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Nolet Pratt – Competition Cocktail

Although the posting to reflect on the entire experience of the competition itself, here is the recipe for my cocktail, the Nolet Pratt, which won second place on Tuesday night in the National Barchef Competition. The Nolet Pratt cocktail was … Continue reading

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I like liquids better anyway – BarChef – no food please!

Taken from its original location http://www.urbandiner.ca The BarChef June 2, 2009 at 11:05 am · Similar Stories in Cocktail Culture, Lauren Mote, Talking Points As a continuation of my cocktail adventures in Toronto a few weeks ago, I met up … Continue reading

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Make me a bourbon Manhattan…. please

by Lauren Mote Every person really loves that “certain cocktail”, the drink that stimulates their appetite, cleanses their palate, and loosens them up. My favourite feel good bevy used to be the Negroni – an old-school blend of Campari, Gin … Continue reading

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The Winter Wonderland, Toronto

by Lauren Mote Welcome to the winter wonderland. On the West Coast, I was laughed at when I wore my Canada Goose Down Coat as protection at the bus stop on Howe St. from the freezing rain… but, when you … Continue reading

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Niagara-on-the-lake

by Lauren Mote As we awoke on the balmy Thursday morning at 3:30am, I stumbled to find the light, the coffee, and my suitcase. In 2 hours time, Johnny and I would embark on our first trip home to Toronto, … Continue reading

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The Fifth – Toronto, ON

by Lauren Mote How can one have the opportunity to dine at such a world renowned restaurant like The Fifth? My dining partner was in awe as she cordially accepted my invitation to enjoy Chef J.P. Challet’s tasting menu. General … Continue reading

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Fare Bistro – Toronto, ON

by Lauren Mote Toronto’s Leslieville, located just west of the Beaches on Queen St, East is now home to former Le Sélect Chef Brad Clark & Sommelier Beata Borkowski’s Fare Bistro.  This evening, I have invited a dining partner so … Continue reading

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Terroni – Toronto, ON

by Lauren Mote This southern Italian haven of fresh, delicious food can be sampled in three locations across Toronto, and one in the United States, on Beverley Blvd, in Los Angeles. Terroni’s debut location, on Queen St. West at Niagara … Continue reading

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