Le Bar Botaniste At The Shangri-La

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The history of the Shangri-La begins in 1896. In that year Roland Bonaparte, Napoleon’s nephew, a renowned writer and botanist, had a private residence built at 10 Avenue d’Iéna in Paris. Built to house his herbarium – the largest private one in the world at that time, with over 2,500,000 specimens – today the Shangri-La hotel has taken root there.

Roland Bonaparte loved flora so much that the hotel’s resident bartender, Arnaud Thirel, had the idea to pay homage to “Prince Bonaparte”’s insatiable curiosity. The concept: transform the space into a botanist bar – à la carte! 15 signature cocktails explore the audacity and deliciousness of all of nature’s benefits. Inspired by discovery, animated by the spirit and surprises of Bonaparte’s collection, the cocktails imagined by Arnaud Thirel are as delicious as they are audacious. From the Alps to Mexico, the collection revisits the classics and brings them off the beaten path.

Extravagant, sophisticated, unpredictable and unforgettable, the experiences offered by Le Bar Botaniste will forevermore transform your approach to alcohol. Zacapa rum, vermouth, cocoa nib syrup, and Sichuan peppercorns; this is the recipe for a cocktail that mixes rum and chocolate. Simply irresistible. Fresh, pure, and powerful, it’ll bring you back to the basics of pleasure. And, since a life not lived wild is not a life worth living, Arnaud Thirel brought his team on a few roads less traveled… It’s time to Carpe Diem, at the Shangri-La’s Bar Botaniste! 

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