Introducing Tony Conigliaro’s New Bar: Le Coq, Paris
We all know that London is the hippest city in Europe, but Paris certainly runs it a close second. Tony Conigliaro clearly agrees as he’s just opened up a new cocktail bar in the Gallic capital.
Not content with his two London cocktail bars 69 Colebrook Row and Zetter Townhouse, the Société Perrier luminary has crossed the English Channel for his latest venture Le Coq.
Housed in the trendy 10th arrondissement the bar is a joint venture with two of France’s leading drinks industry experts Eric Fossard and Thierry Daniel.
Bucking the current trend for speakeasy-style bars, Le Coq has a strong nod to the 1970s and channels that decade’s glamour, energy and exuberance.
This is reflected in the décor, cocktail menu and music. There are prints from 70s-influenced artists on the walls, the music of Serge Gainsbourg and Marianne Faithful in the air and a cocktail menu that revels in vintage (many French) spirits and liquors.
Tony C’s signature twist on classics is in evidence throughout the menu. The Almond Pina Colada, for example, mixes Rhum almond milk with lime, while the Fig Leaf Collins is a fusion of a bespoke fig leaf tincture with Beefeater gin.
With Paris just two hours away by train, a pre-Christmas jaunt to France looks even more appealing now.
Le Coq, 12 Rue Chateau d’Eau, 75010, Paris