We dressed up for what was to be a two day event of food, drinks and a wonderful experience, bringing together luxury in the culinary and mixology realms for a complete Grey Goose affair. In fact it was a French Riviera themed experience falling perfectly on the eve of Bastille day, France's national holiday. In lieu of my fast approaching travels to France, I found the experience rather enchanting and appropriate.
Invited for a Cordon Bleu dinner experience prepared by chef Jamie Kennedy, a few of us lucky guests were wined and dined by the team of Food District. The farm to table food menu, pairing each dish with a field to bottle cocktail experience heightened our pallets and sense.
The art of mixology has always enchanted me, as it turns such an array of flavours into consumable notes of aroma. We were impressed as course after course included a new cocktail. One of my favourites was the Grey Goose Fiz that welcomed everyone as they arrived.
I always give a great shout out to the teams that take into consideration the fact that I am a vegetarian. It's wildly appreciated that they create a specialized dish that can still pair with the flavours and cocktail of that serving. Jamie Kennedy later explained to me his love for vegetables, growing them on his own farm and understanding the flavours and compositions in depth.
The night later turning into a cocktail mingle of Grey Goose enthusiasts gathers to French Riviera themed live music, decor and an field of french pasteries. This two night event took place in the Old Port of Montreal, and continued in over 20 major cities across the world including New York, Cannes, Paris and Venice.
What a beautiful couple of nights and I am already looking forward to next year.