Introducing: Spring Wine Bar

leftrightWhen chef Daniel Rose began to renovate a former skate shop on the rue Bailleul, he discovered a wealth of subterranean possibilities. His construction team unearthed not one but two sixteenth century cellars, complete with crumbling stone arches and stairs. This gift of historically classified atmosphere came with plenty of red strings attached. The renovation of Rose’s restaurant was delayed by more than a year.
That restaurant opened on July 14 (see reviews at Paris by Mouth) but work below ground continued throughout the summer. Finally (and very quietly), Spring Wine Bar opened in the basement last Friday night.
foodThe vision for this wine bar has changed a lot over time. Never one to be short on ideas, Rose has promised everything from a late night Champagne bar with a separate entrance from the restaurant to a spot for gourmet hot dogs and Japanese whiskey. He settled on something that’s more familiar – a wine bar with food – but still very much needed in Paris today.

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