“I see London, I see France” is what you’ll say when owners Terry and Chef Michael McNally of London Grill open their second restaurant, Paris Wine Bar, on Thursday, February 9 with a reception featuring free hors d’oeuvres and live jazz.
Although “an ode to the winsome storefronts of Paris’ Le Marais neighborhood,” in Terry’s words, the comfortable lounge and cafe will focus on wines produced here in Pennsylvania. Six wines will be offered “on draught,” tapped from kegs direct from PA winemakers. The rotating selections will include two whites, three reds and one dry rose, and will change frequently to showcase the best of local Pennsylvania winemakers such as Allegro, Pinnacle Ridge, Galen Glenn and Manatawny.
Food-wise, Chef McNally’s cafe-inspired menu will include comfort fare like steamed mussels, mustard-crusted calf’s liver and his own take on the classic croque madame served with duck confit.
The 50-seater, adorned with French sconces, chandeliers and draperies from the McNallys’ personal collection, will be open Thursday through Sunday from 4p.m. until midnight.
And, if you can’t visit the City of Lights this Spring, be sure to check out the wine bar’s outdoor cafe which will open with the welcoming of warmer weather.
Paris Wine Bar
2303 Fairmount Avenue