Terroir, a wine bar that first opened in the East Village, has a newish outpost in Murray Hill. Owner Paul Grieco, wine geek extraordinaire, is known for his passion — but also his crazy-good wine lists with encyclopedic descriptions and fun storytelling.
We didn’t get much of a chance to peruse the list like a good book, but we did choose a good wine (not hard to do; we found a nice Bordeaux) and ordered some delicious small plates to go along with it. The meatballs were especially good.
Hunna and Boo:
Our selections for the evening included chicken liver mousse bruschetta:
A beef tongue pastrami panino:
And two different orders of fried balls of things, oxtail and risotto with blue cheese:
All was just so well made, and that’s especially surprising considering the kitchen is about the size of a marble. It is really tiny. Highly recommend Terroir for a great spot to catch up with friends over a nice wine and some small plates. Bravo.