Parisian-inspired Joséphine Wine Bar opens the doors to 64 Spring St. on Tuesday, August 14, at 4 p.m. Chicago native Jill Cohen moved to the Lowcountry with hopes to bring the charm of contemporary Parisian wine bars to the peninsula. She wants to provide fun bottles and sharable plates for the Charleston community.
The bar offers a wine-friendly menu from chef Shaun Connolly (formerly of Chicago restaurants Nightwood, Moto, and Takashi). Examples provided at the media preview included steak tartare with togarashi spice crackers, crispy polenta with wild mushroom ragu, curry-roasted carrots with coconut pesto, shrimp and zucchini tagliatelle, foie gras mousse, and more.
Advanced sommelier Ashley Broshious joins the group, along with bar manager Melissa Yard (formerly of 5Church).
The newly renovated space is ready to accept customers looking for plates to share and pair with some interesting wines and cocktails. Take a tour before the opening here with Eater Photographer Leslie Ryann McKellar.