Prince Roland Bonaparte, a great traveller and lover of botany, compiled the largest private herbarium in the world: 2,500,000 samples covering almost 100,000 species. By 1896, he had installed it in the magnificent mansion he had commissioned at 10, avenue d’Iéna.
The Autumn Collection comes in two vegetable and four fruit versions, each combined with a spirit that brings out its natural flavour: pumpkin or even beetroot for vegetables; pear, fig, grape or kiwi for fruit, providing an overview of the French regions.
Added to this are two non-alcoholic cocktails, one made with fresh almond milk and Medjool dates, the other combining yellow carrot with ginger for maximum refreshment. Another particular advantage of these cocktails is that they are served in vintage glass jars made by the cult American brand Mason since 1858.
Sublimely refreshing and resolutely innovative, these fruit and vegetable cocktails are served at the chic and cosy Shangri-La Hotel, Paris’ Le Bar. Inspired by the decoration of the Château de Malmaison, typical of the Napoleonic “return from Egypt” style, Le Bar sports a black granite, bronze and mahogany counter accentuated by celadon shades particularly popular in Asia, creating a cosy atmosphere.
Its offers guests a head-spinning experience of different periods of time and distant lands while enjoying the “here and now” trendy style and (good) taste.
Le Bar – Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
10, avenue d’Iéna, 75 116 Paris
Tel.: (33 1) 53 67 19 93
Le Bar is open daily from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
“Autumn Collection” cocktails
With alcohol – €26
Caromb black fig, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Fig syrup
Chioggia beetroot, fresh raspberries, Grey Goose Vodka, ginger ale
Red kuri squash, hazelnut brandy, cinnamon syrup
Comice pear, Morand Williamine, white Cacao liqueur
Adour kiwi, Leblon Cachaça, lime, ginger beer
Chasselas grapes, G’Vine Gin, St Germain Liqueur, Sancerre blanc
Non-alcoholic – €20
Fresh almond milk, Medjool dates, orgeat syrup
Doubs Yellow Carrot, fresh ginger, carrot espuma
The collection is available from 22 September 2015.
* Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink reasonably. In accordance with article L.33242-1 of the “Code de la Santé Publique”, it is forbidden to sell alcoholic beverages to minors.