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Poulette is a new fried chicken and champagne spot from Paris Paris

Fried chicken and sparkling wine is the perfect food and drink pairing you didn’t know you needed in your life, and thanks to the new venture from trendy Ossington strip wine bar, Paris Paris, Poulette has got your back for comfort food and the best in bubbly.

Never thought to wash down a crispy chicken sandwich and fries with a glass of $125 Bulles du Comptoir by Charles Dufour?

Now you can indulge your greasy-chic take-out fantasies with Poulette, which boasts a menu that lists 17 different bottles of bubbly ranging from $10 up to $290. Smiley fries, fried chicken combo meals, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cornbread are just a few of the comfort food classics on the menu.

Poulette launched just one week ago, as a sort of trial run. On Instagram the business wrote, “…fried chicken and bubbly because why not…It’s cold, we’re in another lockdown and we all need a bit of FUN right about now.”

We couldn’t agree more. The joint is operating out of the Paris Paris kitchen, with the bubbly bottles plucked from the wine bar’s Club Paris bottle shop stock.

In recent years ultra-cool wine bars have been popping up all over the city, removing the pomp and circumstance that often shrouds wine, making it more approachable and unpretentious for the average consumer.

Take for example, Bathurst Local – home to a massive selection of natural wines, imported sakes, and local beers all complemented by a small-but-mighty food menu offering patrons the choice of a good old-fashioned hot dog, dressed to your liking, or a tried-and-true grilled cheese.

Paris Paris’ Poulette is just another effort to remove the frills and deliver what locals really want: tasty, no-frills food and an (alcoholic) drink. Especially now, slogging through another lockdown in the darkest and coldest months of the year.

Poulette is available for pick-up or delivery via Ambassador and UberEats Tuesdays – Saturday from 21:00 p.m. to 8:30p.m.


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