Golden Promise

Golden Promise (Paris)

© Golden Promise

  • Date
  • share

Underneath a sanctuary to sake, there’s a temple dedicated to malt drinks…. The Golden Promise – named after a type of Scottish barley – is located below Youlin Ly’s brand new Maison du Saké. Designed by the JBMN architects and supplied by the La Maison du Whisky in Clichy, this maze of vaulted alcoves with shelves full of amber bottles (1,000 different types of whiskey!), stonewalls and steel-wood furniture, is a cross between a James Bond villain’s lair and a clandestine gentlemen’s club. Seated around a table/crucifix, we opted for a glass of Kavalan (€12), an intense and spicy Taiwanese single malt, tempered by a chaser – a small shot of xeres and cherry liqueur…. Before moving on to a lovely Smoking Horse cocktail (Kilchoman Bramble liqueur, lemon juice, tarragon, sparkling water, Aphrodite bitters, €13), which bridged the gap between freshness and peatiness. And don’t forget about the small menu of Japanese snacks (edamame, corn tempura, from €4 to €6) and the immense table in the tasting room, where whiskey lovers can savor the various nectars in their purest forms (€11-235 a glass). // A.B.

Do your shopping close by

Grab a bottle to go from somewhere local

Le Fooding’s 2022 Guide is fresh out of the oven!

What’s on the menu this year? A brand-new selection of 200 restaurants, bars and bedrooms across France, articles sprinkled throughout the magazine, the taste of the times distilled down to its purest form in our highly anticipated award’s list and, for the very first time, two new guides to the country’s best stand-out shops and spirited cellars!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover


Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.