Aquitaine, Laurent Manrique’s Latest Wine Bar, Opening Shortly

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The new wine bar from chef Laurent Manrique, which we first mentioned back in November, is coming together in the former John Walker & Co. liquor store space at 175 Sutter Street. It's called Aquitaine, and the focus will be on wines from the Aquitaine region of southwestern France, which borders Spain on the Atlantic coast and contains the French part of Basque country, and there will be some food as well. Manrique already owns two downtown wine bars, Blanc et Rouge and Rouge et Blanc. The liquor license for the new wine bar has just come through, and construction's been underway for the last month. Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks. [Earlier]