Tuesday, February 28, 2012


The event was hosted at the soon to be opened wine shop Vine Arts

Two offerings from Rum Nation

A mai tai from the Calgary Bartender's Association (CBA)

The affable and gregarious Garth Brown of the forthcoming Brix and Morsel

Mussels in an Asian inspired broth with shrimp crisps from Brix and Morsel

Plating the dessert - a coconut sphere topped with mint and dessicated coconut

A closer look at the dessert

The Calgary Bartender's Association (CBTA) did it again - making event planning look easy. The CBTA hosted a great evening for the launch of Rum Nation. Represented by Crush Imports, the Italian owned company carries rum from across the Caribbean and Latin America. Some of our favourites included: the Jamaica 25 year old; and the Demerara 23 year old from Guyana.

With a tropical, Caribbean inspired cocktail menu guests were feeling the rhythm of the islands. James Nguyen concocted his own grenadine, an important component in the Planter's punch that greeted attendees. Nathan Head of Milk Tiger Lounge and Kenton Hrynyk manned the mai tai station while guests took their first look at Vine Arts (soon to be open).

Nibbles from Brix and Morsel (also soon to be open) included jerk chicken pastry puffs and a clever dessert of coconut spheres. A t-shirt sported by one of the kitchen staff hinted at the strong branding of this soon to be opened bar/lounge/restaurant.

All CSL has to say is: Rum Nation? Yea Man!

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