The Shangri-La, Paris, is so steeped in history it is almost impossible to escape it. Now a luxurious hotel of note
The Shangri-La, Paris, is so steeped in history it is almost impossible to escape it. Now a luxurious hotel of note, and once the home of a certain Napoleonic descendant known for his devotion to all things botanical, it’s walls are now surrounded by a beautifully secluded garden. The Bar Botaniste sits calmly inside, its traditionally chic interior serves to highlight its most contemporary jewel: Clement Emery. To call Monsieur Emery a head barman is somewhat of an understatement. He is a strikingly moustached mixologist and his signature leather apron adds an air of errant sophistication to Bar Botaniste.
When it comes to creating the perfect cocktail, Emery is not resting on tried-and-tested laurels. He has created the ultimate menu, mixing the finest spirits from unique houses with his own take on mystically botanic ingredients to create the most surprising combinations.
Each attention to detail is exquisite and if you are expecting a twist in a glass, think again. The sweet but seductive Vanilla Sky comes housed in its own waxed flask.
Bar Botaniste is creating its own slice of history and in Clement Emery, a maverick mixologist. The dress code? Casual chic. Make of that what you will…