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Il Vino

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Il Vino Review

It might seem audacious to present hungry diners with nothing more than a wine list, but the gamble is paying off for Enrico Bernardo at his wine-centric restaurant with a branch in Courchevel, in the French Alps. This charismatic Italian left the George V to oversee a dining room where food plays second fiddle (in status, not quality). The hip decor—plum-color banquettes, body-hugging white chairs, a few high tables—attracts a mostly young clientele that's happy to play the game by ordering one of the blind, multicourse tasting menus. The €95 menu, with four dishes and four wines, is a good compromise that might bring you a white Mâcon with saffron risotto, crisp Malvasia with crabmeat and black radish, a full-bodied red from Puglia with Provençal-style lamb, sherrylike vin jaune d'Arbois with aged Comté cheese, and sweet Jurançon with berry crumble. You can also order individual wine-food combinations à la carte or pick a bottle straight from the cellar and ask for a meal to match.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch Sat.
Updated: 02-19-2014

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    A Surprise and Delight

    My husband and I love to experience wine and when we found a restaurant in one of our favourite cities - Paris - that paired food with wine - we couldn't resist. And we went a step above - we opted for a blind wine tasting. We guessed most of the wine types thoroughly enjoyed the food the chef prepared to go along with the wine! I would definitely recommend trying this place over the typical 6 course well known Parisian spots!

    by kristen2125, 11/23/08

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