Aux Deux Amis | Wine bar and restaurant | Natural wines | Oberkampf | Paris

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Aux Deux Amis Heart
Restaurants and bars
Paris
Location: 48.864651,2.371845
Open: Lunch Mon - Fri, tapas evenings Mon - Fri
Price: Moderate
Score (/20): 14.5

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +33 9 77 78 53 26
Address: 45 rue Oberkampf
Paris, 75011
Country: France

Aux Deux Amis is one of our favourite places in Paris, one that we visit every time we are passing through. It serves interesting, fresh produce that has been cleverly sourced and a range of many of our favourite natural wines.
The décor is pleasant. The room is light without the heavy wood panelling often found in Paris bars. It opens cleanly onto the street making it easy to sit inside if the sun is too hot while getting the feeling that you are dining outdoors. The clientele is eclectic with many coming here to savour the charming natural wines that are on offer and to team them with the clever, simple food that is provided.
When we arrived we were warmly greeted and when we asked for them to recommend a wine we were delighted to find that the De Moor Bel Air et Clardy Chablis was recommended - this is a great wine from Alice and Olivier de Moor from Courgis. This was a very good start.
We moved to a 'simple' salad of courgette (yellow and green), cucumber and salicorn (samphire or sea asparagus). This had clean, pure flavours and was very refreshing. It matched perfectly with the Chablis. Our other starter was equally interesting and a good match with a lovely Domaine de la Cadettte Melon de Bourgogne (a rare wine for the Burgundy area). Artichoke, anchovy and burrata was laced with olive oil and relied entirely on the quality of the ingredients and the interplay of flavours. We loved it!
Main courses were cheval tartar with lovely tender meat mixed with a raw quail egg accompanied by excellent roast potatoes and a lively salad of watercress and a dish of perfectly cooked ling with a blade of fennel and some very well-cooked aubergine.
These dishes were matched to a Cuvée Larmande from Le Mazel vineyard in the Ardeche. This was a lovely, natural wine of considerable elegance and liveliness that was perfect for summer red wine drinking.
Dessert was a dish of nectarines, fromage frais and honey and another of a very clever apricot flan - more clafoutis than tart (no pastry) and served cold. Both dishes were beautiful and worked well with the Benoit Courault Eglantine Rose.
Great dishes, friendly service and interesting wines - what more could you ask for?
Here are a few pictures from our time there.
 
     
 

Aux Deux Amis from outside

Deux Amis wine bar, Paris

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Deux Amis: A snippet from the wine list

Deux Amis wine list

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Deux Amis Interior View

Deux Amis Interior View

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Deux Amis Bar

Deux Amis Bar

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The salicorn (samphire) salad

Salicorn Salad

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Burrata salad

Burrata salad

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Cheval tartar

Cheval tartar

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Delicious apricot flan

Apricot flan

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