166 Boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 Paris, France | Phone +33 143542894
Paris sings… we all know that. But it also has some of the great bars of the world, still. So there we were, wandering around the arty-farty area of Saint-Germain. Checking out the seafood displays, we fall into a light, balmy echo of the Caribbean. It’s called La Rhumerie, and is a rum café and brasserie.
Well, we definitely decided to give this a try, and we fumble through the menu, deciding on a pina colada type of cocktail but with passionfruit, instead. So it comes out, deconstructed: A ripe, fresh passionfruit is cut in two, sitting on a plate, and beside that are placed a small jug of sugar syrup, a glass with a good nip of superb white rum, and another glass of ice cubes.
WTF?? We weren’t used to this! But what fun. A very friendly couple of Parisian natives next to us show us how it’s done, and before we can blink, we have mixed the cocktail to our own tastes, and have quickly ordered another!
We sit back and admire the ambience. Light wooden accents everywhere, high ceiling fans, and woven cane softly coloured chairs and tables. Perfect.
We order some side dishes to hold us together as we swim in a sea of ‘punch’.
Each one is delicious, fresh and tasty.
And that, my dear readers, is the end! The wheels fell off, as they must, after several too good rum cocktails but at least I had the presence of mind to take photos of the menu as well, for your delectation.
Check out the small essay of when to enjoy rum punch – which if you can read French, pretty much covers the entire day and night! Haaaaa.
Tell me, rum lovers, have you been there? Did you know that there’s a new rum café planned for Hobart? We can’t wait! And that is part of my story on our roving chef, Paul Foreman…. Tell us your rum doings!