This is our final restaurant entry on Paris. I skipped a few lackluster meals. In looking back we dined a lot at Bastille.
La Muse Vin is a bistro + wine bar that specialize in “natural wine”. Obviously their wine is the highlight but they also offer innovative fusion “bistronomy” 3 courses menu for 30 euro. Lunch is even more affordable, only 10 euro and wine is included. I like the vibe a lot, it’s causal and friendly. Our server was the most chatty and lively person we’d encountered in Paris. The later in the night the more crowded it gets. There’re still plenty of customers coming in at their supposed closing time 11:00 pm.
He picked a glass of white and a glass of red for us based on what we ordered. Both are amazingly good. Esp. the red which is a mix of syrah and grenache. It smells wonderful! Even after we finished the glass the scent lingered.
Freda’s 2nd course: Salmon sashimi with the curry sauce, pomelos foam, artichoke. Very fusion dish. The raw salmon is very fresh and good quality, the sauce is a very interesting mix of a ginger-y spice flavor and the almost wasabi-ish horseradish.
my 2nd: Poultry with the tartar of Algaem (a type of seaweed), Jerusalem Artichokes and clams. This sounded like a “creative disaster” but no, it actually worked! Who would have thought chicken and seaweed go well together. The fried thing is the chicken skin. There’re lots of flavors on the plate and they go well together. The chicken is tender and actually has “chicken flavor”! (i.e. Most of the overtly genetic enhanced chicken in the US are just plain flavorless.)
La Muse Vin (Tel.: 01 40 09 93 05)
101, rue Charonne, 75011 Paris