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Verjus Bar à Vins

Paris by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Paris by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Paris by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

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).

Verjus by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Verjus by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Verjus by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Verjus by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

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)

Le Louvre by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Le Louvre by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

Le Louvre by Carin Olsson (Paris in Four Months)

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.

  • Fernanda M. Durán

    Oh man, your pictures are just astonishing! They make me to want more and more, if it’s possible, to go to Paris ASAP!
    Thanks for sharing :)

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much :)

  • http://twitter.com/EleBusing Eleanor

    Oh no! I’ve been meaning to try Verjus for a while (I feel like they’re always rec-ing it on the HiP blog?) now, I guess I’ll have to scratch it from my list. I’m heading to Paris with a good friend in April and am trying to plan our meals, I’ve got a few of your favourites bookmarked!

    • http://expatedna.com/ Edna

      No don’t scratch it from your list, they’re very much worth a visit! Especially the restaurant. I think the wine bar must have had an off night.

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      I agree with Edna, don’t scratch it from your list if you really want to go :) I would at least give it a try! Perhaps they just had an “off night”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/darina.weggemansnykl Darina Weggemans-Nykl

    Wonderful pictures…cannot wait to see the sunset in Paris…maybe in May…

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you :)

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  • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

    How odd! I’ve always loved Verjus, and I think Braden and company are making some of the most delicious food in Paris right now. Maybe it was an off night?

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      I know! I was so sad since I’ve heard so many wonderful things! Although a friend went to the actual restaurant (and not the wine bar as we did) the same week and she had an amazing meal! So perhaps it was just a “off night” as you say. I would be more than willing to go back though :)

  • http://ilikewantneed.com/ Erin

    These photos gave me goosebumps. The early evening light is just incredible, and you captured it so perfectly!

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much Erin :)

  • french cravings

    I head to Paris next month for a cooking class and plan to shoot beaucoup de photos all around the city. The exposure in your all evening photos is amazing. Care to share a tip or two?

    We also plan to try the Verjus restaurant…hopefully it will live up to the hype. :) Katie

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you! I actually just flip around until I find something suitable for the occasion. Although I really should have a tripod for the night images since it’s soo easy for them to get unsharp when it’s that dark.

      I’ll cross my fingers for Verjus to be better once you’re there. Although perhaps you’re going to the restaurant and not the wine bar? In that case I’ve heard some amazing things! Best, Carin

  • Coline

    Seems like the perfect place !

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    Coline !

  • Faye Bullock

    Wow Carin your photos are truly magical. The second one is stunning! Sounds like a lovely evening glad you two are having such fun together :)
    http://www.farfelue.com

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much Faye :)

  • emily

    aw thank you for the beautiful photos

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      You’re more than welcome :)

  • Anastasia

    The first photos are absolutely breathtaking! Love the colours.

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    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you!

  • Breanna Keeler

    Your photos are always stunning, but the ones in this post literally took my breath away. Gorgeous!

    • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

      Thank you so much!

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