You walk in the front door of Christopher’s Fermier Brasserie and Paola’s Wine Bar and it feels like you’ve stepped into a neighborhood bar. The bartender serves up glasses of wine from the wine bar’s massive wine list. If you prefer, you can enjoy the full selection of top shelf liquors and specialty drinks. The sound of top 40 hits over the stereo provides a perfect after-work hang out. Sit back, relax on the second-floor patio, and soak up the atmosphere at the trendy Biltmore Fashion Park.
The Happy Hour, which runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, is a great way to sample delectable appetizers offered by Chef Christopher Gross. You can also enjoy the wine flights, but be sure to order the cheese plate, with a selection of cheese rivaling those found in European restaurants.