French Wine & Workshop: It might look like an unassuming bistro from the outside, but there’s lots going on inside this two-story spot on the quiet Shin Hing steps off Hollywood Road.
Look & Feel: A mix of small leather stools, petite round tables, rustic tiles and a relaxed bar counter make this an unpretentious place to grab a post-work tipple. For budding oenophiles, Figaro also plans to host wine-tasting workshops every month to celebrate different regions and wineries.
Meet the Chef: Chef Jonathan Irwin has done his time at several Michelin-starred spots, such as Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire in Paris, Le Moulin de Mougins in Cannes and Restaurant Akrame.
On the Menu: As you’d expect at any self-respecting French winebar, the menu revolves around wine, cheese, charcuterie, and more wine — over 2,200 bottles, to give you an idea. Most of the lot hails from the Rhone Valley, Burgundy and Bordeaux and prices start from $300. As for wines par le verre, there’s a rotating roster of about 10 varieties, falling between $80 and $300. There’s food too though — think sharing plates of langoustine tartare ($115), sweet and sour lamb two ways ($145), warm goat’s cheese salad ($115) and homemade foie gras ($148) just to name a few.
FYI: The name was borrowed from Pierre Beaumarchais’s play “The Barber of Seville.”
This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop will update this post once we’ve visited in person.