This month my producer Thomas Shamuyarira and I decided to take a break from the studio and headed to Shake N’Smash bar to check out their summer musical menu cocktails and talk a little about conceptual cocktails.
Lulu White 12 rue Frochot 75009 Paris So, remember back in 2012 when I was writing about Pigalle’s increasing cool factor and its proliferation of better bars? Back then, I was living in the area, watching the progress and reporting as it went from cocktail dead zone to cocktail destination. Well, now it’s pretty much […]
Mabel 58 Rue d’Aboukir 75002 Paris In a country with historical ties to isles that have long distilled rhum agricole and a population of partygoers whose weekends are fueled by mojitos, Paris has still never managed to offer up much of interest for rum fanatics. Until recently, those looking for a more serious side of […]
Le Syndicat 51 rue Faubourg Saint Denis 75010 Paris French ingredients have always been a cornerstone of cocktail culture, lately, la belle France has really been looking inward for inspiration. Case in point: the newly opened le Syndicat. Le Syndicat is the self-proclaimed “Organization in Defense of French Spirits” and, as such, focuses strictly on […]
Candelaria 52 rue de Saintonge 75003 Paris 03 42 74 41 28 I like a challenge. I like the satisfaction of a new and unusual discovery. In Paris, the wine is free-flowing and there are more palate pleasing French bistros than I can manage. And, while I’m a serious fan of both, some of my […]
Andy Wahloo 69, Rue des Gravilliers 75003 Paris Tel: 01 42 71 20 38 Apparently, I’ve been remiss in placating the Gods of Successful Terrace Visits. Clearly, I haven’t sacrificed the appropriate sacrifices, prayed the appropriate prayers or danced the appropriate Terrace Dances because last Wednesday’s bar was the 4th thwarted terrace attempt.The Raphael was […]