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What’s on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people

By Renée Suen| Photography by Renée Suen
What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people

Name: Paris Paris Contact: 1161 Dundas St. W., 416-535-5656, parisparis.ca, @parisparisbar
Neighbourhood: Trinity Bellwoods Previously: Cooper Cole Gallery Owner: Gani Shquier (Camp 4, The Grow-Op Juice Bar and Eatery) Partners: Jesse Fader and Jonathan Poon (Bar Fancy, Superpoint, Express Bar) Chef: Nick Morra (Chantecler, La Banane, Enoteca Sociale)

The food

Dishes featuring French, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese flavours (not all at the same time, mind you), seven days a week from morning to night. Smaller plates include fries with Kewpie mayo, and chicken liver mousse with cremini mushrooms on bread made by Patti Robinson (Woodlot), while mains bring things like piri-piri chicken and smoked duck breast with beets. Although the kitchen closes at midnight, there’s still a simple late-night bar menu of snacks like panini-pressed sandwiches.

What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
Bread and whipped butter. $6.

 

What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
Fries with Kewpie mayo and packets of Heinz ketchup. $7.

 

What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
Prosciutto cotto topped with chicory, vincotto and bread crumbs. $13.

 

What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
Chicken liver mousse on grilled bread, with cremini mushrooms and honey. $11.

 

What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
Cooked eggplant with sesame (black sesame paste, white sesame seeds), olive oil, dill and onion. Served with grilled-to-order pita. $11.

 

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What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
The crab claws are a playful take on the Chinese banquet staple. Each snow crab claw is surrounded by a shrimp-and-scallop mousse, then deep fried. $8 each.

 

What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
Poached salmon with green goddess dressing, fingerling potatoes and olives. $16.

 

What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
Piri-piri style chicken with grey salt and lemon. $18.

 

What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
The matcha panna cotta is finished with a pineapple-citrus passion fruit sauce. $9.

 

What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
A spread at Paris Paris.

 

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What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
Left to right: Nick Morra, Krista Oben, Jonathan Poon and Jesse Fader. Photo by Renée Suen

 

The drinks

A few beers from Burdock and a handful of simple cocktails (G&Ts, vermouth and soda) but the focus is largely on wine. General manager Krysta Oben (Byblos, Geraldine, Edulis, Cava) of Grape Witches is behind the growing and changing list that’s largely natural, biodynamic and made by small producers. Bonus: A daily wine feature means a half-litre of wine goes for only $20.

What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
A selection of wines from the current lineup includes (left to right) Milan Nestarec (Czech Republic), Remi Jobard (Burgundy), Clau de Nell (Loire Valley) and Pierre Frick (Alsace).

 

What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
Kalimotxo: red wine and Mexican Coke ($10). Oben says this was the cocktail that Cava staff would make at the end of the day using leftover wine.

 

The space

Poon designed the 40-seat main room that’s equipped for all-day use and features a bar, communal high-tops, and banquette seating equipped with electrical outlets (tailored for daytime work space). Thirty more seats are in the rear dining room that currently houses the open kitchen; the space will open in April and will also be available to rent for events and private parties.

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What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
Here’s the main dining room.

 

What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
New skylights brighten up the space.

 

What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
The hallway leading from main room to the kitchen and private dining table.

 

What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people
What's on the menu at Paris Paris, a new all-day wine bar from the Superpoint people

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