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TIFF | The Gladstone Hotel Presents: A Dark & Stormy Cocktail Soirée

To say the next couple of weeks are going to be busy would be an understatement. A colossal understatement. As I sit here on a Saturday afternoon of a long-weekend scheduling, organizing, confirming appointments, planning logistical back & forths between work so Canela can be walked & fed because fashion week and TIFF are lined up one after another; was not my idea of a Saturday (cue sarcastic, YAY). But, as much as I complain about my early start times and late nights the next couple of weeks, I love it. I love everything to do with Toronto during TIFF, now that we have fashion week just before the festival; the excitement is palpable throughout the city. So to kick off some of my coverage of events, parties, shows, presentations, lounges & dinners, I have something YOU can all make your way to!

The Gladstone Hotel invites movie lovers of all kinds to a celebration of drinks and film! A Dark & Stormy Cocktail Soirée takes place on Friday September 7th and have guests journey through an immersive cocktail experience featuring live music, mixology stations, film-noir inspired art and more!

Guests will an exclusive guided tasting of the Gladstone Hotel’s Signature Cocktails–inspired by the history of the hotel and classic cocktail culture (as epitomized in the Film Noir genre) created by the Gladstone’s talented cocktailers under the mentorship of Toronto bar star, Josh Lindley.

The evening’s offerings will include: One welcome cocktail served in the Cafe, 5 mini cocktails – served at stations in the Ballroom where guests can meet The Gladstone’s head bartenders and taste their signature cocktails & new seasonal creations, a DJ set & bites by Executive Chef, Brandi Greenwood.

To learn more about A Dark & Stormy Cocktail Soirée and how you can purchase tickets, click the link.

Photo: The Gladstone Hotel

Julio Reyes

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