Beloved French Wine Bar Opens In New York

Vive la France! Racines, the extremely popular contemporary wine bar in Paris, has come to New York City. The new Tribeca location of Racines opened yesterday and will be featuring contemporary, market-driven French dishes curated and created by Michelin-starred executive chef Frédéric Duca.

From the press release: "Together, the partners have re-imagined the original Racines Paris — a local favorite, opened in 2007 in the Passage de Panoramas — as a "neo-bistro" in New York, serving beautifully executed, seemingly informal French cooking in a warm and casual environment."

The restaurant will not only focus on modern French cuisine, but will also have an extensive wine list. In fact, the restaurant's name pays homage to natural winemaker Claude Courtois and his signature "Racines" blend, which will of course, be served in the restaurant. 

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