Couleurs de Vigne is a tiny place on the Left Bank of Paris. We stumbled upon it while looking for a taxi after a wine/food pairing course at nearby Le Cordon Bleu (more about this later). We did not hear a word of English or any other language besides French while we were there, which made me suspect this was a local place. There are several hundred bottles of wine lining the walls and all are available by the glass. The plates are tapas-style, but big enough to share.
Since we were somewhat sated after the course, we decided to do two plates – smoked salmon and cheese with fruit. With the salmon we had a glass of Sancerre and with the cheese/fruit a glass of Cahors (I am SO sorry for not writing down the names of the producers). Our palates were too burned out from the class to appreciate the food/wine fully, however the overall experience was lovely – candlelight, warm and friendly staff, tasty food and wonderful wine.
Come prepared to speak French – even bad, terrible French is just fine. Ask them to recommend a glass of something to sip while you wander around and check out the selections. Relax, enjoy the atmosphere and become French in spirit for a little while.
Couleurs de Vigne
2 rue Marmontel