It was a true prohibition-era experience at the media preview of CC Lounge, a new cocktail bar and supper club located in the Ontario Heritage Trust’s historic Beardmore Building.
In a corner of the 4,000-square-foot lounge, draped in crystal chandeliers and mirror balls, is a whiskey tunnel housing over 100 kinds of whiskey, where James Arvanitopoulos (Director, CC Historian) took us on a whisky tasting tour.
In this prohibition-era inspired tunnel, we tasted some of CC Lounge’s finest Canadian Whiskies as well as some premium American Bourbons, paired with chocolate.
Executive Chef Brent Richardson’s new menu at CC Lounge includes a CC Whiskey Pairing Spread tailored to pair with flights of whiskey. Other delectable comfort foods include foie gras poutine, tourtière, roasted trout, deviled eggs, fried quail and pancakes, and much more.
While champagne was pouring out from the custom 10-foot-tall cage, food items from CC Lounge’s party menu (available for parties of 25+ people) were served. Salmon Lox Bites, Mini Poutine, Lobster Rolls, Steak Tartare on Crostini and fresh oysters were just some of them. All were flavourful and washed down perfectly with CC Lounge’s whiskey cocktails.
Aside from the classics, CC Lounge’s own, legendary creations are also must tries. Kitten Cocktail is made with 2oz Smirnoff Double Black, Pama liquor, Chambord with muddled raspberries and topped with champagne; Hosty Totsy is composed of 2oz Wiser’s Lot 57 Spiced and Godiva chocolate liquor; The Flapper is prepared with 2oz C.C. Sherry Cask, Port, topped with champagne.
Other than whiskies, wines and craft beers are also available.
CC Lounge is located at 45 Front Street East
Mon & Tue: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed-Fri: 4:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sat: 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
Reservations for groups of four or more can be made by calling 416-362-4777 or online at:www.ccfront.com
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