Have you been to Le Dernière Gout? If you're into wines you should stop by for their weekly tastings on Friday and Saturday afternoons at 6 rue de Bourbon le Chateau in the 6th eme. Metro Odeon.
It's the charming yellow-red shop on the corner.
Inside is just as warm and the staff could not be more friendly speaking all languages fluently.
The owner, Juan Sanchez is from New York so there's a relaxed atmosphere.
The building dates from the 18th century. The handsome Esher flooring is from the 20s though.
A big French county pitcher is for spitting at the tasting but most forgot about it.
I went to Le Derniere Gout (the last taste) to shoot Bob's portrait in his favorite Paris wine shop. He's been coming for close to 13 years
Bob is a Burgundy man.
He was in 7th heaven. He looks for wines he can't find back in Boston.
LDG will pack up your purchases for the plane home with expert care for a mere 12.€
Regulars were meandering in and out with gusto. The wines are bio-dynamic and mostly from small independent vigneron the owner knows and has visited.
Bob wanted to be painted standing next to the sign.
Later a beret was added.
The Burgundy bottle under his arm was my idea.
If you're with a wine person who wants to linger you can always go across the street to Henri Le Roux
For some gorgeous caramels
Or my favorite chocolate in Paris, Le Roux's 'caramel au fruit de la passion'
Back in Derniere Goutte a wine connoisseur could tell I had caramels on the mind and didn't approve. Uh oh. You know you're in a New York shop when you see a vintage trash can as part of the decor, though the staff missed this important detail. If you'd like to painted in your favorite Paris shop do let me know. Bon weekend PBers!