There is something special about a restaurant that reserves one of their four walls for just wine. No need for a wine menu at Bouillon in Marseille, when you walk in, your eyes dart over the shelves and begin to pick up well known favourites next to bottles you’ve been dreaming of trying, but don’t shy away from the unknown, there plenty of up and coming less known producers here too, and you can be certain they must hold merit standing in this line up.
Marseille has seen a recent boom of natural wine bars, restaurants, and caves. The city is coming to life with amazing cuisine, and exciting places to visit and celebrate the city’s diverse culture and influences. Bouillon’s wine selection reflects that mix with bottles from Jura to Austria, Brutal to Glou Glou, it’s got something for everyone’s taste from a wide array of countries.
The smells drift down to you, as you enter, from the open plan kitchen just above, and you know you are in for a treat.Their kitchen team, headed up by Aurégan Dean (who is also a trained butcher), serves a delicious menu of small plates for sharing. The menu changes all the time, but if you get the chance, try their deep fried lamb brain. You won’t be disappointed!
At the front of house you’ll find co-founder Mathieu Zurcher and his amazing team behind a pastel coloured bar. They are ready to welcome you with recommendations, wine by the glass, and even bottles to take away if you prefer. If you are taking a bottle with you, don’t forget to pass by the small but well stocked meat counter, where you can buy homemade charcuterie and sausage. Delicious! Perfect for your next dinner party and a speciality of the butcher turned chef Auréga. This place is a meat lover’s dream.
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