It’s within a new hotel, opened very discreetly this summer in Paris 5th arrondissement that the first rum bar in Paris has been inaugurated.
Since November 8, 2018 the Hotel Monte Cristo delights rum lovers’ palates thanks to the opening of its bar, the 1802.
Why the 1802 you would ask. Well, this date refers to the year Alexandre Dumas was born. He was the great-grandson of sugar cane plantation owner on the island of Saint Domingo (Haiti).
Behind this new bar hides a true Aladdin’s Cave for all rum connoisseurs. The bar includes a selection of 500 references, thoroughly selected by Alexandre Vingtier – spirit experts and cofounder of the Rumporter magazine and author of “101 rums to discover”.
But may neophytes, curious about knowing more about this spirit that keeps on enthralling people, be rest assured… Yes, the 1802 is also dedicated to them.
Trust the bartenders that will perfectly advice you and guide you or help you choose among the beautiful list for the occasion where you can learn more about the different types (rones, rum, rhum) and category (white, syrup, agricultural…).
To help you choose, the list suggests 10 timeless rums characterized by ages and different tasting notes (21-year Appleton from Jamaica, Passador de oro XO from Guatemala) as well as 10 rums of the moment (Fair XO Acacia Finish, 13-years Compagnie des Indes Fidji…).
In addition to rum tasting, the 1802 bar offers cocktails… based on rum obviously! On the menu? Two soft cocktails, six great revisited classics – including the Rhum Old Fashioned and the Ti Punch 1802 fashion – as well as rhums arrangés (2 months of maceration), a punch ball to share (between 4 and 6 people) and four creation cocktails including “In Cachaça Veritas” based on Cachaça Abelha, red wine from Provence, lavender syrup, Aqua faba, flower bitter or the “Honshu Island” made out of Japanese Nine Leaves rum, sake, Japanese toasted rice tea and yellow lemon oil.
And to go with these beverages, the 1802 bar bet on a Burrata from Puglia, a mixt board with charcuterie and cheese and even a surprise plate!
Alcohol abuse is bad for your health, please drink responsibly.
Hôtel Monte Cristo
20-22 Rue Pascal
75005 Paris 5
Ouvert tous les jours de 18h à 1h