Thrill on the Hill

terrace tres particulierSummer is around the corner, so it’s time to start talking terraces. And, one of the city’s most divine and discrete of garden terraces is at Montmartre’s Hotel Particulier. Their bar the Tres Particulier has had a recent revamping.

After opening, the Très Particulier underwent a few facelifts and hosted a few ephemeral bars. Most recently, interior designer Pierre Lacroix was pulled in to recreate the space into something sophisticated and special. The remodel brings a Lynchian tropical touch to the main bar space with jungle plant-and-parrot wallpaper. checkerboard floorClever little quirks like the masked owl lamp or the mirrored bar panels add a dreamlike element to the experience. Adjoining the bar area is the greenhouse terrace with large, lush plants whose color pops against the red velour armchairs and black-and-white tile floor. Beyond the bar is the outdoor terrace and garden where you can drink under the stars. The bar, like the hotel itself, with its whimsical qualities and rich textures and colors, slides you into a surreal state of mind.

tres particulier barFrancesco, the current barman, has some familiar cocktail spots on his C.V. including Gocce, le Demon, Andy Wahloo and Miss Ko. But, it’s the Gocce influence that is most evident in his current work that features bold flavor and fragrances. There are 10 cocktails ranging from 13 to 15 euros in price. The names are inspired by film and books such as the “L’attrape-Coeurs” (translation: Catcher in the Rye – which features not rye, but cognac) or the Twin Peaks-inspired “Laura Palmer.” In addition, a regularly changing punch of the day is available for 11 euros per person. or 41 euros for four people.

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