Well, didn’t we feel very spoilt! An exclusive invite to join other bloggers and foodies to indulge in an experience which definitely put our senses in a happy place. The Taste By Appointment event was hosted by Grey Goose ambassador, Andy Wren. St Crispin in Collingwood prepared a special menu for us to compliment the Grey Goose vodka cocktails which explored the flavours of sweet, salty, sour and umami (savoury).
Guests were invited to create their own cocktails, myself failing miserably in creating something which I’d love! I went a little overboard with the lemon juice. Best to leave it to the experts who shook fabulous bespoke cocktails with simple instructions thrown at them, such as ‘neat, and a little bit sweet’.
Taste by Appointment – by Grey Goose
St Crispin is a stylish and hip place which is wonderfully suited to Smith Street, with a bar upstairs (Thomas Olive Bar) for those who are after a quiet place to drink some amazing cocktails. The three course meal was both delicious and impressive, including a main of Wagyu beef fillet and cheek. Our taste buds were left tingling at the end with a serving of trigeminal chocolates – three different flavoured chocolates to tantalise your trigeminal nerve! We’re definitely heading back for more.
Andy Wren was a fabulous host, guiding us through the whole experience and teaching us the art of really enjoying our cocktails. We were invited to ‘steal’ the gorgeous little metal stirrers which were especially made for the Taste By Appointment events. Check our little video out to see why these things came home with us!
Thanks for the wonderful experience, Grey Goose and St Crispin!
Cocktail of the night:
Grey Goose Umami Poulet:
Grey Goose Vodka with roast chicken, cherry tomato and carrot medley with Noily Prat stirred with a dash of thyme and lemon peel vinegar.
Experience of the night:
While holding your nose tight, chew on a mint leaf. Let go of your nose and experience the explosion!
Most popular cocktail of the night:
Grey Goose Le Fizz: A light, refreshing cocktail which will please most palates.
35mls Grey Goose Vodka
25mls St-Germain elderflower liqueur
20mls freshly squeezed lime juice
70mls chilled soda
Pour all ingredients except soda into a cocktail shaker, shake briefly over ice and double strain into a chilled flute. Top with soda. Garnish with a stirrer.