Restaurant: Miracle Montreal
Event: Miracle Montreal Opening Night 2018
Restaurant type: Christmas, bar, cocktails, 5@7
Prices: $16 Christmas Cocktails, $5 Christmas Shooters, $11-$23 to eat
Date: Thursday November 29th 2018
Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of checking out this year’s pop-up Christmas bar: Miracle Montreal! Miracle Montreal is located in Old Montreal and will only be around for ONE month! So, if you love everything Christmas – music, cookies, decorations and cocktails – this is the place you want to be checking out this month!
The bar is fairly easy to spot from the outside, with its decorated Christmas tree, lights and decorated entrance way. Once you walk in, it’s like you’ve walked into a winter wonderland. The first room is decorated in hues of silver, white and blues and the effect is quite lovely. As soon as I walked in, I was amazed by all the details and the decorations used to dress up the room; the hanging snowflakes, the string lights, the silver wrapped gifts and walls, etc.
As you progress through the bar, you arrive to a second more festive and colorful room. Lots of greens, reds and gold all over. There are mini Christmas trees, a wall full of wreaths, colorful Christmas gifts hanging from the ceiling, beautiful forest green velvet banquet chairs and of course, string lights.
The bar is located in the first room and all of the white lights used to decorate it are quite impressive; they left a very positive impression on me anyways. 10 cocktails and 2 shooters are on the Christmas menu, ranging from Christmapolitan to Snowball Old Fashioned. My first pick was the Christmapolitan – Tito’s Vodka, St-Germain, Martini Dry Vermouth, Spiced cranberry sauce, rosemary, lime and Absinthe mist – as I prefer fruity and sweet cocktails. The Christmapolitan wasn’t exactly that; it was definitely sweet, but not very fruity. It tasted A LOT like Christmas, with various different spices used to make it festive. My friend Leila opted for the Run Run Rudolph – Citadelle Gin, mulled wine purée, lemon and Prosecco – which also ended up tasting quite festive and sweet. We both much preferred the Koala-La La La, La La La La – Bombay Sapphire Gin, pine, Dry Vermouth, Lime, eucalyptus syrup, orange bitters – which resembled a more “normal” cocktail. It was actually kind of like an alcoholic lemonade; very refreshing, a tad acid from the lime, a tad sweet from the syrup and boozy from the gin. It was a great mix of ingredients (coming from someone who doesn’t normally drink gin!). One thing we can say though, is that the drinks are VERY strong. They may cost you $16 a piece, but you’ll come out of there feeling like you’ve had double for sure!
Of course, what is a Christmas party without some Christmas food? Although not extensive and very simple, Miracle Montreal’s food menu has some of that holiday spirit in it. There’s tourtière, brie fondant, cheese and charcuterie platters (always a winner), mac & cheese and more! We got to sample the Confit duck grilled cheese and it was excellent. The mix between the juicy duck and the melted cheese was perfect; all nestled in between two toasted buns.
Overall, we had a great night at Miracle Montreal and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking to experience the magic of Christmas. The place is so festive, from the decorations to the music and the food to the staff’s clothing; they really thought about it all to give you the perfect Christmas bar experience! Merry Christmas!
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*This restaurant post does not contain my usual restaurant review criteria of restaurants, as this is a sponsored post where I was invited to the restaurant as a guest.
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