Four restaurants (including L’Espadon, run by chef Nicolas Sale), four bars, a Salon Proust (open at tea time), the iconic swimming pool and the Chanel spa all add their distinctive touches to the Ritz experience so prized by the hotel’s devotees and sophisticated travelers. But what would a legendary establishment be without the people who run it? At the Ritz, we are delighted to see that Colin Field, the acclaimed barman of the Hemingway, is back. Chef Nicolas Sale had a brilliant start a the Ritz, with 2 Michelin stars for the gourmet La Table de L’Espadon and 1 star at Les Jardins de l’Espadon, opened for lunch in a covered patio. Served in the Ritz Bar Grand Jardin, a lush green oasis of more than 1,600 sq.m, sheltered by delightful alcoves nestled in the arbors, the daily dishes are prepared with market-fresh produce, according to his inspiration. Lulled by the crystal-clear, soothing sound of the fountain, savor one of eight “summer 2019” floral cocktails. In a cheeky nod to the garden of the Ritz Bar, the lemonade of the Hibiscus cocktail is served from a watering can! So Paris and the Ritz are ready to write a new chapter of their long, brilliant association in the history of French excellence.