A reader writes:
I'm a few days late on this, but I noticed your post on the art of the cocktail, and this chap sprang to mind. If you've never been to the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz Paris, you really must go when this chap is on duty. You'll never have a cocktail experience quite like it!
One can walk into his bar, tell him EXACTLY how you feel, and he'll make a drink that matches that mood without fail. It's an amazing talent. I'm never in Paris for more than 24 hours without finding my way to the Hemingway.
He's English, to boot.