Looking for a great after-work experience in the heart of Luxembourg city? Corie Bratter, of Barefoot in Luxembourg fame, tries out the new Italian wine bar in town: 14 Degrés and more!
Recently, I organised an after-work drink – that soon became a big night out – with my girlfriends. We fancied something informal but refined and booked a table at 14 Degrés and more, a new eatery and wine bar that has recently opened in the city centre, just in front of Le Royal Hotel.
The place is tiny inside, but well decorated and impressive in its attention to detail. The outdoor tables overlook a busy Boulevard Royal, but after a while you really don’t mind. Good for people-watching! And the terrace is wide and comfortable.
What we ordered
The concept of the place is easy: they serve a daily menu for lunch, they have Italian products to purchase or you can simply sit down, have a glass of wine and some nibbles.
We got there around 6 p.m. and were welcomed by the owner. Starting with a glass of bubbly we moved onto a bottle of Fiano followed by a Primitivo. We were offered some snacks – vegetables, garlic crème cheese and olives – and we then ordered a mixed platter of charcuterie and cheese.
What’s to love?
An amazing level of service: even if the place is very informal, the owner was checking on us to see if everything was fine and was available to suggest us wines and give indications about the food.
Food and wine are simple but good: the wines were served at the right temperature and the platters prepared with care.
The location is very relaxing: perfect for end of summer gatherings.
What’s not to love?
The space inside is not yet ready for the cold Luxembourg winter and will not yet be able to accommodate many people. However, we talked with the owner and he’s confirmed that he already has plans for the coming months, including a covered terrace.
14 Degrés and more offers Italian products for lunch and after-work. For me, it was the perfect place to share a bottle (or more!) of wine with my friends and I really looking forward to come back to try other dishes.
This article was first shown on Barefoot in Luxembourg.