Vie de Bohème

Hosford - Abernethy

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French wine connoisseur uncorks house & international varietals that pair with nuts, olives & crackers amid jovial ambiance with live music

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Promotional value expires Aug 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per tables of 4 or more. Valid from 4PM–7:30PM only. Not valid until 2/15. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Identifying different flavor notes in wine is a mark of refinement, like discerning the pedigree of a horse by its taste in jazz. Sip on singular vintages with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a wine-and-appetizer package for two at Vie de Bohème, valid from 4 to 7:30 p.m. (a $38 total value). Guests arriving to Vie de Bohème later than 7:30 p.m. may be required to pay a cover charge. The package includes the following:

  • Two wine flights, each with five pours of wine (a $15 value each)
  • An appetizer plate for two, with nuts, olives, crackers, and fruit (a $4 value/person)<p>

Vie de Bohème draws inspiration for its name and casual ambiance from the 19th-century bohemian social movement in Paris. Knowledgeable staff—helmed by resident French wine expert Didier Sudre—stand behind the fully stocked wooden bar, uncorking six house varietals and bottles from an extensive library of wines from across the globe. Tie-dye taste buds with five samples of Vie de Bohème’s own blends, such as a cabernet sauvignon or pinot gris forged with nearby Columbia Valley grapes, or sip elixirs sourced from as far away as Italy and France. A smattering of hors d’oeuvres complements the complexity of each wine like a bendy straw crafted from a rolled-up dissertation on quantum mechanics. The nibblings highlight a rotating full menu of snacks, sandwiches, and desserts inspired by traditional French country fare.

Live jazz, blues, and classical music occasionally wafts through Vie de Bohème’s roomy confines, where a convoy of wine bottles fills shelves flanking marigold and green walls. An opulent grand piano awaits the fingers of a deft pianist or the paws of a confused dog. A chandelier dangles over a stylish hodgepodge of chairs gather around abundant tables viewable from a raised seating area. Vie de Bohème bolsters blossoming wine expertise with weekly wine tastings and informative classes (the cost of which are not included with today’s Groupon).

Vie de Bohème

A curving wooden bar and Victorian chairs give Vie de Bohème the ambiance of a 19th-century Parisian bar, one where artists such as Matisse and Toulouse-Lautrec might have passed the time. Visitors lounge in the inviting space as they sip on beer, cocktails, or a selection of wines from around the world or accompany their bartender into the wine library to select bottles to take home or store in a secret wine cellar beneath the Olympic-size whiskey pool. Traditional snacks such as cheese and charcuterie complement drinks, and small plates, like their salmon cakes or pate plate, give way to more substantial dishes such as cassoulet to make sumptuous dinners. Local bands and pianists who play the in-house grand piano often inspire dancing.

Customer Reviews

Loved it... will be back.
Heather F. · September 12, 2012
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Merchant replied · October 23, 2012
Very nice place
Svetlana · August 15, 2012
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Merchant replied · October 23, 2012
Wonderful!!!
Kris · August 15, 2012
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