Tag: france

Grey Goose took over the Toronto Island Yacht Club with a Boulangerie Bleue event spanning two days at the Toronto Island Yacht Club last week. It transported guests to the French Riviera via a secret entrance through a traditional French bakery.

Maman is a warm and inviting bakery and cafe that brings familial recipes to life from Southern France and North America using locally sourced ingredients. Every little detail – from the exterior to the tables and plates – is beautifully set up as if one is in a quaint Parisian boutique

Sophistication, luxury, and the finer things in life. I was fortunate enough to sit with the Hennessy Cognac brand ambassador from France, Cyrille Gautier-Auriol who shared his expert knowledge and appreciation of Cognac to have a greater insight on truly one of the finer things in life.

As if the world’s most famous champagne could get even more luxurious. I was one of a lucky few to be given an opportunity to have a one-on-one private appointment with Dom Pérignon’s very own winemaker from Champagne, France, the Chef de Cave, Richard Geoffroy, in a suite at the Trump Tower here in Toronto. The special occasion was to taste the uber-special vintage 1998 Dom Pérignon Second Plentitude 16 years in the making.

Growing from last year’s inaugural event, this 2nd iteration of the Diner en Blanc in Toronto had 1,600 participants come together at a secret location for an elegant pop-up picnic all dressed in white. Guests are brought to meet-up points and made aware of the venue at the last hour. It was in a parking lot at Queen Street just east of Church Street. I had recently lived nearby so it was interesting to see familiar grounds turned into a…

On a beautiful, warm Wednesday afternoon, Nick and I attended the Acadia Restaurant in little Italy for Beaujolais Wine Council’s wine tasting and luncheon. We tasted 12 different wines paired with a five course meal courtesy of Acadia Restaurant. We started with the white wine – Château des Jacques, Beaujolais, Grand Clos de Loyse, 2010(#1). It was fruity and delicate with a dry finish. I enjoyed drinking it on its own. First course: Creole Shrimp on top of Anson Mills…