A long lunch at Juveniles wine bar, Paris

Feb 28, 12 A long lunch at Juveniles wine bar, Paris
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Juveniles decor

When I was in Paris last, I popped into Juveniles wine bar for a long leisurely lunch. Juveniles is a Paris institution. It was one of the first wine bar of it’s kind to open in Paris 25 years ago. At the time, the concept of  offering various wines by the glass was mostly unheard of in Paris. Scotsman Tim Johnson presides over the bar to this day and was there while I was and stopped to chat with me and my luncheon companion.

food  menu

food menu

The menu is French bistro and the wine list while not overly extensive is full of interesting wines from around the world as well as more esoteric French wines. If you’re looking for a non-French wine by the glass, this place is it. Always something interesting on the menu. The day we were in, there was a Chilean wine by the glass as well as Spanish!

glass of wine

glass of wine

This is going to be a photo-blog because I neglected to take notes but took lots of pics! Juveniles is on a small street, very close to The Louvre but a  million miles away from the touristy hoards.

tables

tables

Wine and Duck

French for lunch

French for lunch

perfect seared duck

perfect seared duck

A few more bar interior pics. The place is small so be sure to get there either early or late, or better yet, make a reservation.

tables

tables

Juveniles is also a wine shop, wines available at retail prices…

wine shop

they’re a wine shop, too

French malbec

French malbec after lunch

wall art

they have a cricket club
they have a cricket club

Yes, it was one of those long afternoon lunches…

The Wine Sleuth and owner Tim Johnson

The Wine Sleuth and owner Tim Johnson

Juveniles

47 rue de Richelieu, 1er arrondissement

M° Pyramides, tel: 01 42 97 46 49, closed Sundays

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