Visited Le Vin Qui Danse in November whilst staying overnight nearby in order to visit the famous Lille Christmas Market.
Booked in advance after reading other TripAdvisor reviews. Restaurant was about two thirds full upstairs and had a good buzzy feel. Lighting was spot-on and service was friendly and attentive.
The real plus for us was the option to have a different glass of wine with every dish. Hub and I both had 3 dishes which gave us both a total of 6 different wines to try. At 5 euros per glass this works out at only slightly more than ordering a single bottle of wine, but is much more fun! I shall list the wine suggestions with each dish we had.
I started with Ravioles du Royans au Basilic Frais et Copeaux de Parmesan - small raviolis in a pesto sauce. (AOC Morgan 2009 - Cote du Puy - Domaine Gaget). Enormous portion - far too big as a starter, but tasty. Hub had Croquettes de Colin en Brandade et leur Coulis de Poivron - fish beignets. (AOC 1ieres Cotes de Blaye 2009 - Chateau La Botte).
To follow I ordered the Dos de Lieu Noir au Beurre Blanc citronne sur sa Mousseline de Carottes - fish in a lemon butter sauce with carrot mousse. (AOC Vouvray sec 2004 - Vignobles Brisebarre). Again a large portion. The carrot mousse was more of a 'rough mash' - with large chunks of carrot. Think the kitchen blender must have been having an off day as I could see blade marks in some of the carrot pieces! Hub chose the Jarret d'Agneau confit au Romarin, haricots verts et pois gourmands. (AOC Haut Medoc 2007 - Chateau Puy Castera). He enjoyed his lamb dish.
We then shared the Assiette de Fromages with a glass of AOC Fronsac 2002 - Chateau Les Roches de Ferrand and followed on with a Tarte Tatin a la Pomme et sa Boule de Glace a la Confiture de Lait - apple tart with milk ice cream with a glass of Muscat - Domaine de la Bouysse. Tart was adequate but there was no caramelisation as one might expect with a Tatin.
Overall we had an enjoyable evening. We were a little underwhelmed with the food but the wine-matching option was fun. Wish more restaurants would do it!
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