April 4, 2011
Grazie - A Pizzeria and Cocktail Bar from Merci
Merci has added another string to its bow with its new pizza and cocktail outpost, Grazie, on the Boulevard Beaumarchais. Just a few doors up from successful main store, which stocks a judicious selection of fashion, furniture and stationery, owner Marie-France Cohen's son Julien Cohen has set up this buzzing pizzeria-cocktail bar hybrid. The deconstructed, loft-style decor is in keeping with that of Merci with its recycled crates, distressed metal, non-embellished plastered walls and a couple of eccentric touches such as a stuffed peacock behind the bar. An innovative and extensive cocktail list features numerous variations on the Bloody Mary and the good old gin and tonic, made by the mad-scientist of a mixologist, Oscar, which can be sampled alongside the delicious, simple and authentic pizzas prepared by the passionate, bona fide Italian team.