The Brew continue to innovate with a new pop-up opening. Papilles is a wine and frapas (French tapas) pop-up at 163 City Road, EC1V 1NR with selections put together by award-winning sommeliers and artisan Frapas producers based in Borough Market. It is open from the 24 November to 23 December, the pop-up aims to be the go-to destination for after-work wine sampling or breaks between Christmas shopping trips and the 11pm closing time.
Papilles owner Jonathan Dupont said: “With expert sommeliers and experimentation encouraged, Papilles is all about explosions of flavour and delighting your palate. We’re also proud of our wallet-friendly prices – you’ll be able to order small glasses of wine for just £3, and bottles start at just £15. We know that Christmas is an expensive time for everyone, so we’ve made a special effort to ensure guests at our pop-up can have plenty of fun without breaking the bank!”
The Frapas selection includes with charcuterie offering tender Coppa ham from the Jura region of France and Bresi and Terrine de Campagne from Franche Comte. The cheese platter will include a matured Comte Grande Reverse, aromatic Raclette from the Alps, oaky Val de Loue washed in Jura brandy and the stinkiest cheese in France – Maroilles from the Picardie. C’est magnifique!
The extensive wine list has been chosen by Jonathan Dupont, an award-winning former head sommelier and restaurant manager at Quaglino’s, as well as his wife Anne, a world-renowned sommelier in her own right.
NOTE: Papilles Pop-Up Wine Bar is an extension of the daytime café Papilles at The Brew based at the Brew Eagle House co-working space at 163 City Road, EC1V 1NR which opened in March.