The Maison Hermès in Tokyo, located in the chic neighborhood of Ginza, as well as the Maison's Shanghai location in the former French concession, both feature a sparkling alcove: at the Bar Puiforcat, when teatime comes along, guests indulge in an upscale treat complete with scones, bite-size sandwiches and other snacks of unmatched refinement.
But the establishment's ultimate specialty is its premium selection of champagnes: from classic bottles to rare vintages, the most celebrated crus are there to grace sterling silver tumblers. No coupes or flutes here! To fully bring out its sparkling splendor, the nectar is served in a champagne tumbler, a rounded and stemless sterling silver recipient with a flared neck. A tumbler whose iconic silhouette has shaped the history of the House.
The Puiforcat bar "La Timbale" at Maison Hermès in Shanghai
The Bar Puiforcat itself is designed with a loving nod to this vessel: the elegant counters seem to have been sculpted with the same aesthetic curves. Going beyond these flavorsome pleasures, the full universe of Puiforcat silversmithing is on majestic display in these prized Asian institutions, the House's finest home collections offering a graceful backdrop to the tasting experience. More than a bar, it is the very quintessence of Puiforcat art de vivre.