For springtime how about a comfort cocktail and snack pairing that makes a great bridge between cold and warm weather with the rich and creamy cheese in the snack and the bright bubbles in the drink.
Ever wonder what it would be like to move to Provence from America and start distilling a gin-style spirit with the local ingredients?
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 […]
Quick Take: Following the completion of its revamp in 2018, the Hotel Lutetia’s Bar Josephine serves luxury cocktails plus a small martini and negroni menu. James Joyce, Picasso, Josephine Baker and a whole host of other historical figures have made the Hotel Lutetia their Parisian HQ over the decades. Since its opening by Le Bon […]
Germany’s beer gardens grab lots of attention, but did you know they’ve also got some very cool cocktail options? German bartenders employ an attention to detail that makes for some superlative drinking experiences. So, if you’re heading to Hamburg, here are my five favourite cocktail bars: Le Lion: Home of the Gin Basil Smash Le […]
Quick Take: Under new management a historical art nouveau cafe becomes Cravan, a hot little hidden gem in the 16th. The last few years on the local drinks scene prove that the future of Paris’s cocktails is in its past. No longer adhering to the cookie-cutter speakeasy style or doing the French take on […]
I’ve been waiting a long time to get an invite to the Diner en Blanc. What started in Paris thirty years ago as a bit of an impromptu unsanctioned picnic with a few friends all dressed in white, has become a full-blown, invite-only, chic flash-mob style gastro popup picnic. And, this year I finally got […]
This year’s Guide to Gifts for Cocktail Lovers focuses on new liquids that can’t (or can’t easily) be found outside of France. So, while any drinks enthusiast worth their cocktail salt would appreciate something from the selection below, there are a few prime choices for that perfect gift to bring someone from Paris! La Distillerie […]
The Hoxton Paris has opened its latest hip outpost in the hopping Paris neighborhood of the Marais with an intimate Moroccan inspired bar and cocktail menu designed by the Quixotic Team (Candelaria, Mary Celeste, etc.) The bar is discretely tucked away within, so to get there you’ll pass through the spacious and chic lobby/café, catch […]
On your mark, get set…go! There’s some serious ‘small batch’ happening in Paris and if you want to get your hands on this little bottle, you’ll want to get in on it early. In celebration of the upcoming Paris Cocktail Week, the PCW crew teamed up with Nicolas Julhès of Distillerie de Paris to create […]