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L'Avant Comptoir

L'Avant Comptoir

The quartet of standing room-only wine & small plates bars (the original 'comptoir' is now supplemented by ones "de La Mer", "de la Terre", and "du Marché") are a wickedly exciting find if neither timing, nor budget allow for in-advance reservations but the city's culinary excellence beckons. You'll still be treated to the finest produce from France and beyond: Corsican charcuterie, scrumptious Iberian ham croquettes, along with self-serve bread (by boulanger Thierry Breton, who works exclusively with wheat grown and processed in the Ile-de-France region) and Bordier butter (presumed to be the 'best butter in the world'). You know you're in good hands with legendary head chef Yves Camdeborde, nicknamed "godfather of bistronomy". Browse through the menu cards hanging over the bar to take your pick of pintxo, and pair them with your choice of finest wines.
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