I met Franck Moreau, MS, when I first moved to Sydney. Not only are we both French and both in charge of large wine programs but were we were also preparing for our Master Sommelier examinations and would often train together. Moreau moved to Australia in 2004 and, since 2005, has been the head sommelier of the Merivale group, the Sydney hospitality and entertainment group behind Felix, a beautifully designed, classic Parisian bistro in the CBD. When you walk in here it is hard not to feel like you’ve stepped into a bistro just off the Seine. I like coming here for the selection of mostly French wines and food. There is a particularly good selection of Champagne and wines by the glass. One of my favorite dishes is the lamb pie, especially with a glass of Henri Bonneau Les Rouliers. Moreau imports some of the wines exclusively for Merivale so it is a great place to go and drink things you won’t necessarily be able to find elsewhere. Ash St. Cellar, also part of Merivale and located just across the alley from Felix, offers wine selections from over a dozen countries, with many wines available by the glass and a good small menu.
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