I was tinged with rouge all over last night and it’s not because I was blushing. The ‘glow’ came courtesy of Storys Building and their Bites and Bar Snacks event. Mixologist Wes Galloway and his team ensured that we were sufficiently supplied with copious amounts of sinful drinks and fancy eats.
We picked our ‘poison’ from The Parlor Menu: a glossy newspaper brimming with delightfully named concoctions. Page after page, there’s something for everyone to lap up: whiskies, tequilas, rum, absinthe, and Manhattans. If you feel like venturing into the unknown, Wes is more than happy to accommodate: he made me a special drink when I requested the main ingredient be white chocolate liqueur. What landed on our table was a creamy drink– it tasted like a spiked vanilla shake. I did my happy dance when I tasted it.
The dainty bites were fun: my favourite dish was the buttery, melt in your mouth dry aged rib-eye. Bonus was the little show at the table. The little squares of beef sat atop of a slab of Himalayan sea salt. When the hot jus was poured on top, we received a cauldron of sizzling bubbles around the meat.
If you’re looking for a place for late night drinks and dainty bites, make a stop at Storys Building is located at 11 Duncan street, Toronto.