If things go as planned, wine lovers will be awash in new places to enjoy an excellent glass of wine this year. As of press time, we were waiting for doors to open on Bar Boulud, an upscale wine bar from chef Daniel Boulud and sommelier Daniel Johnnes; Adour Alain Ducasse, where high-tech gadgetry beams an interactive wine list onto the bar; Terroir, a wine bar from the obsessive sommelier Paul Grieco and chef Marco Canora of Hearth and Insieme; Solex, a French wine bar from Frederick Twomey, who’s already done Italian with Bar Veloce and Spanish with Bar Carrera; and Bar Blanc, a West Village boîte from three Bouley alums. Meanwhile, sate your thirst at El Quinto Pino, a shoebox-sized space from Mani Dawes, Alexandra Raij and Heather Belz of the quintessential tapas bar Tia Pol. The ever-changing, smartly selected wine list is as intriguing as the food, which runs from the traditional boquerones to sea urchin sandwiches.
This review appears in the print edition of the February 2007 issue. Like what you just read? Subscribe now.
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