Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Summertime 2013

Here we are... into our second year and our second summer open!

We hope summer has been good to you so far. We're having a good time at Le Petit Bar.

We had a blast at Taste of Downtown - always nice to see our friends in the industry and meet some new customers.

Our summer cocktail list is the best we've put forth so far. People are going crazy for the Maple Bourbon Sour (Four Roses bourbon, maple whiskey liqueur, fresh lemon and egg white), the Dark & Stormy (El Dorado 12 year aged rum, fresh lime and ginger beer), the Shandygaff Francais (St Germain elderflower liqueur, Blanche de Chambly and ginger beer), and the Ambrosia (Stolichnaya vodka, Aperol, fresh lemon and prosecco).

If you haven't been in in a while, you haven't tried our new food menu items - and they're delish! The Curried Oeufs Mayonnaise have really been popular - often described as "the best deviled eggs I've ever had". The Tuna Tartar is proving to be another crowd pleaser, and of course, we're always trying to source and serve interesting and delicious charcuterie and cheese. Don't miss the Bresaola from Niagara Foods: brined and salt-cured certified organic beef from Niagara - it tastes like perfectly seasoned beef carpaccio.

We're transitioning into our summer wine list, which means crisp, refreshing whites and light, juicy reds. Favourites include:

2009 Clare Hills Riesling, Clare Valley Australia - German-style dry Riesling, bold lime, lemon and orange blossom flavours, piercing mineral notes, zesty acidity, elegant and sophisticated, a real bargain at $8/glass

2011 Champalou Vouvray Sec, France - beautiful, very slightly off-dry Chenin Blanc. Tropical and orchard fruits, well balanced, delicate lingering finish.

2012 Domaine Roncee Cuvee Marie Justine Rose, Chinon, France - salmon coloured Cabernet Franc. Strawberries, peach & rose water. Concentrated fruit on the palate, refreshing, dry and delicious. So good.

2011 Whoa Nelly! Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon - really great example of Oregon Pinot Noir and a great value wine. Classic earthy Pinot Noir notes of cherry, warm spices and flora. Very light, but flavourful.

2012 Raisins Gaulois, France - mostly cru Beaujolais fruit, which means quality Gamay Noir. If you've only had Gamay Noir in the form of Beaujolais Nouveau, this wine will shock you. Brambly fruits - cassis, blueberry, blackberry. Very juicy, light-medium bodied red.

Our favourite wines move fast, so don't delay! Hope we see you soon.

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