Never underestimate the wonderful experience a perfect pairing of wine and food can make. The way each wine selection heightens the flavor of its partnered fare is just a joy to one’s senses.
I was recently treated to an unforgettable dining experience a couple of weeks ago when I attended a Dourthe Bordeaux wine pairing dinner at Atelier Vivanda in BGC.
Well, it’s that time of the year again when you can feel that undeniable excitement in the air.
No, I’m not talking about Christmas which also happens to be just ’round the corner. I’m talking about that most anticipated time of the year when the newest model of the best phone (in my opinion) on the planet makes its way over to our side of the planet.
I’m talking about the Apple iPhone 7.
Cointreau, the iconic orange liqueur brand established in French Loire Valley over 165 years ago, will be holding its La Maison Cointreau Regional Finals 2016 this October 24 in Phuket, Thailand.
An exclusive, by-invitation only competition, La Maison Cointreau Manila bartender’s competitions sought out the best innovative talents in the metro’s hot cocktail scene and competed in a Bartenders Battle Royale a few months back with their original concoctions vying for the cash prize of Php 50,000.00 and the honor to represent the Philippines in the upcoming regionals.
The winning cocktail for this year’s La Maison Cointreau Manila is Gossip by Cedric Cello of Smith Butcher and Grill Room. The challenge was to serve their original Cointreau based cocktails with outstanding taste & flavor as a paramount criteria, with technique, presentation and consistency as the clincher for a winning cocktail.