IWorld wars and Napoleon have come and gone as French oak makes its mark on the eau de vie
that rests here, slowly evolving into one of the world's most celebrated drinks.
Taymor's cocktails are variations of two classics:The Headless Horseman , named after the Halloween legend, is a spiced-up play on a classic Dark and Stormy, which he explains, "Adding carrot eau de vie
pulls back on the sweetness while the smoked maple syrup paired with finely ground coffee creates a smooth, authentic finish -- it's a heartier drink that holds up to cold Chicago winters.
What's more, the definition also includes eau de vie
, fruit brandies and pomace spirits like grappa, as well as rising South American star pisco.
The eau de vie
, or the odourless liquor thus produced, is aged in small French oak barrels under Bernard's supervision, imparting a smooth and distinctive taste, a honey- like hue, some exceptional aromas, an emerging complex character and a fairly long finish that announces the birth of the country's first cognac- style brandy.
Summary: Sitting and admiring the view at the Phoenicia Hotel's Eau de Vie
rooftop restaurant, two-Michelin-starred chef Onno Kokmeijer jokes that his Lebanese hosts are already taking over.
For the first time in the life of Louis XIII (it spent around 140 years as a favourite of corporate royalty, hip-hop moguls and Chinese mandarins before President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption crackdown), the eau de vie
from one cask (or tiercon) was considered fit enough to be released by itself, instead of a blend of 1,200 different Grande Champagne eau de vie
maturing between 40 and 100 years.
Menu includes Creamy Onion and Bacon Tart; Marinated Beet and Celery Root Salad; Salmon Fillet With Horseradish Beurre Blanc and Braised Lentils or Fresh Sauerkraut Braised in Riesling with Braised Pork Loin, Strasbourg Sausage and Fall Vegetables; Elderflower Eau de Vie
Cow's Milk Cheese and Candied Hazelnuts; and Warm Apple Custard Cake With Cider Caramel and Whipped Cream.
NNA - The American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce hosted a lunch today Monday at the Eau de Vie
Restaurant (Phoenicia Hotel) in honor of Newly appointed US Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale, in the presence of Industry Minister Vrej Sabounjian, Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud, and former Ministers Jihad Azour and Sami Haddad.
The "rhuby summers" was made with Chase British rhubarb vodka, Miclo raspberry eau de vie
and lillet rose finished "Flower Shop Aroma", a specially made ingredient with subtle hints of violet and rose.
Then there is The Greek Protestor (Eau de Vie
), 2013, in which a Molotov-cocktail-wielding demonstrator is integrated into a checkerboard-like grid with a sign for Eau de Vie
To close out the evening, try the Saint Marcellin, a soft cow's milk cheese, and a glass of eau de vie
fruit brandy to help ward off indigestion.
One example is a sherbet Eau de vie
de prune (plum), in which the alcohol comes from the Maison Benoit Serres.