Ecole Hotelliere César Ritz in February. Osaka and Tokyo in March. New York in June. Italy in August and The Mark ,New York in October.
Ritz Paris’s Bar Hemingway and The Connaught Bar Combine Talents April 7-13, 2014
by Tiffany Dowd in Travel
This spring Ritz Paris’s Bar Hemingway is taking up residency at The Connaught Bar in Mayfair, London from April 7-13, 2014. Top mixologists, Colin Field of Bar Heminway (twice voted best barman by Forbes magazine) and Agostino Perrone will create a specialized drink menus in each of their own styles. There will also be two new cocktails created combining both of (...)
After a very successful event in Casablanca celebrating the 80 years of Air France it was time to follow through with Cocktails in the Sky, Paris to New York and back again. Incredible fun announcing ones cocktails over the micro to the Prems and Business class. Really a dream come true. I suppose that I have always wanted to be part of the cabin crew and what a team, happiness and efficiency ran hand in hand. Of course the Serendipity reigned or should I write rained. I almost ran out of Calvad(...)
The Port Wine Visit.
The climate is hot, very hot, whilst walking through the vines in Quinta do Panescal already feeling the hot dry sun beating through my shirt and withering me at each footstep. I shuddered to think how life was for the original people that gouged out these terraces (patamares) from a un compromising schist and granite rock. It wasn’t 40°C but we were getting close and the immense fires stretching from the Alvao National Park over thousands of hectares, equa(...)
THE CALVADOS VISIT CHEZ GUILLAUME.
The Calvados house “Coeur de Lion” is called Calvados Christian Drouin these days. Although Calvados can mix with a myriad of liqueurs, bitters, wines, juices and Champagne a particular Camembert company didn’t want to get mixed up with it!
Here not far from the town of Coudray Rabut lies the grounds and equipment of this fine Pays d’Auge distillery dating back, in Calvados terms, to a recent 1961 when Christian bought it.<(...)
JONES: Oh, this is a good one. If we were to make a cocktail called the Kate Moss, what would be in it?
MOSS: Well, I have a friend at the Hemingway Bar at the Hôtel Ritz in Paris, an English guy called Colin. I've been staying at the hotel since I was 17, and I've spent a lot of time in the Hemingway Bar. So my drink is the French 76, which is vodka, lemon juice and sugar topped up with champagne. Love! Two of those and you're like, "Oh, life is amazing!" It's heaven. Let's get (...)
In the beautifully designed Baccarat building on the "Place des Etats Unis" an extremely interesing cocktail event was experienced by the Leading Hotels of the World afficionados. Sommeliers from the Lancaster Hotel, the Bristol, the Fouquets to name but a few would use the new Baccarat wine glasses to taste thier chosen wines in a new way from a new angle. The glasses were outstanding for the experiment leading to a greater and deeper familiarity with the wines. I had the opportunity of creatin(...)