- Night Out
Apr 10, 2018
From the team behind the popular Little Red Door, Lulu White takes its name from a real life New Orleans character, the madam of Mahogany Hall, a notorious brothel in the city’s evocatively named Storyville district. Apt then that this hot cocktail spot is located in the not altogether salubrious Pigalle. Cocktail crawlers come here in search of “L’Heure Verte” and an inventive absinthe infused menu of classic drinks with a twist care of Mark Scott, formerly of Hyde & Co in the UK.
A traditional absinthe fountain takes pride of place on the bar in the handsome atmospheric room, all black leather chairs, intimate booths and mosaic-tiled walls. Both décor and drinks are creative, there’s an appealing musical backdrop of swing, jazz and electronic French music and the place has a similar conviviality to the, conveniently nearby, Little Red Door. Make sure you try their take on the Sazerac, the New Orleans staple – the Knock On Wood is a mix of French brandy, réserve jean de Lillet, salt syrup, Peychauds bitters and, of course, a dash of absinthe.