• Toronto,  WorldWide

    Barchef 1st Annual Mixologist Competition

    So last night was Barchef’s 1st Annual Mixologist Competition… I’ll just let the pictures do the talking. I will say though, that it was an AWESOME night!! Congratulations to Wes (Winner) and to all the other Mixologists, you guys ROCKED!! Fun TIMES!! Top right: Wes (Winner) CONGRATULATIONS! He won a week long trip to France, and a mixology package valued at over $7,000!! He can tell you any and everything about cocktails! The First Impression Elan’s so cool 🙂 Nishan you are amazing! Mmmmmm…. Moses and I (Prince and Princess lol) Miss Elizabeth Savage will give you a run for your money! Watch out for her!! Bottom right: Brent and…

  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    Get with the Cocktail Movement!!

    Delicious Cocktails + Good looking people + exciting “Swag” Bags = The AMAZING Drinks Show 2009!!! I was honoured to witness these mixologists experimenting with taste to create mind blowing, tongue tantalising, and eye pleasing cocktails! I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle Hunt, creator of the fabulous Martini Club! She put me onto the amazing Dusk Martini: 360 Eco Luxury Vodka stirred with white creme de cacao, served icy cold and sprinkled with shaved Dove Dusk Chocolate! HOT mixologists… MMMmmm The Amarula Indulgence Cocktail was to die for! Everybody was having such a GOOD TIME! LOVES IT!! Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, they had samples…

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    barchef… A New Movement in Mixology

    “A cocktail is an example of one’s passion”- Frankie Solarik Last night I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Brent Vanderveen and Frankie Solarik; owners of the stylish and sophisticated barchef. Located on vibrant Queen Street West at the corner of Queen and Augusta; it is the only cocktail-focused bar in Toronto! barchef came on the scene on December 9th, 2008 with cocktails from $8 to $45 and there all totally worth it!!Visually, this place is a dream! You step into a dark room that’s brought to life by candle light, and the scent of fresh herbs, spices and caramelised fruits immediately captures you. The decor is simple, clean…