Too much wine and Champagne yesterday. Our 27th at Canoe and friends over for wine and cheese in the afternoon. Recovering slowly this morning.
I'll do the Canoe review over at the Toronto Restaurant Review thread. Interesting night.
The Formula is a great value Oz Shiraz. Lots of good quality fruit, not too much heat. 'Delicious', I guess. Went well with a spicy, sundried tomato tapinade and sweet mission fig compote.
Later that night, Pommery Champagne, a lot of it, on the house courtesy of the excellent Canoe somellier. He always treats us right. Gave us the tasting pairs on the house, too (unknown Sauv Blancs and a fabulous, buttery icewine with the foe gras). Way too much wine for one day, but really great stuff. The Pommery was quite dry but wonderful flavour. We ordered the CDP just because. It was mind blowing. Very, very complex, mint on the tongue and a tar pit on the throat. The fruit was fighting with the mineralities, but in a good way -- like a fight with your wife at a party or event with insane, drunk make up sex in the car in the parking lot. You know, I hope.