Colin Field at The Mark. (Photo by Rick Wenner / For New York Observer)

A Few Rounds With Colin Field, Bartender Extraodinaire at the Ritz in Paris

“Bartending is fun,” said Colin Field, the best bartender in the world. He was standing slinging cocktails at The Mark, the Upper East Side hotel where he had a short residency while on break from his usual job, the job that earned him the title that many before me have bestowed upon him—Mr. Field is the head bartender at the Hemingway Bar, that venerated chapel of cocktail dens, inside the Hôtel Ritz in Paris, the luxury hotel that invented the luxury hotel.

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