Ok, no he didn’t. Well, he may have, actually. But probably not.
Day 3 in Paris, and I’m shocked it took us that long to pay a visit to the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz Paris. Aside from being a favorite haunt of Ernest Hemingway, and being tucked away toward the back of the Ritz, and the old school decor, it was also the home of Colin Field, voted The World’s Best Barman in 2001. Many of his cocktails are still on the menu.
I ordered the house Manhattan, which interestingly enough, is served in a wine glass. And after I had a few sips — but not too many sips — I noticed a shadow that read "Schott Zwiesel" on the tablecloth. Now, Schott Zwiesel has been making some of the finest stemware on the planet since 1872, but I doubt it was being used at this bar in Hemingway’s heyday. Nevertheless, there was a certain sense of pride that we sell the same stemware that is used at such a world famous bar.
If you’re not familiar with the stemware, you should introduce yourself here.
If you’re not familiar with the bar, pull up a stool here.