Absinthe, oysters and an old fashioned atmosphere can all be found at one of our favorite cocktail bars in Brooklyn, Maison Premiere. Head bartender Maxwell Britten is this week’s guest on “In the Drink” with Joe Campanale, and you may not be able to tell from the radio interview but he’s dressed to the 9’s. Tune in and find out the New Orleans/Parisian influences behind Maison Premiere and why style and appearance is such an important part of what they do. Joe and Maxwell taste some absinthe on-air and talk shop about running a bar, maintaining a standard of quality and remembering years past. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

“[Maison Premiere] is a composite of New Orleans, Paris and New York. It’s definitely inspired by days gone by.” [03:05]

“It’s not an act – we’re very sincere about what we’re trying to do. Our whole lifestyle and the way we present ourselves and our product is very dear to our heart.” [06:00]

–Maxwell Britten of Maison Premiere on In the Drink