The third Thursday of November is the release date for Beaujolais Noveau, the young, juicy red wine. To celebrate, we went to Bar a vin,
Bar manager Loic showed me his ballon-tying injuries: he was not the only member of staff sporting baloon blisters. L’escargot blanc and Bar a vin were festively – and thoroughly – decorated in blue-blanc-rouge baloons to celebrate the event. It was also busy.
Downstairs, special Beaujolais-based cheese and charcuterie boards were on offer. I had a board of thinly sliced sausage all to myself. Bliss! Then I started on Christopher’s left-over Beaujolais goats cheese and Saint-Felicien, a creamy, silky cheese that’s beyond delish and works very well indeed with a light red.
We tried a couple of aged wines as well as this years crop. All was juicy, light and fruity. Welcome, Beaujolais and thank you Bar a vin for giving us a space to celebrate.