Drinking French with David Lebovitz

We had him in the studio this month to discuss latest book, which is on a topic close to my heart. Drinking French is an exploration of French drinking culture, including cafe drinks, aperitifs, liqueurs and infusions, cocktails and snacks.

Day Drinking and the Best Buttermilk Biscuits in Paris at Treize au Jardin

Quick Take: Treize au Jardin delivers down home goodness and boozy tea time treats If you’re already familiar with Treize from its original location, you’re gonna love their bigger, brighter better new location. If you’re not already familiar with Treize, you’re gonna love me for clueing you in. Treize is a tea room, restaurant, bakery […]

What Cheese Pairs Best with a Boulevardier Cocktail?

Quick take: pair a Boulevardier cocktail with a Soumaintrain cheese In our cheese + cocktail pairing project, I’m combining my cocktail know-how with the encyclopedic cheese knowledge of Jennifer Greco of Chez Loulou. We’re delivering a series of classic cocktail and cheese pairings. Our November pairing: Boulevardier cocktail & Soumaintrain cheese Notes, discoveries and tips […]

Cravan Proves the Future of Paris Cocktails is in the Past

Quick Take:  Under new management a historical art nouveau cafe becomes Cravan, a hot little hidden gem in the 16th.   The last few years on the local drinks scene prove that the future of Paris’s cocktails is in its past. No longer adhering to the cookie-cutter speakeasy style or doing the French take on […]

Carbon: Paris neo-bistro with a clandestine cocktail bar

Hidden beneath one of the city’s coolest new restaurants you’ll find a clandestine bar with a tight collection of cocktails curated by Sebastian Gans and Thomas Girard. By now, all the cool kids know about Carbon, the Paris neo-bistro that’s turning out some top notch grilled and wood-fired food. The city’s tastemakers have been sliding […]

Meriggio: A new option for Italian “Aperitivo” in Paris

Regular readers already know I have a soft spot for both Italy and aperos (aperitivos). So if, like me, you have these inclinations, read on! Meriggio is a shop/food stop/bar that has recently opened with some serious Italians behind the scenes. And by that I mean that everyone doesn’t speak perfect English or French…but don’t […]

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