Among our best allies in our strong local French culture, stands our red wine. And like every 3rd Thursday of November, every year, we celebrate what we call: Le Beaujolais Nouveau.
A tasting of our freshly harvested red wine. And even if it’s not the best French wine we can make, it’s one of our strongest and liveliest tradition.
5 Things to Know about Beaujolais Nouveau
> Beaujolais Nouveau isn’t just one wine or wineyard, but close to 2000 different wine producers.
> What does it taste like? Very generous and fruity (red fruits and sweety) in the mouth.
> What you should eat with it? A deli meat platter of French cooked meat: saucisson, pâté, rillettes, etc
> The temperature it should be served at? Best served at a temperature of 10 to 11°C.
> How much should a bottle cost? From 10€ to 18€ at the restaurant, from 3€ at the wine cellar
Here are the two very traditional wine bars we like where we will drink our traditional Beaujolais on Thursday November 17th, in the evening.
Les Noces de Jeannette – Opera district
A traditional bistrot founded in 1900 close to Opéra, and in front of the Opera Comique, in center Paris. Expect a lively typical French atmosphere in the inside.
And most of all, Les Noces de Jeanette is a wine and Beaujolais Nouveau expert which will pair your glass of wine with tasty local produces from France like dug leg with spices or Grilled Andouillette AAAAA and crème brûlée with vanilla bourbon. Foodie travelers (romantic or family dinner) willing to discover our local cuisine, this restaurant is made for you.
What do you drink there? Beaujolais Nouveau “Cuvée Vieille Vigne” or “Les Griottes” from Domaine du Vissoux.
Where? At the corner of 14 rue Favart et 9 rue d’Amboise, 75002 Paris. Metro: Richelieu Drouot (Lignes 8 et 9), Bourse ou Quatre-Septembre (Lige 3).
La Bonne Franquette – Montmartre district
Love, eat, drink and sing is this place motto! We couldn’t ask for more right now!
In the heart of old Montmartre, on the hill, this wine bar is exactly like you could picture it in an old French movie, founded in 1880! The house is actually four-century old! It is built on the corner of the rue des Saules, leading the vine of Montmartre, the street Norvins, oldest street of Montmartre, and rue Saint Rustique, the higher street of Paris.
La Bonne Franquette was the meeting of such artists like Pissarro, Sisley, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Monet, Zola and Vincent Van Gogh! Here as well is a great place to enjoy high quality traditional products with your red wine.
Good food, good wine, in Montmartre, could it be more Parisian?
Where? 2 rue des Saules, 75018 Paris. Metro: Lamarck-Caulainourt (Line 12)
Thursday, November 17th
Where: Les Noces de Jeannette, Rue Favart, Paris, France
Metro: Richelieu-Drouot (Line 9)