This past weekend Grace called me up and asked me if I wanted to go for an early dinner at Verjus‘ wine bar. Since I’ve been wanting to go there forever, I was more than happy when I got her message! I decided to walk to the restaurant and enjoy this beautiful sunset on my way (which even made me a little bit late since I wanted to stop and take a photo every other minute or so).
We sipped on a glass of white wine, which was very delicious, while waiting for the kitchen to open. Verjus‘ wine bar is such a cosy place but unfortunately our experience wasn’t as good once the food arrived. Don’t get me wrong, it was totally fine but fine isn’t the word I’m looking for when I’m dining out. The shoestring fries (which I’ve been dying to try) were way too crunchy, Grace didn’t like her pork-belly at all and the dessert (chocolate mousse) was impossible to eat since it was frozen. Oh well, the fried chicken was at least very enjoyable and the dessert would have been yummy too if it hadn’t been so damn hard to get a bite of.
Sometime you hit and sometime you miss. Although I would come back but mostly for the cosy atmosphere and a glass of wine, and perhaps I would order in a snack or two but I wouldn’t sit down for a dinner again.
(Update: Please note that this is the Verjus’ wine bar we tried and not the restaurant)
Since we felt that we needed some kind of redemption we bought ourselves some ice cream and strolled through the city on our way home. My feet were almost bleeding after a 30 minute walk, in high heels, both to and from the restaurant but it was so worth it. A stunning sunset on the way there and beautiful night lights on the way home. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to remember where I am.