Friday, September 6, 2013

Taste of Paris at Les Marchands

Santa Barbara's FunkZone has officially become THE place to go on the weekend...or any day really! One of the newest additions is Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant. Filled with wonderful decorative details, Les Marchands sells a fantastic selection of local and international wines (and beers!) and serves up wonderful share plates, wines, and beer in the wine bar.
Beautiful antiques are used as serving stations adding a bit of old world flare. At one point during our time there, there was a champagne bucket filled, with bottle in it, hanging out in front of the piece seen below, making me feel like I was in a brasserie of old in Paris.
 Neat details around every corner.

Ah, a jambon beurre. They've done a great job with this Parisian classic. The baguette comes from a bakery in Santa Ynez and is filled with prosciutto, European butter, and sea salt. Took me back...well done!
The house cured salmon with a tarragon creme fraiche seen below was fresh and wonderfully balanced allowing the salmon flavors to come through paired with light tarragon hints.
They have a beautiful wine selection of both local and international wines. On the blackboard, you'll find a selection of wines specially open that day.
Marinated white tuna, watercress, lemon vinaigrette. Fresh and simple.
No matching silverware to be found. Fantastic touch!
One of the beers on the menu that many people were ordering on the toasty day we ventured in. Refreshing indeed!
Can't wait to go back!

Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant
131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101
(805) 284-0380
Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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