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Liquid Pleasures at Bar Nacarat

Since NACARAT opened, in the recently renovated Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, I could not wait to go. Last Sunday, I finally got the chance to try it with a few journalists who were also invited by the hotel. My experience lived up to what I expected from a sophisticated bar, with an elaborate cocktail list ...

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Three festive wines to give over the holidays

Christmas is almost here! Since the beginning of the month, I've already attended parties and Christmas dinners every weekend. I like to bring two bottles of wine for everyone to drink during the evening and one for the host. This year, I discovered three limited edition bottles designed for the holidays. These are wines for ...

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Pigeon Espresso Bar

It’s been awhile since I shared another cafe in my Coffee & Couture series. Pigeon Espresso Bar is right up there on my list of go-to downtown coffee shops. I like it for its quirky unpretentiousness, erroneously boasting that they serve the “world’s worst coffee” when, in reality, they make a mighty fine espresso macchiato - ...

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Melk Bar à Café

As part of my Coffee & Couture series, I already shared five favourite coffee spots in my neighbourhood (Myriade Dominion, Spoon, Pacefika, Shaughnessy and Leaves), but here's one more! The Melk Bar à Café on Stanley near René-Lévesque is another great cafe on my go-to list. Open from 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday, and ...

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Dandy Cocktails

Making cocktails is a lot like cooking, you look in your fridge to see what ingredients you have and then, if you’re like me, you Google a recipe based on the key ingredients you have. If you don’t have quite all of the ingredients required in the recipe that you want to make, you improvise. ...

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A Grey Goose summer terrace at Sea Salt & Ceviche

Last week, I was invited to a very chic picnic with Grey Goose Vodka. Inspired by the French Riviera, we sipped on classic vodka martinis (with a twist of lemon) and enjoyed fresh-shucked oysters in the garden at the Field & Stream Club in Dorval. The cocktail was followed by a traditional French picnic on blue ...

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