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 […]

Le Renard bar’s cocktail happy hour in Belleville

Quick take: Le Renard does very nice drinks at true happy hour prices in Belleville When the cocktail revival kicked off in Paris, there were bars making excellent drinks and bars putting on happy hours – but they were rarely in the same place. Fortunately, as craft cocktails continue to infiltrate the culture, these two […]

Has Hitting the Top 100 Bar List Changed CopperBay?

Paris cocktail bar CopperBay placed number 94 on the latest list of the 100 best bars in the world – and that’s kind of a big deal. And just who chooses these “Best bars in the world” anyway….? That would be jury of drinks writers, cocktail enthusiasts and industry professionals who vote for the World’s […]

l’Herbarium Bar: Paris’ First Cocktail Perfumery

The intense, tattooed Italian Oscar Quagliarini is back in Paris and he’s running the drinks program at l’Herbarium, hip hotel bar and cocktail perfumery. The Hôtel des Arts et Métiers opened late last year, immediately securing status as an HQ for pretty people of Paris who congregate over meals in the restaurants, admire the views […]

Our Picks for Oysters Plus Cocktails in Paris

You know what sounds good to me right now? A crisp, clean, elegant pairing of an oyster plate plus a stiff martini. And, it seems I’m not the only one to think so. Over the last few years, internationally, we’re seeing more pairing menus dedicated to oysters and cocktails – some people even take the […]

Hero: Korean BBQ + Cocktail in Paris

Hero 289, rue Saint-Denis Paris 75002 I’ve long been a fan of Korean food.  I’ve been making my own kimchi for over a decade and continue to work my way through the city’s Korean restaurants. So, when I read a few years back in a UK-based magazine that Korean food was trending, it seemed there […]

Artisan Turns Out Some of Paris’ Best Cocktails in SoPi

Artisan 14, rue Bochart de Saron 75009 Paris Brought to you by the Maison Mere team, Artisan is the latest addition to the growing list of interesting places around Pigalle. However, unlike Maison Mere, which swings from sad quasi-quesadillas to surprisingly good mini-burgers, Artisan is consistently very good. I can comfortably attest to this after […]

NYC Buvette Opens an Outpost in Paris with Cocktails

Buvette Gastronomique 28, rue Henri-Monnier 75009 Paris In case you’ve been living under a polished rock from Urban Outfitters and missed it: Paris is in the midst of Hipstergate. Debate has been sparked. Outrage has been expressed. Camps have been chosen. I’m not going to use today’s post as yet another avenue to discuss the […]

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