Quicktake: Dirty Lemon bar serves cocktails plus Mediterranean inspired fried oysters and dirty fries worth crossing town for
Quick take: Pair a Bee’s Knees cocktail with a Rocamadour cheese In our cheese + cocktail pairing project, I combine my cocktail know-how with the encyclopedic cheese knowledge of Jennifer Greco of Chez Loulou for a series of classic cocktail and cheese pairings. Spring is nearly here, so this month we are pairing a classic […]
Remember Lavomatic, the Paris cocktail bar with an entrance hidden in a washing machine? If you like that, you’ll love their little sister bar, L’Epicier, with its entrance hidden in the shelves of a convenience store.
Quicktake: Jefrey’s Ink Menu features twelve cocktails inspired by tattoo artists. Conceptual menus can challenging. When building a successful conceptual menu, it must deliver delicious drinks within the larger context of a meaningful and coherent experience. Ink, the current cocktail menu from Jefrey’s Benjamin Nolf, does both. Benjamin worked with 12 different tattoo artists to […]
This year’s Paris Cocktail Week runs from 24 January to 1 February with 52 different bars offering drinks specials, masterclasses and special events. For the 6th annual cocktail week, the PCW team is celebrating the on-trend cocktail concept: Mindful Drinking. As a concept, ‘mindful drinking’ is pretty much what it sounds like: putting more thought […]
Quicktake: Mediterranean restaurant La Riviera does tasty pizzas that pair nicely with their selection of Spritz Cocktails As I’ve mentioned in recent write-ups, cocktails are finally becoming more integrated into mainstream food and drinks programs in Paris restaurants and bars, rather than just lurking in the niche corners. Great! That means you can grab a […]
Paris now has a dedicated vermouth bar serving vermouth, sherry, anise spirits and other tasty pre-dinner tipples.
Quick Take: Following the completion of its revamp in 2018, the Hotel Lutetia’s Bar Josephine serves luxury cocktails plus a small martini and negroni menu. James Joyce, Picasso, Josephine Baker and a whole host of other historical figures have made the Hotel Lutetia their Parisian HQ over the decades. Since its opening by Le Bon […]
Quick take: pair a Blood & Sand cocktail with a Trou de Cru cheese In our cheese + cocktail pairing project, I combine my cocktail know-how with the encyclopedic cheese knowledge of Jennifer Greco of Chez Loulou for a series of classic cocktail and cheese pairings. As we move into winter, we’re looking at more […]
Quicktake: Enter this hidden Paris cocktail bar through a public laundromat washing machine. Long before the modern-day speakeasy overtook the cocktail scene, smart business were combining washing machines with bars and cafes. Paris bar, Lavomatic, does both by hiding the entrance to its little cocktail lounge within a coin operated laundry. Locate the right machine, […]