What you'll do
We will meet at a wonderful Tapas Bar called Pintxo which concept is directly from Northern Spain. We will get to know each other around a glass of cava before we start our cocktail workshop next door. Next, we will go to Taverne Midway and find their hidden speakeasy all the way at the back end of the bar which opens up to a back alley off the busy streets of the Montreals red light district. We will start by tasting 3 local spirits which will be used afterwards to create 2 or 3 different seasonal craft cocktails using only Quebecois products. A small description and backstory of the origins and the techniques used for the cocktails will also be explained by Max. The experience is participatory and you'll be able to handle the products with Max however the focus is mostly on learning about local products, cocktail making techniques and having an authentic experience with a local ! Each guest will enjoy 2-3 full cocktails each as well as a tasting flight of the products used in the cocktails.
Born and raised in Montreal, hospitality, food and drink are my passion ! Having worked at Airbnb here in Montreal, I found my love of sharing my city with travellers and hosting exclusive, authentic experiences and working with talented foodies, bartenders, restauranteurs etc. I now run 2 of highest ranked experience in Mtl! Check them out : https://www.airbnb.ca/eatlikealocalmtl My co-host Max is a vetted mixologist from the south of France who is implicated in many projects in Montreal. He is a bar owner, has started his own bartending school (école du bar de Montreal) and is the co-author of Quebecs very first 100% local cocktail book: L'apéro au Québec
A couple of Tapas from Pintxo
Your experience includes 2-3 cocktails made with local spirits, a tasting flight of the spirits used for the class and a…
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Where you'll be
We will meet at a charming tapas bar called Pintxo and get to know each other over a glass of cava and some tapas. This beautiful restaurants concept comes directly from Northern Spain. Next we will head to Midway which has been open since 1927. Midway is a lively pub with great bartenders and a fun, upbeat ambiance but little do most people know Midway has a hidden, swanky speakeasy located at the back of the bar!
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. No experience required however an open mind and curiosity is welcome :)
You must be 18+ to attend this experience and we recommend having eaten beforehand as you will be consuming alcohol. No kids or pets allowed unfortunately !
Quebec Cocktail Atelier in a Speakeasy