|Just one of the many lovely views from the rooftop bar, Le Perchoir|
With colder weather and darker evenings fast approaching, I can see that my evening plans will soon go a little bit like this:
- head home
- do some yoga
- cook something warm and comforting
-settle on the sofa with a blanket and a hot drink
- snuggle with JB while reading or watching a TV show
However this time has not come just yet, so yesterday after work I headed to Le Perchoir in the 11th to meet with a fellow Paris-based blogger.
Un perchoir in French means a perch. So Lauren and i did just that: we found 2 seats by the bar and perched ourselves there.
The bar only recently opened, and over the summer i can only imagine how much of a hit it was.
The views are stunning
|Exhibit A - can you see the Sacre Coeur to the left on the little hilltop?|
I contacted Lauren a few weeks ago for several reasons including her Instragram pictures of amazing food (you know i'm a big food fan!) and her charming blog with lovely details about Paris. I had admired from afar her talents for crafts and deco and she just gave off the vibe of being a really nice person with interesting things to say! So why not meet up and have a chat over a cocktail?
Luckily Lauren didn't think i was some weirdo and agreed to the meet up.
I've sent her some questions so i'll be featuring her properly on my blog very soon.
|There seemed to be a uniform of hats for the friendly barkeepers?!|
|A yummy plate of charcuterie...to soak up the alcohol|
I found the vibe at Le Perchoir to be really chilled out and the service was super friendly. As it was recently featured on My Little Paris i was a bit worried that there would be lots of "cool" people looking cool and being cool and wondering how little old me, an uncool, had infiltrated their space. But it wasn't like that at all :) We sipped on our cocktails and nattered away and everyone was doing their own thing. I wouldn't write home about the cocktails and i found them to be overpriced at 12 euros
but i really enjoyed discovering Aperol (an Italian aperitif) in the house Mimosa.
There was also a power cut. So the barmen brought out the candles and played Daft Punk from their laptop. It was cute and cosy but a little cold so we popped our coats on and continued our chat.
Thank you Lauren for a lovely evening ! I really enjoyed meeting you, getting to know a little bit about how you ended up in Paris and how you find living in this lovely city to be. I'm looking forward to discovering that Vietnamese food truck one weekend...
14 rue Crespin du Gast
75011 Paris (Métro Parmentier, St-Maur, St. Ambroise)
Tel: 01 48 06 18 48
The bar is open every evening 4pm - 2am
The restaurant (on the 6th floor) is open Wednesday - Sunday.
Their menu is based on the produce they buy at the market.
Reservations obligatory (restaurant only) - email@example.com