Since the Ritz Paris closed its doors last year for a top-to-bottom overhaul, clients of the Hemingway Bar have had to go elsewhere for their libations in the French capital. Named after its celebrated guest, the watering hole is a veritable institution, and has attracted a slew of personalities over the years. (It’s said that Ernest Hemingway even "liberated" the Bar in August 1944.)
During the hotel closure, Colin Field, the bar’s legendary bartender, has been on a "sabbatical"-- making the rounds at various events. (He was recently spotted shaking up cocktails at the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Cannes.) And now he’ll even helm a pop-up bar in the friendly skies, as Air France has announced the launch of “Bar Hemingway in the Sky.” The master mixologist will be serving cocktails to passengers in First and Business Class on select flights to destinations in Asia (like Hong Kong and Singapore), South America (Sao Paulo), the US (New York), and Europe (Moscow).