World’s 50 Best Bars: Behind the Scenes

Love them or love to loathe them, ‘best of lists’ always get a lot of attention. This month, I talked to Mark Sansom of World’s 50 Best Bars to dig a bit deeper on how their list is compiled, what makes it different and get more ‘behind the scenes’ details.

Spirits Education in the Industry with Didier Ghorbanzadeh

Spirits Education in the Industry with Didier Ghorbanzadeh How do the pros learn about spirits and what does that mean for industry players and for the final consumer? Industry education is a growing practice and for this episode we talk to Didier Ghorbanzadeh, Expertise and Education Manager at La Maison du Whisky. Born in France, […]

What will Parisians do after COVID-19 Confinement?

Hello Cocktail Lovers!  We continue to explore how the COVID-19 virus and travel restrictions have affected France. For this episode we are taking a lighter approach and asking fellow Parisians what they plan on doing once confinement is lifted and some of their favorite bars and restaurants they will want to visit as soon as […]

Ice in Cocktails

Hello Cocktail Lovers! You might be surprised to find out just how crucial ice is to cocktails and about its many different interesting aspects. I’ve invited a couple of friends onto the show to talk about just that, Brittini Rae and Joseph Biolatto of The Nice Company. Brittini and Joseph were well established on the […]

Women, Bar & Restaurant Culture with Ruba Khoury of Dirty Lemon

This month I was joined by DAvid Lebovitz as cohost and we chatted with Paris-trained chef Ruba Khoury, chef/owner of Dirty Lemon. She has worked in some big name Michelin starred spots like Frenchie, Septime, and Yam’Tcha. But I am loving her latest project, which is a restaurant and bar with a modern Mediterranean menu plus cocktails. She came into the studio to talk about women’s bars in Paris, her new venture, and what her cultural and geographic background bring to the mix for Dirty Lemon.

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