A.O.C (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée), a French certification granted to designated geographical indications for agriculture including wine, cheese and butter based on terroir practices, is now open on 15 McGregor Street. Since the outstanding success at Winebeast and Le Bistro Winebeast, the team opened Le Café Winebeast and now, a year later, transformed to A.O.C.
“A.O.C is a cosy place in a charming location, at a stone throw from busy Queen’s Road East and Johnston Road. Diners can pop in as often as possible to relax in good company and enjoy wine with delicious small bites and nibbles. It’s also the perfect place for happy hours,” says Stéphane Guillas Head Chef of A.O.C.
Honing in a wealth of experience all the way from Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, Chef Stéphane has created simple, urbane menus with a twist of his own – almost like French street food. Small Bites & Nibbles, From The Sea, Butcher’s Corner and Cheese & Sweets – these menus are inspired by dishes he would have after a day of fishing off the coast of Brittany, where he comes from, change every season with fresh ingredients and good for sharing or enjoying individually.
Chef Stéphane confesses “The farmhouse pork tenderloin roast is perfect for sharing with your partner or friend, with a nice wine”.
Maintaining the chic and cosy interior of the café, A.O.C will serve Chef Stéphane’s best of casual French cuisine and outstanding desserts, an extensive wine list with lots of wine by the glass at retail price (starting at $38), beers and cocktails, in a much laid back atmosphere, day through night with special offers for Happy Hour.
Despite the casual atmosphere, at A.O.C expect to be transported to a quaint café in the south of France. Open Tuesdays to Sundays, the venue serves lunch and dinner till late.