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 […]

Women, Bar & Restaurant Culture with Ruba Khoury of Dirty Lemon

This month I was joined by DAvid Lebovitz as cohost and we chatted with Paris-trained chef Ruba Khoury, chef/owner of Dirty Lemon. She has worked in some big name Michelin starred spots like Frenchie, Septime, and Yam’Tcha. But I am loving her latest project, which is a restaurant and bar with a modern Mediterranean menu plus cocktails. She came into the studio to talk about women’s bars in Paris, her new venture, and what her cultural and geographic background bring to the mix for Dirty Lemon.

Women & Champagne with Cynthia Coutu of Delectabulles

This month we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, a great occasion to bring together two fabulous topics: Women & Champagne. To take a deeper dive into these two subjects, I invited Cynthia Coutu, founder of Delectabulles, a champagne networking club for women into the studio to talk about her experience with women as champagne drinkers and champagne makers.

Tattoo inspired cocktails at Jefrey’s bar

Quicktake: Jefrey’s Ink Menu features twelve cocktails inspired by tattoo artists.  Conceptual menus can challenging. When building a successful conceptual menu, it must deliver delicious drinks within the larger context of a meaningful and coherent experience. Ink, the current cocktail menu from Jefrey’s Benjamin Nolf, does both. Benjamin worked with 12 different tattoo artists to […]

How to Practice Mindful Drinking at Paris Cocktail Week 2020

This year’s Paris Cocktail Week runs from 24 January to 1 February with 52 different bars offering drinks specials, masterclasses and special events. For the 6th annual cocktail week, the PCW team is celebrating the on-trend cocktail concept: Mindful Drinking. As a concept, ‘mindful drinking’ is pretty much what it sounds like: putting more thought […]

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 […]

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