Earlier last month, I attended the Crate & Barrel x Western Living Cocktail event with my sister. We enjoyed walking through the store while having the opportunity to enjoy some cocktails and canapés. The cocktails were provided by bartenders from Botanist Dining, Vij’s and The Lobby Lounge (at the Fairmont Pacific Rim).
The first cocktail we tried was the “Aperol Bellini”, which had Aperol, lemon juice, Prosecco, and peach sorbet. It was fruity, sweet and made for a great start to our evening. Walking around Crate & Barrel as a newly engaged woman definitely had me daydreaming about about registry ideas… hmm.
The cocktails complemented the variety of canapés, which included mini yorkshire puddings with short rib, scallop pops, potato salad bites and mini sliders.
Although all the canapés were delicious, my sister and I had a definite favourite and it was the scallop pops. These tasty bites consisted of a scallop wrapped in maple smoked bacon, and had a balanced savoury and sweet flavour.
The second cocktail we tried (which was our fave of the night) was the “Bonsai”. This refreshing concoction is made with Tanqueray 10 Gin, Sake Tradition Junmai, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and basil leaves.
The third cocktail was the strongest we had during the event and was called “The Four Horsemen”. This drink was made with Maker’s 46 Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Averna, Giffard apricot syrup and Angostura Bitters. This drink was strong, warm and made for Fall. I could picture sipping on this by the fireplace, having sophisticated conversation.
When the weather gets colder, we spend more time indoors and it only makes sense to make the inside of our homes feel cozy and look nice. Crate and Barrel always has a great selection of home decor and furniture. With the holidays around the corner, you’ll be sure to find something to add warmth or cheer to your home.