First Look at Mauzac, a Park Side Wine Bar in Fort Greene


After six months of waiting for a liquor license and putting the finishing touches on a tiny landmarked space across from Fort Greene Park, Sali Shibilo, a ten-year managing veteran of Penang in Soho, is opening Mauzac, her first bar, this Wednesday. True to its name, the bar will offer a bubbly made with Mauzac grapes, as well as over 30 other varieties of wine chosen mainly by Shibilo, who says she drinks enough of it to know what she likes. Also on offer: rotating platters ($7 to $12) of charcuterie by Herve Katz, cheeses from Bedford Cheese Shop, and an assortment of bite-size pizzas ($5) by Dufour Pastry Kitchens. The 25-seat space has exposed brick walls, an intimate nook, and a warm copper-coated bar. “I didn’t want it to be stuffy,” says Shibilo — hence large windows looking out toward the park and a neat mirror trick that makes the bar look bigger. To begin, Mauzac will be open from 1 p.m. till midnight daily.

Mauzac, 136 Dekalb Ave., nr. South Elliot Pl.; Fort Greene