La Buvette Paris
A Two Year Wait to Visit La Buvette
September 2013, our first trip to Paris. I did my homework and had found a number of natural wine bars worth a visit. One day, Julie was out with a friend and I had the afternoon free. I chose to walk (a long way) as I love to see a city on foot. In hindsight, I had not done all the research needed. Yep, closed.
I posted my disappointment on Instagram, and some time later, I got a nice response, so I resolved: next time, for sure! Here we are, back in Paris Oct 2015. I was determined to try again.
Even better, we arrived at a quiet time, and had Camille to ourselves. La Buvette is a one person show, Camille Fourmont is literally the head chef and bottle washer. At a busier time, we would not have had the opportunity to get to know her.
We had a nice chat about wine, natural wine, passion and entrepreneurship. On the subject of natural wine, Camille says: “First, it must be clean”. No idealogue, she is not interested in accepting flawed wines in the name of a principle. Her main goal with customers is to ensure they are happy with their choice. She had Julie sample several wines before she picked a glass to enjoy.
Camille offers a variety of small plates along with her wines, and her license requires eating in order to enjoy some wine. We had a nice burata plate with some bread to satisfy the authorities. (click on any photo to see slide show)
At the conclusion of our visit, I couldn’t resist and took a bottle back to our AirBnB flat to enjoy.
So, if you find yourself in Paris, Wednesday-Sunday, visit Camille at La Buvette. Just check the hours, first!