The bar Club 1802: a refuge for rums lovers
Club 1802 is on the way to becoming a must for lovers of vintage and arranged rums. Read more here.
Opened on November 8, 2018, the Monte Cristo hotel bar offers 500 references of this precious beverage. It is no little thing.
But what does the date “1802” refer to?
This figure was not chosen at random. It refers to the year of birth of Alexandre Dumas, author of the novel “Le Conte de Monte-Cristo” which gave his name to the place. As a reminder, the Count of Monte Cristo tells the story of Edmond Dantes, a young sailor who was locked up on If Island and became the heir to a Borgias treasure hidden on Monte Cristo Island. In addition, the writer is the grandson of an owner of a sugar cane plantation on the island of Santo Domingo.
Hotel Monte-Cristo (opened this summer) and its bar immerse you in a 19th century atmosphere! You will discover a huge counter with woody and orientalist notes. Here, the shelves present bottles of rum from all over the world. The menu is as exhaustive as the place, counting around 10 ageless rums (Appleton 21 years old from Jamaica, Pasador de Oro XO from Guatemala among others), and 10 rums of the moment (Fair XO Acacia Finish, Compagnie des Indes Fidji 13 years old…).
On site, the bartenders will be delighted to guide you during your tastings, and will not hesitate to give you a few tips to help you differentiate between the different types of rum: white, molasses, agricultural… and especially learn to appreciate them!
But what would a bar be without its cocktail menu? Club 1802 is no exception to the rule and offers a range of drinks based on rum (of course!). One thing is certain: all roads lead to rum!
Address: 22 Rue Pascal, 75005 Paris
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.
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