Art of the Cocktail
South Vancouver Island
Sat. November 7th, 2009 & Sun. November 8th, 2009
Nov. 7: 1 - 4 PM and 7 - 10 PM
Nov 8: 1 - 4 PM
The Art of the Cocktail opens the door to a world of elegant spirits: great classics, the fresh trend, the established players, niche bitters and the artisan, small, regional distillers.
Seasonal. Gourmet. Micro. These are all words that apply to making sophisticated culinary cocktails. True mixologists worry about the shape and size of ice, the quality of their bitters and finding the perfect balance of flavours. They tinker with dehydrators to crisp garnishes, smokers to lend complexity, flavour syrups, and these masters of the bar whip up fresh fruit purees, house made grenadine and raid the kitchen for exotic ingredients. The Slow Food movement has invaded cocktail hour.
Modern, elegant, expertly crafted and above all thoughtful are the styles that have come to define the best cocktails. Learn the alchemy of how to make and appreciate a proper cocktails.
Three tasting sessions to choose from. Eleven workshops. Ongoing demonstrations in the Tasting Room. Multi-course dinners with paired cocktails held at Aura, Bon Rouge and Vista 18.