Paris Cocktail Festival: 25 – 27 November 2016

Now that Old Fashioned Week has wrapped up, there’s a new cocktail event to look forward to with the Paris Cocktail Festival, a three day long affair that promises to democratise cocktails with some interesting boozy events. I stopped by their press conference recently and it sounds like a programme with plenty to please both newbies […]

Exclusive: CopperBay’s Secret Menu

I spend a lot of time searching for things under the radar, out of the ordinary; unexpected surprises hidden just beneath the daily grind. It leaves me with a kid-like sense of excitement and adventure to know that there are still secret stairwells to be discovered and insider initiations to be uncovered. In that vein, […]

Nighthawks: Paris’ first successful cocktail delivery service

The busier I get, the more I prioritize essential pursuits and drop or delegate the less important. So, in theory, I like the idea of online orders and delivery services, but in practice it seems like they often fall a bit short. Convenience usually equals compromise in terms of price or quality. But not always….as […]

Friday Five: Americans in Paris (with a bonus 6th American!) to celebrate the 4th of July

Every once in awhile I feature movers and shakers in the Paris food and adult beverage scene on the blog and ask them to share their favorite bars in the city. With the 4th of July coming up, I thought I’d ask some fellow American ex-pats where they go to get a drink in their […]

Gocce: A sexy bar hidden behind a trendy Italian trattoria

A few years ago, Julien Cohen added another fashionably trendy notch to his Italian belt with Il Professore & Gocce. But unlike his earlier bobo pizza joints, (Pizza Chic and Grazie) this venture seems bigger and more ambitious. The first “room” in this restaurant & lounge is Il Professore, a large, lively and sometimes loud […]

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