It all started in a garden — well, sort of. “You know what Mestizo means?” Giampaolo Chiarion asks, white hair poking through the unlatched buttons of his pale striped shirt.
It’s been quite a year for the team behind La Familia. In February, they opened La Casita, a retail store and tasting room where they sell hard-to-find liquors, tonics, sodas and bar tools.
Last week, I spent an afternoon with Thibault Odent, brand ambassador for the global wine negociant, ‘Mestrezat Grand Crus’, enjoying a few well-chosen wines.
The bitter and twisted Negroni has somehow become the trendiest cocktail of the decade, with Conde Nast Traveler magazine suggesting it is to new Millennials what the Cosmopolitan was to Yuppies in the last decade of the last century.
Cambodians love to eat bananas and the ubiquitous tropical fruit, which has its origins in Southeast Asia, is an incredibly nutritious and healthy part of the local diet.
Despite a creative renaissance in Cambodia, local contemporary writers are still hard to find. With a new edition and collection of fiction forthcoming, Nou Hach keeps up the fight.
Captivated by the golden era of British film, when gentlemen would retire to the library for port and cigars, I eagerly accepted an invitation to La Casa del Habano for an evening pairing various port wines with a selection of fine Cubanos.