Ah, the French Riviera. A place where people seem to sashay instead of step. Where mid-afternoon cocktails are encouraged not discouraged. And the only place in the world where the calories in croissants don’t count (at least that’s what I told myself when I was there last summer). Truth is, the Cote D’Azur is one of the most magical places in the world, and it should most definitely be on your bucket list.
Lucky for those in Toronto, Grey Goose is bringing the French Riviera to you as they are launching a pop-up market and dining series.
The market will be open to the public this Thursday and Friday and will feature all of the wonderful things that you would find at a market in the South of France. We’re talking french baguettes, fresh floral bouquets, picture perfect produce, flavourful preserves and yes- all the croissants your heart desires! Enjoy all the market’s offerings and snap an Instagram which will have all of your followers thinking you’ve jetted off to Nice for the day. Grey Goose has been working around the clock to design a backdrop which will look and feel as if you have been transported to the Cote D’Azur. Best of all, the market includes a Grey Goose Le Grand Fizz bar, where shoppers can indulge in this summer’s go-to cocktail, the Grey Goose Le Grand Fizz, because after all, the spritz is so 2017.
Those looking for a more substantial dining experience are invited to a one-night only premium prix fixe dining experience in collaboration with French Michelin-starred chef Christophe Dafau and Canadian Grey Goose Ambassador, Stephanie Lamb. “I am thrilled to bring the taste and spirit of the French Riviera to Canada for Grey Goose Marché,” said Christophe Dufau, owner and executive chef of Michelin-starred restaurant, Les Bacchanales. “I love shopping the local markets of the Côte d’Azur where I’m inspired by the colours and flavours of the season to create a new menu every week.” Toronto diners can expect signature French Riviera dishes that are bound to please, paired with signature Grey Goose cocktails. The Toronto dinner will take place at Bacchanal on Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m.
The pop-up dining series will also be duplicated in Montréal, Vancouver and Calgary. Call the restaurant directly to make reservations. As for the the market, it’s first come first serve, so pop by on your lunch hour or after work to experience a mini escape to the South of France.
Grey Goose Marché:
Thursday, June 21, 2018: 2pm- 9pm
Friday, June 22, 2018: 11am- 4:30pm, 7pm-9pm
160 Queen St. W.
Must be 19 years or older to enter
Bacchanal Restaurant and Grey Goose Vodka Present a Michelin Star Experience:
$170 pp. Thursday, June 21, 2018: 6:30pm
60 Sudbury St., 416-586-1188, bacchanal.ca.