Sampling a fantastic Scotch is an experience that requires nothing more than a few moments to relax and let the flavours play across your palate. All you need is a good whisky, and the time to enjoy it, but having the right location, good company, and great food can make a whisky moment truly a soulful experience that goes a step beyond. Commemorating the launch of The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old, which is now available in Canada, I was fortunate to enjoy a memorable whisky moment recently with the company of The Macallan’s emeritus ambassador, Marc Laverdiere, and an excellent mix of cheeses, chocolates, and food pairings.
My love of espresso knows no bounds, from a straight espresso with sugar all the way to trying interesting new recipes. For the last year, I’ve been fortunate to have the Breville Barista Express Espresso machine to make my espresso and espresso-based drinks, so I can make a caramel macchiato pretty quickly at this point, but I honestly am not a big fan of buying caramel sauce because–surprise–it’s really easy to make.
Yesterday was the first official day of spring in Canada, but it might be hard to tell across most of the country. Some areas still have snow, and ice, and in Toronto the temperature is set to dip back down below zero later this week. So when does spring really arrive? Home Depot Canada has come up with the first days to really enjoy the season, and they’re looking for people across the country to join in #ChasingSpring.
Spread the cheer this holiday season with special luxury gifts from some of The GATE’s favorite brands, including two special timepieces from Hamilton Watch, the latest Samsung Curved 4K SUHD TV, Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine, and cognac from Courvoisier.
What does it take for a movie production designer like Nathan Crowley–responsible for The Prestige, The Dark Knight, and Interstellar–to design a timepiece for Hamilton Watches? For the Odyssey ODC X-03, which was recently unveiled in Los Angeles at a special event, it just takes the right timing, if you’ll excuse the pun, the right design, a lot of work, and a great working relationship built on a very special project.
Before the holiday season begins, we want to take a moment to talk about a great cause. It’s an annual tradition here at The GATE that before the holidays start, and before you really start shopping, we want you to think about supporting a cause that could help your community, or the world, and this year the focus is on Stand Up To Cancer.
You’ve watched the show, and now that it’s Halloween, it’s time to celebrate with two Stranger Things dishes that are just awesome: Demogorgon Pie and French Onion Barb. Yes, you read those right, and they look as delicious as they are just a little bit gross, which is what Halloween is all about.
How do you make yourself unstoppable? It’s all about being self-assured, and blazing a trail in the world, at least according to premium fashion brand Strellson‘s latest campaign that celebrates Freddie Mercury’s 70th birthday with a rendition of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now”.
Happy National Coffee Day! Sure, you could celebrate with a cappuccino, but tonight you can elevate your coffee experience with a special cocktail that combines espresso and Star of Bombay.
The Toronto International Film Festival is back, the films are rolling, and the stars are glamming it up around town and on the red carpet. To celebrate, The GATE has some cocktail inspiration for you courtesy of The Macallan, Courvoisier, Grey Goose, Cîroc, and Baileys. Whether you’re celebrating TIFF, or just hosting a party, these cocktails will help add a little star power.