Enjoy the best hour of the day at this eccentric shop dedicated to all things aperitif.
Following the FFF (French Football Federation), the FFC (cycling) and the FFE (horseriding), finally a French Federation (read: shop/bar) dedicated to that most important of post-work rituals, the aperitif. Move beyond the fashionable midnight blue shopfront and tricolore logo and you’ll find a large refrigerated counter filled with cheeses and cured meats from various small producers. On the shelves, meanwhile, there’s a wide range of treats like pâtés from Label Rouge le Fougeray (€4.90), or for the really brave, crunchy insects from Jimini’s. Drinks include things like artisanal ciders, craft beers from Parisian brewery BapBap, and a brilliant selection of wines, including eco-friendly and natural bottles like Damien Coquelet’s Morgon Côtes du Py and the Vignoble Réveille. Prices are appealing, starting from just €8 a bottle, while the small tables at the back of the shop are an ideal spot to lap up whatever’s just taken your fancy (with an additional corkage fee of €5).
TRANSLATION: FLORA HUDSON
|Venue name:||Fédération Française de l'Apéritif|
2 rue de Paradis
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed 10.30am-2.30pm, 4.30pm-9pm; Thu-Fri 10.30am-2.30pm, 4.30pm-10pm; Sat 11am-10pm.|
|Transport:||Metro: Château d'Eau|