkage fee.
From The Sommelier: “In regard to wine styles and regions, I try and tell all of our guests that you can’t really tie a region to a sense of style anymore. There are so many wineries throughout Europe now that make wine in a ”New World” way. So instead of discussing region, I usually discuss grape variety and show them different expressions of that grape varietal around the world, because it is just fascinating how different all of those expressions can be.” —Jordan Ogron, Tesse
Dish We Loved: Whole daurade with fennel, vadouvan, and orange