This atmospheric absinthe bar is inspired by, and named after, the divine Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), the queen of the French tragedy. The Sarah B. will no doubt be a favourite meeting place for business or pleasure. You will discover Sarah’s cocktails, as well as a variety of flavourful Provencal hors-d’oeuvres. For intimate occasions, reserve the Green Fairy Alcoves and you too, will be charmed by Sarah Bernhardt.
Perfectly located between Osco! Restaurant and Sarah B. bar, l’Entre-deux is a space conducive to conviviality and pleasure. With its luxurious velvet banquettes, beautiful Murano glass chandeliers and views of the Riopelle Park, this space is perfect for a birthday party with friends or a 5-7 with colleagues. L’Entre-deux can be privatized to accommodate up to 35 guests.
To book l’Entre-Deux, please contact us at 514-847-8729 or by email at SarahBMontreal@ihg.com.
In the company of your guests, let a mysterious, warm and intimate universe surprise you…The comfortable banquettes, the beautiful velvet drapes and the superb fur cushions create an ideal environment for intimate conversations, relaxation and for the ritual of absinthe. Discover the Green Fairy Alcoves during an evening with friends or a happy hour with colleagues. Enjoy delicious Provencal appetizers along with Sarah’s cocktails!
To book the Green Fairy Alcoves, please contact us at 514-847-8729 or by email at SarahBMontreal@ihg.com.
Pure absinthe is first poured into a specific type of glass, on top of which a special absinthe spoon is placed. A sugar cube is placed on the spoon, and iced water is slowly dripped over it. The absinthe is diluted in three to five parts water. The way in which absinthe is prepared plays a key role in the way its tastes, allowing the herbal aromas to be released and to intensify with respect to the other aromas.
The Sarah B. Bar is named after the divine Sarah Bernhardt, doyenne of French tragedy. Absinthe, or “the Green Fairy”, was invented by Henriette Henries in 1792, intended for medical uses. However, having acquired the formula, Daniel Henri Dubied and his son-in-law Henri Louis Pernod founded the first absinthe manufacturer in 1798, Dubied Père & Fils. Historical events contributed to absinthe’s popularity, which was initially only consumed by the bourgeoisie. In high demand among artist communities, absinthe is rumoured to be the cause of certain artists’ descent into insanity. Regulations appeared in Europe to attempt to curb its consumption, but in Canada, it has always been legally available.
Sarah Bernhardt was a great French actress born in Paris in 1844 to a dutch courtesan and a French magistrate. She captivated audience from a young age with her impulsive and passionate nature. In 1859, Sarah entered the Conservatory for a three-year residency, during which she received numerous awards. Despite difficult beginnings, she was hired by L’Odéon where her fame took off. Constantly traveling, her time was divided between performances in her home of Paris and tours around the world. Sarah Bernhardt’s first visit to Canada was in 1880 to Montréal, where she was warmly received by the public, despite the Catholic church’s disapproval of her scandalous reputation. In 1914, she received the Legion of Honour for her triumphant career and contributions to French dramatic arts. She died on March 26, 1923, at the age of 78 years.