Oringinating from France , we wanted to create a space where we could really bring the French aperitif culture to life. The French never only drink / eat independently…it’s always done at the same time and an “apero” can be a quick drink with friends after work with a snack, to a long progressive degustation of drinks and food. We wanted to bring that along with our passion for Natural Wine, specialty French spirits, cocktails and the combination of accompanying food - French style - with cheeses, charcuteries, snails, and then some heartier dishes from time to time with a seasonal menu of things like Beef Burgundy and French onion soup as favourite additions.
Natural wine was a huge thing for us, Nothing added… we were always really passionate about this, so many incredible wines - most of them made right here on our doorstep in Adelaide and we really wanted to create a space where people could come and drink these wines, and expand their tastes and experiences. Plus so much of this was avail interstate but there weren’t many places with Natural wine lists before we came along. That wasn’t only a point of difference though, it was a passion..
The Apéritif… “METRO.BOULOT.APÉRO”
METRO.BOULOUT.APÉRO, La Buvette’s motto based on the original French classic saying “metro, boulot, dodo” translation - “the daily grind” (means train [or commute], work, sleep.. repeat). We Say, why not finish the day with an apéro!
‘Apéritif’’ literally is the ‘time for a drink & snack’ but also refers in general to a convivial gathering for Frenchies before a meal or as a general catch up..
Gentian Root Apéritif with Tonic. Fruity, delicately bitter and so refreshing!
Star Anis and liquorice spirit served chilled with a little water.
1664 Kronenbourg poured over a bitter Liqueur of Orange, Quinine and Gentian.
KIR CASSIS or ROYAL
Blackcurrant Liqueur with French White Wine or French Sparkling