La Dispensa

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A warm and tasteful restaurant and grocery that serves tremendous cheese and charcuterie platters – just add wine for apéro perfection.

Opened in early 2015, this Italian delicatessen offers in-store tastings of its fresh imported produce (as well as prepared dishes) from 12 noon to 8pm. Try the tremendous charcuterie platter, which comes heaped with speck, smoked ham, ciausculo and other Italian specialities, as well as bread and hot chilli-infused olive oil. It is snacking perfection, especially when paired with a Tuscan red like the Morellino di Scansano, priced at €16.20 plus €7 corkage fee. The stuffed focaccia with burrata and country bresaola is also a treat, but the cheese platter was even more impressive, with its two varieties of goat’s milk pecorino (one salted) and cow’s milk blue cheese, served with grapes and a jar of eucalyptus honey.

The host is warm and gracious and takes care to explain all the produce. The venue itself, a cross between a restaurant and a grocer’s, is furnished simply but with great taste.

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Venue name: La Dispensa
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Address: 9 rue Taylor
10e
Paris

Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10.30am-8pm (food service 12noon-7.30pm)
Transport: Metro: Jacques Bonsergent or Strasbourg - Saint-Denis
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