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.
Paris now has a dedicated vermouth bar serving vermouth, sherry, anise spirits and other tasty pre-dinner tipples.
Happy New Year, Cocktail Lovers! To kick off 2019, we have a special treat with guest David Lebovitz on the show. We talk to David about cocktails, aperitifs and the general state of the French drinking scene.
I think London is the cat’s pajamas when it comes to cocktailing. With old standbys plus frequent new openings, there are just too many great cocktail choices for a simple “Best Five London Cocktail Bars” list. Instead i like to cover it a little bit at a time. For example, here’s a lovely little three […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today’s technology means we’ve all gone global and there are very few things that can’t be shipped directly to your door with the touch of a few buttons (and a credit card!) While this might make life easier, it makes finding truly original and unique presents to bring back from Paris a little harder. Wanna know […]
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 […]