Montreal’s social savvy media are experts at moving from one party to the next. Wednesday’s activities may have been centred at the Ritz but the next day we travelled from the Gold Square Mile to the bustling corner of St. Laurent and St. Catherine to continue our party hopping.
Veuve Clicquot Terrasse Launch au Sofitel
The Sofitel Hotel in Montreal has often been one of our favourite gathering places in Montreal. The Renoir restaurant and its beautiful terrasse have long been our favourite getaways and summer hangouts. Coinciding with the start of Grand Prix, the Softiel launched their Veuve Clicquot inspired terrasse complete shady parasols, comfy cushions and more all decked out in the iconic Veuve Clicquot orange. The day may have been a little cloudy but we shone on the inside as well sipped on Veuve Clicquot Rich and enjoyed charcuterie and bites from the kitchen. Chef Olivier Perret even paid us a visit to make sure we were all being fed. The Veuve Clicquot terrasse at the Sofitel will be open all summer long for all us to enjoy and you can be certain that we will.
Grand Prix Pandemonium At Pandore
After a glass or two of champagne at the Sofitel we headed over to Pandore which sits high atop the corner of St. Catherine and St. Laurent and looks out over the ever changing landscape of our downtown core. We were there for the venue’s Grand Prix Opening party which featured DJ sets from Electric Kitten, Evangelos Pavlis and Pat Boogie. The night started with a media 5a7 and then rolled into a wonderful banquet dinner that featured some of the best food I’ve ever had at Pandore.
From chefs Mineho Okunishi from Imadake Isakaya and Adele Forgione form Beatrice, the menu included Japanese fried chicken, filet mignon, fresh burrata and heirloom tomatoes, pastas and more kept us seated while the music kept pulling us to our feet to dance. Awesome throwback tracks and visits from celebrities made Pandore’s Opening party one of the highlights of the weekend and a very pleasant surprise.
Image credit: Adam Simms