L'Avant Comptoir de la Mer | Seafood | Natural wine| Paris

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L'Avant Comptoir de la Mer Heart
Restaurants and bars
Open: Lunch and dinner daily

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +33 1 42 38 47 55
Address: 3 Carrefour de l'Odeon
Paris, 75006
Country: France

L'Avant Comptoir de la Mer is another tiny space run by Yves Camdeborde in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Here the seafood is excellent with dishes such as shucked-when-you-order oysters served with chipolata sausages or tagliatelle of cuttlefish or scallops roasted and skewered with a sprig of thyme. The large fridges behind the bar hold a fairyland of natural wines to wash down the excellent dishes.
As with l'Avant Comptoir next door there is standing room only. The many items are on boards suspended from the ceiling so make sure you look up before trying to order. Emblazoned around the walls are the names of the stars of the natural wine movement with names such as Arena, Foillard, Descombes, Carroget, Lapierre, Cossard and Desplats prominent among them.
We enjoyed a bottle of Jura wine from Ganevat, the Plein Sud 2014 which is a very light red made from the Trousseau grape. It was light enough to match perfectly with the seafood on offer.

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