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C.H. Naamad

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By C.H. Naamad | Broker in 02116

Home Bars Are Becoming Trendy Again

You know bars are back in fashion when people trade "mixologists" business cards. These are people who perform chemistry experiments on alcoholic substances and come up with nifty combinations that win bartenders such as Erik Lorincz of the Connaught Bar in London standing ovations. There are now regular pilgrimages to sample his Bloody Mary with celery "foam."

One would have had to be on a prolonged vacation not to have noticed the amount of bars, private members clubs and watering holes multiplying across Europe. What sparked this trend is a matter of debate though one cannot underestimate the influence of the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning American television series "Mad Men" on our habits. Even teetotalers are polishing up their Baccarat crystal glasses and filling them with ice—just for the sound effects.

You can, however, credit David Collins, the designer behind the Blue Bar at the Berkeley and the bars at Claridge's and the Connaught, for making hotel bars the most glamorous destination places in London. Clients (Madonna and Tom Ford included) often ask him for exact replicas. "People tend to entertain on a different scale now. It is not always the commitment of cooking dinner, so a great way to be hospitable with relatively low inconvenience is to have people for pre-dinner drinks, but with all the trimmings: martini, lemon, sliced apple, etc., and of course great glasses," he says.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Comments

By Jerry Cibulski,  Thu Feb 24 2011, 19:38
It sounds like fun times are coming back.
By Large789,  Fri Dec 2 2011, 06:59
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By C.H. Naamad,  Fri Dec 2 2011, 09:16
Indeed!!!Thanks.
By Candi Randolph,  Fri Dec 2 2011, 13:38
Mixology is becoming quite an art, indeed. Interesting article, thanks!
By David & Samuel Rifkin,  Fri Feb 8 2013, 13:40
Thank you very much for this great information.

-David

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