Tattoo inspired cocktails at Jefrey’s bar

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 […]

How to Practice Mindful Drinking at Paris Cocktail Week 2020

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 […]

Spritz Cocktails & Pizza at La Riviera

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 […]

It’s Martini O’Clock at the Luxury Paris Hotel Lutetia’s Bar Josephine

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 […]

Lavomatic hides a cocktail bar within a Paris laundromat

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, […]

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