Le Lutetia Bar Joséphine – Paris -France
Although it is still a bit under renovation, the hotel Lutetia finally opened its doors a few months ago and now animates the neighborhood in a less noisy way.
The Joséphine bar is the attraction of the moment with its superb counter located in a bright room, overlooking the street through large windows and original frescoes rediscovered during the works.
The menu of the classic spirits is obviously very provided with known names but also some brands more rare and difficult to find. Only small weakness on the wine list with a poor reference of Rosé au verre, a lonely Château Minuty 2017. We bet that with the beautiful days, the list will expand.
But it is especially on cocktails that we will judge the originality of the House. Apart from the classics, they are seven in “Signature”. We tested Herbalist and El Matador.
The first is composed of gin, rye whisky and Dolin, French brand of spirits. Normally (except Canadian whiskey), it should also be written “whiskey”.
The second blend Mexico and Portugal with tequila, mezcal and amontillado.
Fine taste balances. The presentation of the second deserves perhaps a little more attention, perhaps too banal.
Excellent cashew nuts with truffle.
Bill of 48 euros for two cocktails.
Date of the visite: 2018 October
Tel: 00 33 1 49 54 46 00
Addrese: 45 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris