Perched at over 11,700 feet altitude above the Moray Inca ruins in the much more remote Sacred Valley, MIL is a major destination restaurant for dedicated foodies and drinkies.
Over a decade ago it wasn’t easy to find a good tequila in Paris, and it was relegated to bad shooters in cheap bars. But fortunately better quality agave spirits like tequila (and its less familiar expressions like Mezcal or Raicilla) have been slowly seeping into the capital over the last ten years or so […]
Mardi Gras is upon us soon…and just in time to celebrate, we tell you which cheese pairs best with the official cocktail of New Orleans, the Sazerac!
While both Chile and Peru claim the Pisco Sour as a national drink, each country creates it a little differently. In Peru, they use pisco, lime juice, simple syrup, egg white and bitters. While it’s widely reported that it was invented in Lima by an American bartender, Victor Morris and subsequently tweaked with egg white […]
Quick Take: 1802 is a chic hotel bar that serves only rum and rum cocktails (plus one cachaca option) As rum continues to figure as an increasingly important player in the spirits world, we’re seeing more focus on it in menus, bars and shops. Mabel is Paris’ best known rum bar and has an impressive […]
Quick take: Avoid pairing a gin martini with cheese, but if you insist, try a Brillat-Savarin. 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 January Pairing: Gin Martini […]
Quick take: pair a Last Word cocktail with a Bouton de Culotte 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 December Pairing: Last Word Cocktail + Bouton […]
As we roll into December, things are starting to get downright festive in Paris. Holiday lights are twinkling and windows are getting their winter decorations. To get a sneak peek at the holiday spirit coming soon to the city’s best cocktail bars, I reached out to our favorite venues to see who’s planning what for […]
Quick Take: Kube’s most significant points of interest are the lovely terrace, lush decor and the ice bar. Lots of the city’s cocktail bars have good points and bad points. But, I’ve never felt it as much as I did with my visit to Kube a few months back. Here’s a little chronology of my […]
Quick Take: This month’s Boozy Quick Bread Recipe: Limencello Quick Cake Quick breads are an easy way to bake up something sweet even if (like me) you’re not much of a baker. I like to make one for a weekend treat or whip up a loaf as a hostess gift. I especially like playing around […]