Introduction to Calvados with Alex Mermillod

This episode covers France’s traditional apple brandy, Calvados. It’s a tasty spirit with a long history and Alex Mermillod from the distillery Christian Drouin joins us to provide a primer on the product: how and where it’s made and drank and even how they get those apples inside the bottles! Alex Mermillod has a true […]

Recommended Reading and Cocktail Party Conversation Starters Vol. 18

It’s another roundup of interesting cocktail and spirits related articles plus a few fun bits of news just made for cocktail party conversation starters. Cocktail Reading Microwave Your Manhattan (by Laurel Miller for PUNCH drink) Does popping your cocktail in the microwave make it better? Ryan Chetiyawardana thinks so… Limoncello locktails! How to make delicious […]

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 […]

Letter from the Editor: Time for seasonal transitions…

Technically it’s still winter in Paris. I’m even having some friends over for cassoulet this weekend! But, we’ve also had a warm snap, so it’s already starting to feel like spring.  Meaning my mind is on seasonal transition in terms of food, drink and space. Today, I’m cooking a blended vegetable soup with local veggies […]

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