Despite this paperback giant, the year 1997 also presents the establishment of „Grey Goose“ and therefore holds a culinaric revolution which is known as the „World’s Best Tasting Vodka“. A spirit, renowned bars all over the world wouldn’t know what to do without!
So quite a good year, wasn’t it?
Off I was to Berlin.
Berlin, 5.06.2017 – Rooftop Hotel Zoo
Here’s a question that appeals to your imagination and is also descriptive for that time before the actual party:
- creative suggestions are highly welcome as comments!
Passing the flashlights of the photographers and the security check, it suddendly felt I had left Berlin behind and entered a new world. It was just like back in the days, sitting on dads lap and looking through a huge storybook: beautiful colors everywhere, magical sceneries wherever one looked. Where do I begin, what do I look at first?
Divided in 3 levels (entrance as highest, dance floor as lowest), I was able to let my gaze wander to get a general overview of what this event had to offer. Wasn’t an easy choice, I’m telling you that!
Indeed, the guests were as top-class as promised. From the highest authorities of GQ Germany to the most famous actors of the country- all present that evening.
If I were a pilot, I’d describe them as my runway lighting; they showed me the way.
one of them was a guy we call „Nouri“, a bartender that always wears his hat at an angle. The other, signalizing his profession by wearing a chef’s hat, was Sebastian Frank. Both honorable members of Grey Goose’s „Atelier of Taste“.
Due to the pursue of convincing people worldwide of the outstanding quality of their product, the people behind the brand continuously work on culinaric noveltys in combination with the high end vodka.
As a result of this plan, the very ambitious „Atelier of Taste“ was founded this summer. In a nutshell, the „Atelier of Taste“ is an event where the brand invites famous bartenders and chefs from all over the world for a culinaric Get-Together in „Le Logis“, a private mension of Grey Goose based in the heart of the cognac region. During those days, bartender Nourredine „Nouri“ Elmoussaoui and two star chef Sebastian Frank created an ingenious combination out of the signature drink „Le Grand Fizz“ and corresponding canapées.
Compliments to the chef!
Looking back to the „GQ Mension“ party, I do have to say that it was quite surreal. I stood there with a drink in my hand, behind me the flashlights of the photographers, next to me those culinaric lords between dozens of elegantly lined up oysters and in front of me the dancefloor crowded with celebrities. The evening was filled with so many great impressions, that I not just like to think back to it but also keep remembering new aspects and situations I haven’t even properly processed yet.
Maybe it’s because my subconscious doesn’t want to let go of the event, that everytime I’m having either a „Petites Gorgées“ or „Le Grand Fizz“, the impressions immediately come up and in my mind and I see myself on that party, standing at the bar and toasting with the other guests to the 20th anniversary of „Grey Goose“ & „GQ Germany“.