Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Coming Soon: PEELED, Calgary's First Edition Of Cocktail Festival

Coming Soon: PEELED, Calgary's First Edition Of Cocktail Festival
For all you cocktail lovers (including myself), PEELED, an annual Calgary-based cocktail festival is happening on August 7th, 12th to 14th, 2017. Created by BassBus and In-Houze Productions, PEELED is a collaborative effort between spirits companies, mixologists, food and beverage purveyors, event planners and media to develop and grow the cocktail community in Calgary. The weekend will feature seminars, tastings, networking opportunities at various venues around Calgary.

For its first year, the festival will offer many different types of “cocktail interactions” and curated cocktail experiences at over 14 venues in the city including: Bank and Barron, Klein/Harris, Last Best, Milk Tiger, Model Citizen, Native Tongues, Proof, One18 Empire, Ox Bar de Tapas, Raw Bar, Ricardo’s Hideaway, Sub Rosa, and The Derrick Gin Mill. “Guests will experience amazing creations and meet the talent behind their making including workshops with world renowned Dale DeGroff, aka King Cocktail and author of “The Craft Of The Cocktail”, as well as Jack McGarry of Dead Rabbit NYC who was awarded the world’s best new cocktail bar.”

The mission of this cocktail festival “is to grow industry talent and educate the public alongside the industry’s development to make Calgary one of Canada’s cocktail destinations, similar to what has been done with Calgary’s culinary scene since Top Chef brought Calgary international acclaim”. The PEELED Cocktail Festival weekend will be turned into a playground for the cocktail curious. The public can purchase a ticket where they will be given a passport that tells the story of the spirit, venue and mixologist, to explore a variety of cocktail experiences around Calgary.

For more info about the upcoming festival, you can visit http://www.calgarycocktailfestival.com


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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Hudson by Oliver & Bonacini Opens In Calgary's Historic Hudson's Bay Building

Hudson by Oliver & Bonacini Opens In Calgary's Historic Hudson's Bay Building
Leading Canadian restaurant group Oliver & Bonacini unveiled Hudson, a state-of-the-art event complex yesterday in Calgary. Hudson marks the completion of Oliver & Bonacini’s first foray into Western Canada and is the restaurant group’s third addition and final concept in the historic Hudson’s Bay building, following the grand opening of The Guild and Sub Rosa in 2016. 

Hudson boasts three lofts and four flats, as well as a full-service kitchen, two luxury bridal suites, elevator access and a loading bay. The diverse space seamlessly accommodates multiple events and up to 710 guests at one time, whether seated or as a standing reception. 

Spanning the entire sixth floor of the building, the event complex also features stunning views of downtown Calgary and an open-concept layout that can seamlessly accommodate up to 710 guests at one time.

After such a gracious welcome to Calgary with the opening of The Guild and Sub Rosa, we’re looking forward to introducing everyone to our event offerings,” says Andrew Oliver, President and CEO, Oliver & Bonacini. “With 30 years of event-planning experience, we are committed to working with Calgary’s incredible roster of vendors and suppliers to execute memorable events for years to come.”

The company promises impressive design, spectacular views and incredible versatility, as well as outstanding service offerings for events ranging from corporate conferences to elegant weddings and high-profile social gatherings. Private tours and venue bookings are now available for Stampede 2017 and beyond.
Peter Oliver & Michael Bonacini by hugofoto



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