TORONTO — Library Bar has launched a brand new cocktail menu by Fairmont Royal York resort’s award-winning director of Mixology, James Grant. As an distinctive first for the long-lasting model, Grant levies inspiration from a group of strange and daring to sophisticated substances, showcased in themes of Martinis, Masterpieces, Poetry, Folklore, Science Fiction and Greatest Sellers.
Grant’s inspiration for the menu is derived from a canon of each literary and movie classics, crafting a cocktail expertise in contrast to any beverage menu ever earlier than seen on the iconic resort. Winner of the Diaego World Class International Bartender of the 12 months 2021 and Canada’s 100 Greatest Bartender of the 12 months 2022, Grant’s hospitality ethos and creativity as a bartender is basically as a result of solely managing and bartending at his alma mater, Little Hong Kong, a 16-seat bar in Edmonton, Alta., the place he honed the fantastic artwork of dialog to attach with every visitor and craft bespoke cocktails.
Library Bar’s menu options 20 cocktails in complete, together with 17 new cocktails and three from the newest menu.
- Martinis – The Traditional, The Luxe
- Masterpieces – Grasp & Commander, Birthday Swimsuit, The Curator, King of Desires
- Poetry – Ghost Ships, Bespoke Tailoring, The Moon, Divine Comedy
- Folklore – Black Lodge, Wild 400, Gunslinger Punch, Little Seeds
- Science Fiction – Spice Melange, Final of Us, Sacred Beast, Southern Attain
- Greatest Sellers – Dominicana, Twist of Destiny
“Stepping in to the position of orchestrating the visitor expertise for one among Canada’s most storied resorts requires a way of reverence for its legacy and lends the chance to jot down your personal chapter in Toronto’s historical past,” says Grant. “I’ve at all times had a ardour for tales, which carried me by my educational profession learning historical past, fable, and literature. As a bartender, I’ve discovered a medium by which I can share tales with my visitor. Extra importantly, by these drinks, I might help craft new tales for many who be a part of us in Library Bar.”
“Library Bar is a beloved worldwide determine and a cornerstone of Toronto’s nice historical past as a gathering place of the minds. James Grant’s inventive character is showcased fantastically on this intriguing assortment of charismatic cocktails. The menu is finely curated for our visitor expertise, and with it, James has definitely authored his distinctive legacy and expertise in Library Bar’s historical past as Fairmont Royal York’s most forward-thinking institution,” says Edwin Frizzell, VP, Central Canada and basic supervisor, Fairmont Royal York. “There’s an artwork to hospitable entertaining, and I imagine James and our complete crew have created a menu that’s at first an fulfilling learn, then, transforms right into a stunning delight to the senses the second the cocktail is served to our visitor.”