Personalities visiting LCDH Luxembourg

 

Don Alejandro Robaina
“Once again we had the immense pleasure to welcome Don Alejandro Robaina at La Casa del Habano”
David Hamilton
“David Hamilton, British-born French photographer and film director spent some good time with some excellent habanos at LCDH Luxembourg”
David Roberson
“American movie actor David Roberson visited La Casa del Habano many times during his stay in Luxembourg”
Didier Bourdon
“French actor and director Didier Bourdon visited La Casa del Habano Luxembourg”
Jean-Patrick Capdevielle
“We were very pleased to have the french rock singer Jean-Patrick Capdevielle at La Casa del Habano Luxembourg”
Luke Perry
“American movie actor Luke Perry visited La Casa del Habano while in Luxembourg”
Michele Placido
“During his visit in Luxembourg, Michele Placido, Actor, Director and Writer, visited La Casa del Habano”
Philippe Noiret
“he french actor Philippe Noiret visited La Casa del Habano several times during his journey in Luxembourg”
Roman Coppola
“Roman Coppola, american director and son of Hollywood famous director Francis Ford Coppola visited LCDH several times while in Luxembourg”
Peter Weller
“BIG CIGARS, TINY COUNTRY

My driver informs me that the La Casa del Habano store is accross the street at No. 22 B avenue de la Porte-Neuve. I make haste to this lovely and well-equipped new shop, whereupon I meet its proprietor, a propitious and happy gent named Jean-Claude Reichling. Well stocked with Bolivar, Punch and Partagas, Jean-Claude loads me up with Bolivar Royal Coronas (the darkest wrappers I've seen in 10 years) and Partagas Lusitanias (a year of age-not quite of diapers, but smokable nonetheless).

I make frequent stops at his "magasin" (that's "store" for you non-francophiles) during my stay. On one visit Jean-Claude gives a gift of 10 triple coronas (ring size of a double robusto, length between a double corona and an "A") rolled by the old maestro from the Partagas factory in Havana, Alfredo Perez-Brito. The cigar is surprisingly light, the perfect morning "biggie", smooth and graceful. One day, the director of "Falling Through" decides it's a good idea for me to smoke in a scene. Thus, the prop man goes to Jean-Claude and returns with 10 Partagas Serie D. No. 4 robustos, all of which I smoke in the eight days of filming.

When young, the Serie D. can be very airy. When mature, it is the best of robustos, and these D's were superb. I smoke the last one to the nub after fellow cast member (and friend from "Naked Lunch") Roy Scheider and I dine. To Luxembourg, "I shall return." Did Patton-who became a sort of patron saint of Luxembourg after he kicked the Nazis out near the end of World War 2-say that?

No I believe it was General Doug Mac, referring to his million-acre tobacco plantation in Manila. In any case, I'll be back.

Posted: Monday, November 08, 1999 on Cigar Aficionado by Peter Weller