A Mecca for civilized drinking, a Waterloo for thirst. From a plot to hide Bonaparte in the home to its time as an Italian grocery, the "Napoleon House" enjoys a vibrant history. Today the Napoleon House serves fine wines and New Orleans cocktails fit for the emperor himself. Signature recipes are illustrated, including Napoleon House Bruschetta and the Pimm's Cup. Through historic quotes and luminous photography, one of the world's great bars comes alive on these pages.