Archive for the 'Drinks' Category

Absinthe fountains

August 8th, 2007

As I mentioned last week on Truffles for Breakfast, I recently paid a visit to Vert d’Absinthe, the only store in Paris devoted exclusively to absinthe and its various accouterments. When the owner asked if we’d like to sample some absinthes, we eagerly agreed. He poured a bit in a glass, put a slotted spoon […]

Zarafina Tea Maker

October 10th, 2006

Given the choice, I’ll nearly always opt for coffee over tea, especially when I can get my coffee from a superautomatic coffee machine. However, as much as I rely on coffee’s high caffeine content and strong aroma for their stimulant properties, I do enjoy a nice cup of tea from time to time. Recently, I’ve […]


October 6th, 2006

In Morgen’s Interesting Thing of the Day article about Aquanomy, she described this new trend—the connoisseurship of water—which results in some trendy restaurants having water lists as long as a good wine list. She said: This may seem like decadence to those used to drinking water straight from the tap, or a huge luxury when […]