SquareMeal Review of
Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels Seven Dials
From the team behind Soho's Experimental Cocktail Club, this chic little wine bar boasts a Parisian sibling in St-Germain-des-Prés – and its brilliant list is a love song to regional French oenology (with a few detours to Spain and Italy). We have fond memories of a textured Sardinian white from Cantina Poderosa and a rustic Côtes du Roussillon – made even better with charcuterie and a bowl of perfectly crisp baby squid with zingy espelette pepper from the pitch-perfect menu. Elsewhere, the drinks list features a mystery glass (guess the wine and win a bottle) as well as interesting grower Champagnes, wild cards from Corsica and the Jura, plus big-hitting Bordeaux and Burgundies. The cosy interior is spread over two floors (upstairs is more airy) with plump cushions, divans, low tables and sparkling candlelight conjuring the feel of an elegant modern salon.
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