Pâine și Vin
Just when you thought you’d give up bread, this comes up. Pâine si vin, or the promise of a delightfully sinful absolution for any respectable Frenchman. Located just off Blvd Regina Elisabeta in a tastefully designed space, Pâine si vin is a welcome addition to the Bucharestean foodie scene, as everything here revolves around simple pleasures, mastered to near perfection. And not just bread, but flatbread, pizza, flammkuche (the Flemish caloric bomb), Indian Naans, Mexican Tortillas, Swedish Knäckebröd, topped with the most exquisite ingredients, all carefully selected from Romanian producers, making up the most international menu any breadlover could dream of. As if that wasn’t enough, Pâine si vin also serves excellent platters you can share, whether you’re a cold cuts aficionado or a vegetarian. The icing on the cake — so to speak — is the remarkable wine list, mostly from Romania and Moldova. If you'd rather stay sober, try their infused waters, both still and sparkling, they’ll cheer you up all the same. Two important things to keep in mind before getting absolved: Pâine si vin opens at 5pm, and does not accept reservations. And a third, that could come in handy if you’d rather impress your date at home: they also deliver a small selection from their menu.
Strada Actor Ion Brezoianu 4, București 050023, Romania