Six Restaurants Taking Appetizers to the Next Level

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Jenny Adams

Fries & Champagne? Bone Marrow and Herbsaint Shots? Appetizer menus are trending extreme in 2015.

French Fries & French Bubbly at Sylvain in New Orleans

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When someone says, “fries,” most people immediately think “ketchup.” At Sylvain in New Orleans, however, the staff now thinks “Brut.” And probably also cha-ching, because one of the bestselling menu items is a heaping share plate of hand-cut French fries paired with a bottle Taittinger Champagne. Lightly greasy potatoes covered in rock salt meeting the crisp effervescence of fine French bubbly? We are actually curious why this perfect pairing wasn’t born right after the invention of potatoes.

Six Restaurants Taking Appetizers to the Next Level

French Fries & French Bubbly at Sylvain in New Orleans

When someone says, “fries,” most people immediately think “ketchup.” At Sylvain in New Orleans, however, the staff now thinks “Brut.” And probably also cha-ching, because one of the bestselling menu items is a heaping share plate of hand-cut French fries paired with a bottle Taittinger Champagne. Lightly greasy potatoes covered in rock salt meeting the crisp effervescence of fine French bubbly? We are actually curious why this perfect pairing wasn’t born right after the invention of potatoes.

Jenny Adams
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