What's great about our local food scene is the people behind it. That is why I love going to different events to meet the writers behind articles and the dreamers behind the businesses. The dining table becomes our common ground to connect and discover something new in our community. When I got invited to preview Georgian Bay Spirit Co's vodka, I was excited to taste the spirit that won Best Vodka at this year's San Francisco Spirits Competition.
Our evening at La Baratin (previously know as BIVY) started with plates of tarts, spreads and charcuterie.
What caught our eyes were tall glasses of this refreshing Vodka Cobber, which featured local Ontario berries and Georgian Bay Spirit co's vodka.
The array of cured meats and cheeses at our table.
Our bartender of the night, Moses McIntee from The Good Son.
Moses showcased how the ingredients in the vodka cobbler were selected from Ontario's local farms to compliment Georgian Bay Spirits commitment to capture Ontario in a bottle.
Founders and friends, Denzil Wadds and Tim Keenleysid chats with the crowd about their passion turned distillery company and how Georgian Bay plays a big part in their lives.
A classic martini, showcasing the smooth and clean flavours of Georgian Bay's Vodka.
One of my favs, Ama taking an artsy shot of the classic martini! If you see her at an event, it's a sign that the event is going to be awesome.
After learning about Georgian Bay Spirits and how to make the drinks we got to enjoy all night, I am excited to try and recreate some of the recipes at home. You can check out some of the recipes, here.