Montreal has a brand-new restaurant in the heart of Montreal’s downtown financial district, and this one just raised the bar. Vicolo – Italian for back alley (hey now…) greeted media with an elaborate display of cured meats, fresh bread, figs and the best variety of cheese I’ve sampled in a while. Let’s not forget the variety of signature cocktails and most impressive variety of red wine that satisfied my pallet.Cocktail mastery is given justice at Vicolo Eat, drink, repeat. It is after-all, the Italian way. Tartar on a wood plank, artfully served.
Behind the bar, you can expect an impressive selection of mambo-Italiano-friendly cocktails, courtesy of Lawrence Picard of Nectar Mixologie. My tastebuds were treated to Il Vicolo, which was flavourful and hit the spot. We hear the Earl Gray Martini is a popular choice.
Now hear me when I say this (or write it, rather) but it has been ages since I’ve enjoyed a glass of red wine that didn’t leave me suffering with a headache, but I am thrilled to report that was not the case on Wednesday. The wine was spot on and I enjoyed the evening headache-free. #Hallelujah
Media darlings Naomi Laroque and Cynthia Polanco pausing to smile for the camera at Mirmir’s photo booth Genevieve Roy smiles bright – and who could blame her?
The chic grand opening celebration welcomed fashion and foodie media alike, along with tastemakers and socialites. Guests enjoyed the cornucopia of antipasti, while vibe-ing to the beats spun by DJ Abeille. We won’t confirm whether or not a dance party broke out on the main floor by the end of the evening, but you can take a guess.
Jillian, Shayna and Samantha striking a pose Philip Tabah, founder of The Main. Mose Persico seemed to be enjoying himself, without the shadow of a doubt. Dominique re-constructs his look to a modern, younger Mick Jagger, while I was channeling Sheryl Crow.
The modern Italian restaurant and bar brings rustic charm to modern style, and needless to say, it’s quite the lively destination. Situated on René-lévesque at the corner of Bishop in the heart of downtown Montreal, it’s the perfect spot to meet up with friends, dine with colleagues, or grab dinner before attending a Habs game.She is Queen. Jillian of TBPR reigns with her team in a group-shot minutes before the event.
This incredible event was hosted by Tracey Brooke Public Relations (TBPR). Jillian and her team of PR superstars completely outdid themselves, so thank-you for putting together such a memorable event.
If you procrastinate as much as I do, and haven’t booked your Christmas party, I highly suggest booking at Vicolo. Check them out online, on social media; Facebook , Instagram and Twitter @vicolomtl.
Location: 1425 René-Lévesque Ouest (corner Bishop)
Reservations: (514) 544 4405
Monday: 11:30am -10pm
Tuesday: 11:30am -10pm
Wednesday: 11:30am -10pm
Thursday:11:30am – 12am
Friday :11:30am – 12am
Saturday: 5pm -12am
Sunday: 5pm -10pm.
Photo Credit: Georges Alexandar, Hashtag Media