The B&G TIFF Wrap-Up & Champagne Party

Last night we hosted the TIFF Wrap-Up & Champagne Party to celebrate the end of TIFF-film-festing for this year. On hand to join us was the Film Fest Five; Tennis Star Suzie and Stephen; Brian, Gary and Blee. The evening started with G’s oh-so-fabulous cocktail, the Film Festini, an homage to the colours of this year’s film fest logo. A martini of blue curacao, vodka, a touch of lime and garnished with a beautiful fresh fig slice. From there, it was onto the champagnes. Over the evening we sampled the following sparkling wines/champagnes:

  • Jackson-Triggs Proprietors’ Reserve Methode Cuve Close 2004 (very tasty Ontarian; Try it!);
  • Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Spain;
  • Wolf Blass Yellow Label Sparkling Brut Non-Vintage (good and affordable);
  • Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Spain;
  • Lanson Black Label Brut France (so excellent, so French);
  • Veuve Clicquot Brut France (THE standard in champagne)
  • Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial France (the champagne of choice for Queen Elizabeth II).

This morning I lined up the dearly departed bottles, plus the second Veuve we opened at 1am, and reminisced.



1) Rock Star Cathy, willariah, Stephen, Tennis Star Suzie, Denyse and eggyplant; 2) Denyse, Brian and Gary; 3) Rock Star Cathy and willariah

eggyplant tries her acting skills as we all got into a fierce game of
Act One with the asians vs. the whities; 5) I’ve seen Blee like this
before!; 6) the crew take the comic book character challenge

G and I wanted to thank everyone for joining us in the celebration and for breaking in the new ‘cruiser tables’ for their first ever group party. They did so well don’t you think? Especially with the chocolate fundoo on the one.

As to the movies, I think we all concurred The Banquet was simply embarrassing and horrible …. our other top picks:

Also popular last night was our PacMan game. This proved somewhat challenging for a few folks (easily blamed on the Champagne mind you). However, here’s a tip I can pass on for our next party (and which G only remembered this morning). The controller knob rotates! OMG, that would have made the race track a little easier to negotiate eh.

Control Panel

Friday’s party: the XX Again Party
We headed north to the wilds of Newmarket on Friday night to join Maria and Mark and Megan in celebrating Maria’s XX Birthday again. It was a huge success and lots of fun, especially once Barney brought out the ‘urchin’ to play with. Gooey fun for sure!

The Birthday Girl and daughter
The urchin calm and squeezed

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11 Responses to The B&G TIFF Wrap-Up & Champagne Party

  1. Len_Q says:

    Hmmm… hope the night wasn’t too… wild… =þ

  2. willariah says:

    thank u for the lovely evening, darling. i’ve learned that veuve cliquot is not pronouced “veuve cleekwot” hahaha:) i definitely enjoyed that last bottle of moet immensely. the segura was lovely also!

  3. MrJCHEN says:

    so interesting.
    – j

  4. kunhuo42 says:

    looks like a lot of fun! ryc: yum, mooncakes! i love the lotus ones.

  5. enRoute says:

    hahaha…i want that urchin! =)

  6. There is nothing more fun than getting loopie on champagne!  I get extremely giddy…haha… I love Veuve (which i save for special occasions) and Lanson (i have a bottle in my fridge, coincidentally).  I noticed that you didnt comment on the Spanish cavas.  Didnt like em?? just wondering…
    Interesting, none of you enjoyed The Banquet …

  7. orchidgrass says:

    so many wine here!

  8. Fatcat723 says:

    I always enjoy a good wine with a good meal. Even a good glass of wine before bedtime. I enjoy your reviews.
    RYC: I think that suggest that you ahve grown to be comfortable with you.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I always enjoy reading your comments about wine and spirits.

  10. So which wine was your favorite? I need some guidance on buying wine. Everyone says wine tastes good, but I never seem to think so. I think it’s probably the wine I’m drinking so steer me in the right direction (preferably something affordable for a college student ;))!

  11. YNOTswim says:

    should be XXX party

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