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 […]

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 […]

Les Passerelles bar boasts the best selection of French Whisky In Paris

Quick Take: Luxury Hotel Parister’s bar offers over 100 French whiskies plus a beautiful terrace You might be surprised to learn that not only is whisky the most popular spirit in France, but that the French also drink more per capita than any other country (2.2 litres per adult per year!)  It’s not all Cognac […]

52 Martinis Paris Cocktail Talk: Getting to Know French Cider

Getting to Know French Cider

This month we take a look at French cider – or cidre – to learn about the new wave of interest and brands we’re seeing in France, how it differs from its Anglo counterparts, and how a younger French generation is consuming it. To learn this and more, we invited Anne Paillou of Sassy Cider into the studio to chat.

La Distillerie General: Making the exceptional more accessible

Just when you thought you didn’t need another booze brand, the newly launched La Distillerie Generale proves otherwise with their exclusive spirits line designed to make the exceptional a little more accessible. The range includes one or more references of various liqueurs and liquors including gentian, absinthe, vodka, gin, Armagnac, Cognac, rum, mezcal, whisky and […]

La Robe & La Mousse Goes Strictly Local and Beyond Beer

Paris-based beer connoisseurs are familiar with – and fans of – La Fine Mousse. After opening in 2012, this craft beer bar championed the nascent (for Paris) artisanal beer trend and helped create a legion of local drinkers hopped up on hip hops. As their reputation grew, so did their client-base, giving them good reason […]

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