‘Mixing With’ videos

‘Mixing With’ is a series of videos documenting Toronto bartenders and their cocktails. On a snowy day back in February, the Mixing With crew visited The Bar at Alo to film us and our Armagnac Old Fashioned. Total pros … they were a pleasure to spend the day with! Check out this and their other…

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Best of luck/skill, Shane!

Like other great competitors before him — think Jordan, Lemieux, Phelps — our Shane’s retirement from cocktail competitions was justly called-off. This June, Shane will travel to both Cuba and Washington, DC to compete in two prominent contests. Cuba is host to Havana Club’s Global Grand Prix where he is representing Canada. Meanwhile, Washington is the…

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Toronto restaurant Alo goes all in on high-end dining – and wins – The Globe and Mail

Last spring, after the chef Patrick Kriss and his front-of-house partner, Amanda Bradley, announced the first few details about the restaurant they were building, an acquaintance in the business sent me an e-mail with “Alo??” as its subject line. Alo was the name of the duo’s planned venture; it would be on the third storey…

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Alo’s tasting menus and service merit 4 stars: Review – Toronto Star

One of Toronto’s most remarkable dining experiences unfolds at the gritty corner of Queen and Spadina. Three floors above street level you’ll find the new Alo, a deluxe restaurant with an $89-a-person menu and Michelin-worthy service. Read the full article here: https://www.thestar.com/life/food_wine/restaurants/2015/09/22/alos-tasting-menus-and-service-merit-4-stars-review.html

Best New Restaurants 2016

Here’s how I’d like my death row meal to go: light-as-air mini–pommes soufflés dipped in a black pepper aïoli; two oysters, the West Coaster deep-fried, the East Coaster raw and briny and crowned by a baby nasturtium leaf; a puff of beef tendon, greasy in exactly the right way, and the always-a-shock-to-the-taste-buds muskiness of foie…

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Course correction: At his audacious new restaurant, Alo, Patrick Kriss revives the sullied art of the tasting menu

The entrance to Alo, the best restaurant to open in the city this year—in many years—isn’t promising. The door, beside the Hero Burger in a Victorian-era building at Queen and Spadina, is easy to miss. Read the full article here: http://torontolife.com/food/restaurants/new-toronto-restaurants-alo-patrick-kriss-tasting-menu-queen-spadina/

The Bar at Alo

In a doorway just south of the Queen and Spadina intersection, an attractive, smartly-dressed young lady welcomes visitors from behind a podium. Read the full article here: https://www.diffordsguide.com/pubs-and-bars/1553/toronto/the-bar-at-alo