First, a word of warning - Vin Papillon does not take reservations and it is popular. It is also small, seating about twenty-five. It's first come, first served, and you will probably have to wait. There is no comfortable place to do that, so the best strategy is to arrive too late for lunch, too early for dinner, preferably on a Tuesday. Additionally, this restaurant is best for parties of two. Larger groups might have to wait a very long time before they could be accommodated. All that said, it is certainly worth a little inconvenience. A wine bar is all about wine, of course, and the list here is interesting, fairly priced, and offers a number of private imports. The wine waiter is patient, well-informed and able to describe the unfamiliar in both languages effectively. There are several wines offered by the glass as well. The menu consists of small plates, intended to be shared. They recommend three to four for two persons, and that is what we had. Every review of VP that I've read raves about the roasted cauliflower and with good reason. We also liked the Brussels sprouts (yes, sprouts), done with Speck , a variety of prosciutto. And there was a plate of gnocchi, which the waiter informed us were not the usual potato preparation. They weren't, but were intensely good all the same. We avoided the cheesecake as it was served in that annoyingly popular Mason jar, but went for the semolina cake, which was lovely. The menu changes constantly and tries hard to be locally sourced. But in the depths of a winter that will not leave quietly, that means that the vegetables, which the chef clearly loves, tend toward the hardier sorts. Not a hardship in this case. If you roll your eyes at sprouts and cauliflower, you are in for a surprise. I am looking forward to returning later in the year, when the terrasse will open and the tomatoes will be ripe.
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