About Paris Room
A dream is not to be squandered. Paris Room is my dream and it’s especially touching that we are creating it in my hometown of Chagrin Falls.
There’s a beauty and style of the French that isn’t found anywhere else. Inspiration comes from the lavender fields of Provence; the romantic tiny places to discover on a cobblestone alley in Paris; the fresh local wholesome food; the music of love; the vibrancy; Old-World traditions and the promise of new ones.
Inspiration also comes from my memory of Madam Springs, a citizen of the world -- timeless, strong and beautiful, and hailing from Diamond Island. She embodied the best in all women and -- that lady could dance on a bar and sing like an angel.
Come by for a signature cocktail like the Madam Springs Bubbly -- sparkling wine with Chambord, the James "Bond" McSherry Hendricks martini, shaken not stirred, and the speakeasy Sidecar, served in an old-fashioned Champagne glass, which is becoming a popular libation.
We make just about everything on our menu from scratch in our kitchen. Try our signature lamb meatloaf; our super lump crab cakes, Chef Brooke's daily specials, our wild-caught sole with crabmeat stuffing and lemon caper cream sauce and our oh-so tender boneless beef short ribs.
Come by for our live music Wednesday (solo jazz guitarist Peter Thatcher 6-8), Thursday (Harry Bacharach on keyboard 6-9 pm), Friday (Tom Shaper and friends 8-10 on the second and fourth Fridays) and TBA Saturdays (guest musicians performing blues and jazz 8:30 to 10:30).
This effort has taken the talents of many. When I say “we” I mean a whole gang of people including my husband, Anthony McLorg, an architect, woodworker and general go-to guy for all things having to do with the dream; my brother, Jim McSherry, an attorney who has been instrumental in this pursuit; Mayor Bruce Akers, without whom none of this would have happened; the private investors who have been so generous and kind in their support; and the extremely knowledgeable and fun Gerry Koprowski, who has been my inspiration, consultant and guardian angel, along with her family and team.
Inspiration for this venture also comes from Rebecca and John Gilliam who were instrumental in the development of Cafe Madame Springs in Cincinnati years ago, which we made happen with a dime and a prayer.
Thanks to our son, Skylar, who spearheaded the innovative point-of-sale system and who has a “can-do” attitude, has been integral to the operation and now knows how to install an outdoor limestone brick area and pour concrete and we appreciate all the help from his friends Michael and Anthony Sciarappa and Adam Hancock.
There are countless family and friends who have given generously of their time and talents, including artist Ace Quinn who created beautiful renderings with her magic guided only by a poorly designed text note as a reference; April Mapes for her talents with the exterior as well as numerous other projects she lovingly agreed to complete; Sue and Scott Reid,; Kathleen Vild Rogers in her revelry over spread sheets; the very talented graphic designer Karla Marrone; brother Billy and sister-in-law Kathy McSherry, Ellen Jacob, who was instrumental in developing the website; sister Betsy McSherry Wise; consultant Desiree Graves; interior designer Deb Nicholl; Ebie Holst; L. Marvel Mapes; Bob Maenza; and my old pal Greg Tindle.
We hope to see you soon,