Did you know that in the Grands Boulevards area stands, just within walking distance from the Grand Rex and the Max Linder, a genuine lush jungle? Walk in Vert Sauvage and enjoy a tropical forest where it feels fantastic to have a good time with friends.
Both a wine bar and a tapas bar, and even cocktail bar, Vert Sauvage is the latest project carried out by Serge Ahovey, already behind La Mangerie in the Marais, and Rouge à Lèvres set… next door! With Vert Sauvage, Serge Ahovey created a unique place with Balinese influences mixing majestic rattan seats, straw lampshades and a big tree standing in the middle of the place and which branches and leaves fall to the tables, like a natural barrier for more intimacy.
A small cocoon of greenery, only opening at night, and where one can have a comfortable seat and discover the delighting menu of well-made tapas. Incredibly well-advised by the warm team – of an unparalleled kindness – we went for many small dishes to share with guests, all in very respectable servings. Of course, seasonal produces are in and everything is homemade, from starters to desserts by chef Filipe.
24-month beef Cecina from Galicia (€16) in a very simple way, burrata, grilled butternut and roasted hazelnuts (€17), poached egg, grilled pastrami, and cured cheddar (€14), dishes come and go on our table, hitting the nail.
We continued with exquisite shrimp dumplings, sesame chards and fantastic and light corn cream (€15), cheeky caramelized chicken gua bao with peanuts (€12.5), and black sausage with apple and ginger chutney (€14), for a subtle sweet-savory flavor pairing. The most careful of you may have noticed the Asian influences on the menu with small touches here and there in most tapas.
We were into cocktails that night, and we left the wine list behind, willing to return and try it another time. But please note this wine bar enjoys a very great selection from all around France, from confidential winemakers to the most famous vintages.
We then went for very nice cocktails not hiding behind a lengthy list of ingredients. To sip on site, the Mimi (vodka, lime, strawberry syrup, basil; €15), the Reine Margot (gin, lime, yellow chartreuse, cucumber syrup; €15), or the Délice de Candice (cachaça, lime, syrup and passion fruit purée; €15), fresh and balanced cocktails we will gladly toast with again soon.
Alcohol abuse is bad for your health, please drink responsibly.
This test has been carried out as part of a business invitation, if your experience differs from us, please let us know in the comments.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 4 March 2022
6 Rue Rougemont
75009 Paris 9