This month we get philosophical about wine as we talk to celebrated cookbook author, Susan Herrmann Loomis, about her feelings and experience with wine after nearly thirty years of living in France.
Well, in one of the weirdest damn years I’ve ever lived, one thing remains constant in this “new normal” and that’s the announcement of the World’s 50 Best Bars. Since you are very likely staying safe at home rather than enjoying drinks in one of these notable establishments, I’ll take the occasion to share some […]
Cool weather months are perfect for some Calvados cocktails! This month we talk with Maxime Potfer about how to enjoy this French spirit alone and in cocktails.
The perfect cocktail to use up that lingering bottle of Amaretto and the perfect snack pairing for it.
Quick take: Pair a Bee’s Knees cocktail with a Rocamadour cheese In our cheese + cocktail pairing project, I combine my cocktail know-how with the encyclopedic cheese knowledge of Jennifer Greco of Chez Loulou for a series of classic cocktail and cheese pairings. Spring is nearly here, so this month we are pairing a classic […]
Quick Take: Sister Midnight, opened by Red House duo, brings a little gritty glam to the Pigalle cocktail scene. Joseph Boley and Jen Riley of Red House have channeled their cool creativity into a new project which recalls the glam rock’n’roll attitude of a bygone era – and it’s an era worth revisiting. While Red […]
Quick Take: A pre-planned home bar menu makes entertaining easier for you and more enjoyable for your guests At its best, home entertaining is about spoiling your favorite people in your personal space for a fleeting moment. It’s about creating an environment that makes guests feel comfortable and coddled. When you come to my place, […]
Beef Club Ballroom 58, rue Jean Jacques Rousseau Paris 75001 52 Martinis began four years ago, a fortuitous time. While my interest in cocktails goes back further, it was then that I found France’s wine culture alone wasn’t enough for me. I wanted the option to occasionally indulge my cocktail cravings formed in the US […]
Le Tiki Lounge 26 bis rue de la Fontaine au Roi 75011 Paris Since 1931 when Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt aka Don the Beachcomber set up the first tiny tiki joint in Hollywood, this kitschy culture has been injecting a bit of South Pacific fun into cocktails and given birth to some of world’s most […]
LMDW Fine Spirits 6 carrefour de l’Odéon 75006 Paris Since opening its doors a little over a year ago, the LMDW Fine Spirits has established itself as the premier spirits shop in Paris. Always a good bet for hard to find alcohols; this is one of my favorite stops for a bit of boozy shopping. […]