Verjus is a wine bar in Jackson Square that also doubles as a bottle shop. This place is huge and split into two rooms - one feels more like a restaurant and the other is a shop with ceiling-high bookshelves that hold all the bottles they serve and sell (you can drink in either). The food here is good, but it’s really there to give you something to snack on while you drink the wine you bought as a gift and then decided to try just to make sure its fit to give as a present. The menu changes, but includes a mix of Spanish and French things, like tortilla espagnole, croquettes, and pate en croute, which is made with more meats than we can count, cherries, and pistachios. Come with a few friends after work or on a double date and get a few things to try while you have a few glasses of wine. And maybe get another bottle on the way out to actually give as a gift.
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