Tweet this! The Airmail Champagne Recipe mixes 1 oz. white rum, 1 tsp. fresh lime juice, and 1 tsp. honey, with 4 oz. Champagne in a flue, garnished with a lime slice. Tweet this!
Archive for June, 2008
Tweet this! With a little practice, it’s quite easy to create a perfect sugar rim every time (of course, you might say that it’s also quite easy – with a little practice – to float nine layers of liquers in a pousse cafe’). But seriously, all it takes is two small dishes and clean, dry [...]
Tweet this! One Champagne expert remarked, “Why do people insist on making cocktails with Champagne? You don’t hear about Cocktails made with Bordeaux or other fine wines!” (Actually, there are many wonderful wine-based cocktails. Cold Duck, before it became associated with plastic corks and leopard-print interiors, was a fine cocktail combining equal parts Champagne and [...]
Tweet this! Arnie Morton’s of Chicago, Savor the Good Life… with a twist! This elegant place is an urban escape, a city center, a place of business, a meeting of the minds, a release for the soul, and a civilized retreat from the outside world. Low lighting and high expectations. Big drinks and an even larger [...]
Tweet this! A.O.C. The name stands for Appellation d’Origine Contrôllée, the French system that designates and controls geographic place names for wines and also certain foods, such as cheeses. It’s an apt name for a restaurant that serves up farmhouse cheeses, charcuterie, handcrafted wines by the glass and carafe, and much more. A.O.C. is the [...]
Tweet this! Located on The Strand in the heart of the West End theatre district, The Savoy offers spectacular views of the river Thames. This landmark hotel opened in 1889 and is still considered to be the place to stay in London. Laurent Perrier Bar The stylish lounge is the first bar in the UK [...]
Tweet this! An American Flyer mixes 1 oz. white rum. 1 tsp. fresh lime juice and 1 sugar cube with 4 oz. Champagne in a flute garnished with a lime slice. A variation on this theme – the Airmail Champagne Cocktail - replaces the sugar cube with 1 tsp. honey. Tweet this!
Tweet this! Style consciousness never really dies despite the death of yuppiedom, the rise of Gen-X, and the nesting of the thirty-somethings, which all seemed to happen during the 1990′s. Its just that some old traditions have become seriously fashionable again. Take Martini-drinking and swing music, for example. There’s those of us who remember that [...]
For more than seventeen years, Bix has provided San Francisco movers & shakers, travelers “in-the-know,” and food lovers from around the world an exceptional place to dine. You might not expect to discover a world-class supper club in a nondescript alley at the edge of San Francisco’s Financial District.