Paris-Montmartre and the North
May 11, 2018
An opulent and romantic refuge in the heart of Paris’ Pigalle district, Hotel Maison Souquet and its bar stay true to the spirit of this neighbourhood, seamlessly blending sexiness and sophistication. For decades, Pigalle was a red light region of Paris, and while this has by-and-large faded, the Maison Souquet embraces the salacious side of the neighbourhood’s past by hanging two red lanterns outside its doors – the only announcement of its presence to those outside. Once across Hotel Maison Souquet’s threshold, the homage continues with an interior design full of gilded Moorish accents, dark reds and rich purples, plush velvety furniture, and provocative portraits. Naturally, the bar at Maison Souquet lies behind velvet drapes, just off the sumptuous study, which is complete with wooden book shelves. Once at the bar, you will find a staff that pours the best Parisian classics, alongside long-forgotten favourites, with the utmost of precision. A few examples of the house cocktails, naturally named after ladies of the night, are the Celeste – whisky, spiced maple syrup, and bitters – the Cleo – vanilla-infused vodka, passionfruit, lime juice, and syrup of sugar cane – and the luxurious Liane – champagne, gin, maraschino cherry liqueur, lemon juice, and bitters. A full range of aperitifs and wines are also dispensed, in addition to luxurious French culinary treats.
Photo credit – http://www.maisonsouquet.com